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4th of July starts with tractor pull, ends with fireworks
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Platteville will host six Independence Day events between Wednesday night and Thursday night.

Platteville’s annual 4th of July Celebration will start one night earlier, with the second annual Tri-State Truck & Tractor Pull at Legion Field at 7 p.m. The rain date will be Thursday at noon.

Independence Day will start with the 5K Walk/Run starting from and finishing at the Rollo Jamison Museum. Registration will be at 7:30 a.m., with the youth walk/run at 8 a.m., followed by the adult walk/run. Online registration is available at the City of Platteville’s Parks and Recreation website,

The museum will host its annual Heritage Day Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with free admission to the museum, and reduced admission to the Bevan’s Lead Mine and train ride. Music will be provided by The Wundo Band from noon to 4 p.m.

Exhibits will include toy soldiers, a Southwest Wisconsin Auto Club car display, hit-and-miss engines and antique tractors, spinning wheels and a treadle jig saw, mechanical music, and the Harry Nohr Woodturners. An art activity will be held at Rountree Gallery.

A new Veterans Honor Roll granite panel will be dedicated during a ceremony in City Park at 10 a.m. Veteran Paul Budden will be the guest speaker.

Activities at Legion Field will include a bean bag tournament and kids’ activities. Food will be available from the Platteville Music Boosters at the museum, and from the Jaycees and youth baseball teams at Legion Field.

The annual fireworks display at Legion Field will be held at dusk. The rain date is Friday.