July 3, 1910: Los Angeles prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade in the downtown business district followed by a ceremony at the Plaza with a reading of the Declaration of Independence and — what's this? A speech in Spanish? A speech in Italian? A speech in French? A speech in Portuguese?
In the meantime, the city's Scottish population will gather at Schuetzen Park for — what's this? A bagpipe competition? And a highland fling contest?
And Joseph Scott will be the orator of the day at the Hibernians' celebration, which will feature red, white and blue bunting and … an Irish flag?
At left, the Herald’s coverage of the Fourth of July. Notice that along with “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Kammermeyer’s band played “The Marseillaise” and the Mexican national anthem.