SocialStudiesDC: DC Jobs – Seasonal (Fire)Work

fireworks silhouettes

There’s nothing more quintessentially American than spending money to set things on fire, launch them into space, and watch them explode. With 55 licensed fireworks stands scattered around the District, there are plenty of ways to light up your pedestrian pool party with a little pyrotechnics. In the first of a series called DC Jobs where we profile how Washingtonians work, we spoke to James Lynn, a middle school media specialist who sets up a fireworks stand on New York Avenue in Northeast each summer. As we learned, business is booming this time of year.


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