4th by Numbers

4th by Numbers

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30:Number of places nationwide with “liberty” in their name.

11: Number of places nationwide with “independence” in their name.

5: Number of places nationwide with “freedom” in their name.

1: There is one place named “patriot”, in Indiana.

There’s a 1-in-6 chance the beef on your backyard grill came from Texas.

The lettuce in your salad or on your hamburger probably was grown in California, which accounts for nearly three-quarters of USA lettuce production.

The ketchup on your hamburger or hot dog probably came from California, which can account for as much as 95 percent of the processed tomato production.

Idaho and Washington produce about one half of the spuds used for potato salad or chips.

The word ‘patriotism’ comes from the Latin patria, which means ‘homeland’ or ‘fatherland.’

The first public Fourth of July event at the White House occurred in 1804.

Before cars ruled the roadway, the Fourth of July was traditionally the most miserable day of the year for horses, tormented by all the noise and by the boys and girls who threw firecrackers at them.

In 1941, Congress declared 4th of July a federal legal holiday. It is one of the few federal holidays that have not been moved to the nearest Friday or Monday.

Happy 4th!