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Signs for Freebies Fireworks and a fluttering American flag on a fence in front of an old house in the Waynedale area of Fort Wayne, Indiana.


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Freebie's Fireworks In Waynedale

Every year in the weeks leading up to the July 4th holiday, a huge number of fireworks stores open in vacant storefronts all over Fort Wayne. Freebie's Fireworks is one of the biggest 'chains' of these impromptu fireworks vendors in the city.

This photograph was made in the parking lot of one of them on Bluffton Road in the Waynedale area of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The house in the background is also vacant, but the fireworks store is in a former auto repair shop next door.


Update: The house behind the fence was demolished in January, 2015. An O'Reilly Auto Parts store was built on the land.




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