Photos: A look back at the Fourth

Fireworks erupt over corn fields near Winnebago, Ill. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
Fireworks erupt over corn fields near Winnebago, Ill. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
More fireworks erupt over corn fields near Winnebago, Ill. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
More fireworks erupt over corn fields near Winnebago, Ill. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
A couple of young patriots wait for candy to be thrown in the Winnebago parade. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
A couple of young patriots wait for candy to be thrown in the Winnebago parade. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
This team of horses pulled a wagon in the Winnebago parade. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
This team of horses pulled a wagon in the Winnebago parade. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
Area firefighters compete in the Kirkland barrel contest. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
Area firefighters compete in the Kirkland barrel contest. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
The Civil Air Patrol color guard led the parade in Winnebago. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
The Civil Air Patrol color guard led the parade in Winnebago. (Photo by Jon McGinty)

From the July 9-15, 2014, issue