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Sitka’s Fourth festivities

Sitka Fire Department v. Coast Guard water fight (KCAW/photo by Greta Mart)

Sitka Fire Department v. Coast Guard water fight (KCAW/photo by Greta Mart)

Sitkans celebrated their independent spirit on Friday with another fabulous town-wide Fourth of July party. KCAW’s Greta Mart files this audio postcard.

 

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