Have A Safe And Sane Weekend!

From all of us at Star 92.7, enjoy your independence.

Don’t forget, fireworks are illegal in Tuolumne county. To even be in posession of them!

The events calendar is full of Motherlode events to celebrate the 4th of July with your family. Check the calendar here.

and enjoy this classic piece narrated by John Wayne, BUT written by longtime Motherlode resident John Mitchum. Yes THAT John Mitchum! God Bless America.


FREE FREE FREE 4th of July Celebration!

Christian Heights Church is holding it’s annual 4th of July celebration and Daryl Serina came in and shared all the info on this event, now in its 19th year! Download the free MP3 of the interview here.

All Motherlode Events can bew viewed at the community calendar, which can be easily accessed by clicking here.

Drinking & Driving The Worst On July 4th

There are more fatal traffic accidents during the Fourth of July weekend than any other weekend of the year. More than 400 Americans are expected to die on the highways over the holiday weekend.

July fourth is typically the worst day of the year for traffic fatalities. Although data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows July fourth is the deadliest day to travel, six of the 10 days with the most deaths were also holidays or near holidays. July 2 and July 3 are also in the top 10 worst days to travel.

Also, more motorcyclists are killed on July fourth than any other day. As you might have guessed, with the weekend barbeques and drinking, 41 percent of the deaths on July fourth involved people with high blood alcohol concentrations, as did 51 percent of the deaths on January first. 

Top-10 days for traffic accidents:  

10. September 2nd

9. July 2nd

8. August 12th

7. August 4th

6. August 6th

5. January 1st

4. August 3rd

3. December 23rd

2. July 3rd

1. July 4th

Wouldn’t be nice to wake up Tuesday and say “what a weekend”! Please drink responsibly. – Justin

JULY 4TH QUIZ: Declaration of Independence

Past the time with family this weekend quizzing them with these gems:

1. On July 1st, a vote was taken by the Continental Congress, and all but two states approved the Declaration of Independence. Which two voted no?

Answer: Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

2. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. Who were they

Answer: John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2nd, but the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later. 

3. How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?

Answer: 56 

4. Who said, “There! I guess King George will be able to read that” when he signed the Declaration of Independence?

Answer: John Hancock 

5. Why was Thomas Jefferson chosen to draft the Declaration Of Independence?

Answer: Because he was from Virginia. Although Jefferson was obviously a gifted and talented writer, the main reason he was chosen to draft the Declaration was his status as a Virginian. The New England Colonies had already been branded as rebellious and unpopular, and it was thought that something written by a Southerner might be taken more seriously. Adams was not chosen because he was from Massachusetts; Franklin wasn’t chosen because his son was a staunch loyalist; Livingston because he didn’t like the idea of a Declaration; and Sherman wasn’t picked because he simple could not write.

6. Of all the colonies, which state had the most signatures?

Answer: Pennsylvania. There were nine delegates from the states. 

7. Where is the Declaration of Independence housed today?

Answer: The National Archives. The Declaration is housed in a special section of the rotunda of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., along with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They are stored in a vault at night and closely monitored by a state-of-the-art computer and $3 million camera. 

Check out the movie National Treasure — starring Nicolas Cage. It’s about a treasure seeker who discovers there’s a secret map located on the back of the Declaration of Independence. You’ll see the security surrounding the document — of course, it’s a movie, so Cage is able to steal it.