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By Misty Springer
Green River Public Affairs and Grants Administrator 

Notes from Town Square: A history of Father's Day

 


This year, Father’s Day happens to fall on the official advent of summer, an entirely satisfying coincidence since today, most celebrations for dear ol’ dad usually involve golf clubs, BBQ grills or fishing poles. Father’s Day is celebrated in about 70 other countries around the globe, many of them on the third Sunday in June, but it all started right here in America around the turn of the last century, not long after Mother’s Day was recognized as a commercial holiday in 1908. By 1909, 45 states observed Mother’s Day. Then in 1914, as World War I was marauding across western Euro...



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