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Last week we asked, "What Event Were These People Gathered For?" and this was a tough one.
Jeff Murray, the lone commentor, wrote, "I'm going to guess that it's a fireworks display or July 4th celebration. The only evidence I can muster up for that is that everyone is scattered in the field, or in the crowd, and looking in the same direction - it's also at night. Two other questions must be though: which football field is this, and what year is this?"
You're absolutely right about this being a fireworks display, Jeff. The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society answers your other questions with their official response: "Hundreds of people crowded the bleachers at Sterling Field on June 12, 1954 to watch the Centennial fireworks display."