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Safety Harbor woman shares photos from first Earth Day




Evening_star Barbi Glass Kiser of Safety Harbor shared this photo from the first Earth Day celebration on April 22, 1970, in Washington, D.C. She was 16 at the time and attended the event with some high school friends. She recalls watching the Chambers Brothers perform and then seeking refuge from the crowds:

"Since it was quite crowded, my friends and I decided to climb a tree to get a better view." she wrote. "Along came an Associated Press photographer who wanted to snap my picture.

"Lo and behold, the very next day, my photo appeared on the front page of The Evening Star newspaper along with the Earth Day story!"


We'd love to hear about your Earth Day memories: Did you attend any of the original events?

If you're interested in celebrating tomorrow, check out some Earth Day events happening in the Tampa Bay area.

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 4:04pm]


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