Can you see a difference in the 4th of July celebration of 110 years ago and that of today?
"No 4th of July in the memory of the oldest inhabitants was ever celebrated in Marion as universally as was done last Tuesday. Every business house in Marion was closed by common consent, and many of the business men and their families went to the Crittenden Springs for the day, and remained over to see the fireworks and to witness the ball. The streets were deserted throughout the day and an air of quiet and rest was abroad in the city." 
 "Marion Holiday," Crittenden Press, 6 July 1905, http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/, page 1, accessed 1 May 2015.
Published 5 July 2015, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/