“Fourth of July, Bolinas, California, 1976”
If you have ever been to Bolinas, you first had to find it. The residents, passionate about keeping their homeland off the grid, each year remove the Bolinas 2 Miles sign from Highway 1, the only directional signage to their town. Many a backyard has been graced with these signs, crumbled, discarded but none the less a sign of victory of their on going efforts to preserve the uniqueness of this off the wall community. It’s become a bit of a tradition.
Another tradition is the 4th of July parade downtown. Festive, odd and clearly counter culture this annual event hosts everything from homemade floats, a nude Lady Liberty and a beer wagon, distributing free beer to parade watchers at 10:00 AM in the morning. And the day just got better after that.