• Robin Canfield

Some Fun America Facts



The first postmaster suggested the name of Saugatuck, a native American name signifying a stream outlet.


Douglas was originally known as Dudleyville! In 1861, residents changed the name to Douglas.


The Declaration of Independence was not signed on July 4, 1776. That’s actually the day it was formally adopted by Congress. It wasn’t signed by most signatories until August.


John Adams was so peeved that Independence Day wasn’t celebrated on the 2nd of July that he turned down most 4th of July party invitations throughout his life.


Americans typically eat 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day, “enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times,” according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.


In 1778, George Washington gave his soldiers a double ration of rum to celebrate July 4th.

Starting in 1818, new stars and stripes were added to the American flag each July 4 to mark the creation of new states.



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