Small Town America

This post was published more than a few years ago (on 1999-07-03) and may contain inaccurate technical information, outmoded thoughts, or cringe takes. Proceed at your own risk.

Tomorrow is Independence Day (which I learned in my recent reading of Made in America by Bill Bryson, is a curious date for the celebration of our country’s birth— the declaration’s proposal was adopted two days earlier). Thoughts around this time inevitably turn to Americanisms like the flag, fireworks, mom’s apple pie, and the quintessential small town parade.

2 thoughts on “Small Town America”

  1. I find it fascinating that Americans on average are unwilling to walk over 600 feet. However I would very much like the source: What “recent statistics” have shown this?

  2. Gosh… when I wrote that five years ago, I wasn’t exactly the biggest keeper of notes. I expect that statistic is probably from one of the sites linked to from the column.

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