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Looking back at Wrangell’s July Fourth celebration

Wrangell is coming down from a week of July Fourth festivities and contests. Here’s a look back at this year’s celebration.

Paddlers fit as many people as they could into a canoe to compete in the "War Canoe" race Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Paddlers fit as many people as they could into a canoe to compete in the “War Canoe” race Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

A Top Gun-themed boat competes in the Crazy Craft Race along with some air mattresses Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

A Top Gun-themed boat competes in the Crazy Craft Race along with some air mattresses Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Several competitors hit the water during the greased pole contest Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Several competitors hit the water during the greased pole contest Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Erica Smith was crowned Fourth of July Queen at the coronation ceremony Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Erica Smith was crowned Fourth of July Queen at the coronation ceremony Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Wrangell's Fourth of July parade

Wrangell’s Fourth of July parade

 

Wrangell's Fourth of July parade

Wrangell’s Fourth of July parade

Wrangell's Fourth of July parade

Wrangell’s Fourth of July parade

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