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On this date in Kings Island history...

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MASON, OH (FOX19) -

One of the most unusual Fourth of July celebrations took place on this date in 1976 at Kings Island.

Officials say Paul Revere was married to Sandra Campbell in front of the Kings Island Theater by none other than Uncle Sam!

Revere, leader of the musical group Paul Revere and The Raiders, was asked by the park to play two concerts on July 4 and agreed... on one condition: He and Sandy could also be married there.

The Rev. Gene Skipworth of Forest Park United Methodist Church in Cincinnati performed the ceremony in an authentic Uncle Sam costume.

The concerts took place following the wedding in the park's picnic grove area.

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