1876 : Muskegon Celebrates July 4th In a Different Fashion

July 4, 2018 all-day

On July 4, 1876, as part of an Independence Day centennial celebration, “Big Delia” a 6-foot, two-inch, 225 pound tobacco-chewing madam, and her employees built a pavilion near Muskegon, hired two bands, invited their “sisters” from Chicago and Milwaukee, provided free beer, and threw a free party for more than 1,000 lumberjacks.

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