Sunday, April 9, 2017

Easter Monday Is Holiday to Enjoy Nature, Watch Ballgames, 1917

“Easter Monday Holiday in Hickory,” from the April 7, 1917 issue of the Hickory Daily Record

Although Easter Monday is not a national holiday, but more of a festival occasion, the stores and many other businesses houses in Hickory will be closed Monday. According to custom, the people of the state will take the day off generally to spend the day in the woods and on the streams or attending ball games.

Monday probably will be mild and fair—one of the loveliest Easters in years—and everybody will enjoy spending the day out of doors. Most people, it is expected, will devote the day to their gardens or preparing for clean-up week, which begins Tuesday. The city wagons will begin in the first ward Tuesday afternoon and make the rounds by Friday night.

Lenoir College will meet the strong Spencer team in baseball here in the afternoon at 3:30 and a great crowd will witness it. At the same time Catawba College will be playing the Charlotte league team at Newton, and that will be an attraction for that end of the county.

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