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Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 5, 1956
Caption
Parades Are For Children: Thousands of children, of all ages, lined the 1.2-mile route of Ypsilanti's parade yesterday while hundreds more took part in the silver anniversary march sponsored by American Legion Post 282. This float carried virtually the entire membership of Cub Scout Pack No. 89, of Ypsilanti's Brown Chapel AME Church. It was one of seven Scout units in the traditional Fourth of July parade. This float was decorated with various Cub emblems.

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 5, 1956
Caption
Stepping Out: This drum majorette pranced along Ypsilanti's parade route yesterday, leading the crack drum and bugle corps of the Charles Young Legion Post in Detroit.

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 5, 1956
Caption
Riding In Style: This clown in Ypsilanti's parade yesterday rode in style--with the top of his small car open. this permitted him to poke his head out and talk to the many children who lined the parade route.

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 5, 1956
Caption
Parade Was In The Air, Too: More than 50 units comprised the Ypsilanti parade yesterday, but two more were equally noticeable--twin Air Force helicopters. The "whirly birds" flew back and forth over the parade route through the downtown business district and caught the eyes and ears of many, as evidenced by this photo.

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 5, 1956
Caption
Floats Feature Ypsilanti Parade: The Ypsilanti Knights of Columbus entered this float in the 25th annual Independence Day parade yesterday in Ypsilanti. The traditional affair was viewed by the largest crowd in the history of the event, Ypsilanti officials said. This K of C entry, the most elaborate in the parade, featured three youngsters sitting among floral arrangements on the decorated float. The hour-long parade was composed of more than 50 units.

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 5, 1956
Caption
Queen Reigns Over Celebration: Nancy Ann Smith of Denton in Wayne county, elected Tuesday night as "Miss Legionnaire of 1956" in the third annual Legion beauty contest, rode in state in the silver anniversary Independence Day parade yesterday.

'Auto Buy Now Parade' Goes Through Ann Arbor, April 1958

'Auto Buy Now Parade' Goes Through Ann Arbor, April 1958 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 1, 1958
Caption
'AUTO BUY NOW PARADE': Thousands of local residents turned out last night to watch the hour-long parade for Ann Arbor's "You Auto Buy Now" campaign. Old and new cars, trucks, farm equipment, horses, boats and bands were just some of the 146 units involved. Pictured is one section of the parade near the beginning of the route.