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Afton's Fourth of July parade had humble beginnings


Afton's Fourth of July parade has earned a reputation for its traditional and festive atmosphere, but the parade had rather humble beginnings.

The community held its inaugural Fourth of July parade at the turn of the century, but another one wasn't held for many years, according to officials at the Afton Historical Society.

"That kind of died on the vine," said Stan Ross, the AHS president.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.