From 1880s, Detroit Lakes has drawn a crowd for Independence Day
Independence Day. Once upon a time, Detroit Lakes and its mile-long city beach were a mecca of sorts that drew thousands of visitors from throughout the Upper Midwest to the community for July 4th festivities.
Though it is still a favorite spot to spend the summer holiday for many, the crowds are nowhere near what they were during the celebration's heyday in the 1980s and 90s.
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