Photos: Fourth of July in Wamego

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A women dressed as the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz walks around downtown Wamego during the annual parade on July 4, 2016. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)

Wamego hosted their annual 4th of July parade and festivities, including a large fireworks display.

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A banner signals the start of the July 4th parade through downtown Wamego. This year marks the town's 150th anniversary and featured annual festivities. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)
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A ferris wheel peeks above buildings in downtown Wamego during the annual parade on July 4, 2016. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)
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Football players from a local team spray patrons in downtown Wamego with water guns during the annual parade on July 4, 2016. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)
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Miss Pottawatomie County Fair Pageant winner Sheyenne Denton sits atop a Jeep while waving to patrons in downtown during the annual parade on July 4, 2016. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)
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A colorful American Flag hangs in a shop window in downtown Wamego while the annual parade reflects on July 4, 2016. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)
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Guys hang out on the top of a building overlooking downtown Wamego during the annual parade on July 4, 2016. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)
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Railroad signs intersect street poles and American flags as people fill the sidewalks of downtown Wamego to catch the annual parade on July 4, 2016. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)
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A person in a headless horseman outfit waves an ax on a parade float to promote local performing arts during the annual parade through downtown on July 4, 2016. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)
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Fireworks explode behind the Old Dutch Mill in Wamego on July 4, 2016. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)
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Fireworks from the Wamego show are seen from a field north of Highway 24 on June 4, 2016. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)
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Fireworks from the Wamego show are seen from a field North of Highway 24 on June 4, 2016. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)

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Evert Nelson graduated in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2016. He worked as Photo Editor for the Summer 2016 Collegian and 2012 Royal Purple Yearbook. He also worked as staff photojournalist and reporter during his time as student.