One of the more interesting items found on the Skokomish Indian Reservation in Washington State are creatively named and festively painted firework stands.
Open a few weeks each summer, these thrown-together coops will experience a lucrative trade of eager pyromaniacs, standing three-deep, late into the evening for a chance to acquire the sort of munitions normally reserved for trained professionals or lunatic zealots. Thumb Crackers, Bone Thumpers, Ear Splitters, and Widow Makers… if it’s frowned upon by your municipality, you can find it on the Res.
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