September 3, 2011
In 1976, the United States celebrated the bicentennial of American independence with scores of activities across the nation. All fifty states joined in with exhibits, fairs, musicals, parades, publications, and patriotic pageants. Even water hydrants were painted red, white, and blue. One unique activity in Little Rock (Pulaski County) was the painting of the national bicentennial seal on the pavement at the intersection of Fifth and Main streets.