4th fêted with fortitude

4th fêted with fortitude

Fires, haze and memories of bombs mark festivities
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Steve Slack takes the opportunity to sweep his wife, Tracy Slack, off her feet while dancing in downtown Durango. Many families gathered Thursday on Main Avenue to enjoy live music, food and a Fourth of July parade.
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Kenzie Harris, 2, watches the annual Fourth of July Parade in Bayfield from the arms of her mother, Sarah Harris. Parades, readings from the Declaration of Independence and fireworks were all part of the celebrations Thursday in Southwest Colorado.
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Fireworks, cancelled last year as a precaution during a dry season of drought, light the skies above Durango Thursday night in a traditional, inspiring Independence Day celebration.
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Everyone loves a parade including 2-year-old Kenzie Harris who watches the annual Fourth of July Parade in Bayfield from the arms of her mother, Sarah Harris.
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Al Librande of Durango Clean Machine brings fun and a cooling mist of water to the crowd lining Mill Street in Bayfield Thursday for the annual Fourth of July Parade.
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Crowds watches the annual Fourth of July Parade in Bayfield from in front of the Calvary Presbyterian Church along Mill Street Thursday.
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From building windows along Mill Street, people watch the Bayfield Fourth of July Parade.
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Crowds react to being misted by water during the annual Fourth of July Parade in Bayfield on Thursday.
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John Werner entertains the crowds lining Mill Street in Bayfield Thursday for the annual Fourth of July Parade.
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Two-year-old Landyn Kinney waves an American flag along Mill Street in Bayfield Thursday as she cheers the annual Fourth of July Parade. Landyn is the son of Robert and Serena Kinney of Ignacio.
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