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Everglades City Independence Day celebration, 2013

See larger Everglades City Mayor Sammy Hamilton speaks to his constituents. The town got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Everglades City Mayor Sammy Hamilton speaks to his constituents. The town got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • The Oriental Guide, a high official in the Araba Shrine Temple of Fort Myers. Everglades City got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Everglades City got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Everglades City got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The Sheriff's Office color guard leads the parade past City Hall. Everglades City got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The Oriental Guide, a high official in the Araba Shrine Temple of Fort Myers. Everglades City got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The Sheriff's Office color guard raises the flag in front of City Hall. Everglades City got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Tom Geffert, right, Tom Fyock, and Kevin Smith of the artillery uncover for the National Anthem. Everglades City got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The gunners of Gamble's Light Artillery fire off a thunderous round to open the proceedings. Everglades City got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The gunners of Gamble's Light Artillery fire off a thunderous round to open the proceedings. Everglades City got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Everglades City Mayor Sammy Hamilton speaks to his constituents. The town got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Everglades City Mayor Sammy Hamilton speaks to his constituents. The town got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Nicholas Smith, 11 months, didn't choose his red, white and blue 'head-do.' Everglades City got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Depending on the kindness of strangers: a young lady asks for help retrieving a piece of tossed candy that remained in the street. Everglades City got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Everglades City Mayor Sammy Hamilton reads the plaque he just unveiled, lauding his preserving City Hall. The town got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Sierra Duncan and Logan Foss staff the Chokoloskee Youth Group bake sale. Everglades City got a jump on the rest of the country, celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday, with a parade, proclamations, a community fair, and fireworks in the evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Everglades City got a jump on the rest of the country Saturday, beating them to the punch with their Independence Day celebrations. The festivities have a distinct small town flavor, with little of the glitz seen in larger metropolitan blowouts. This is a celebration of the natives, by the natives and for the natives.

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