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Independence Day in Steamboat, past and present

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Hahn's Peak celebrates Independence Day in 1907. Tread of Pioneers Museum/courtesy

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Wes Hatch and Redneck rumble down Lincoln Avenue with the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series group in 2012 in downtown Steamboat Springs. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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General Pershing was described in 1919 in the Steamboat Pilot as the “worst bucking horse discovered in years.” Worst, of course, meaning the best. Tread of Pioneers Museum/courtesy

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Wade Mosher hangs on during the saddle bronc riding competition at the 2011 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series. The Fourth of July rodeo event this year starts at 6:30 p.m. Photo by Scott Franz

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An old stagecoach rolls through the 1947 Fourth of July parade in front of the Harbor Hotel. Tread of Pioneers Museum/courtesy

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Nordic combined skier Cliff Field takes flight off a plastic-covered ski jump during the jumping portion of the 2012 Fourth of July Ski Jumping Extravaganza in Steamboat Springs. Photo by John F. Russell

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The 1950 Ski Band’s skis are fitted with rollers in a Fourth of July test run for the band’s appearance in the Lions Club Parade in Chicago that year. Tread of Pioneers Museum/courtesy

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The 1949 Fourth of July opening ceremony had crowds lining Lincoln Avenue. Tread of Pioneers Museum/courtesy

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Lowell Thropp, from left, Henry Dorr, Don Lutkin, Caldus Klumker, Lewis Kemry and Charles Auter, of the Steamboat Springs post of the American Legion, present the color guard in the 1965 Fourth of July parade. Jim Stanko/Courtesy

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Scott and Tim Borden, from left, handed off firework-lighting duties in Steamboat Springs to Karl Fredell and Billy Petersen. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Billy Petersen, from left, Scott Borden and Tim Borden handle a shell that the Bordens built. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Jim Widmann watches as the machine he designed creates a fireworks shell. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Independence Day in 1939 in Steamboat Springs. Tread of Pioneers Museum/courtesy

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Ann Gooding, pictured in the bathing suit, rides on the Fun Club float July 4, 1947, through downtown Steamboat. In the background is the Routt County Courthouse. Tread of Pioneers Museum/courtesy

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