I'm pretty sure this July 4th parade is down State Street. You can see a little bit of the steeple from the original Asbury Methodist Church building (1896) in the distance. It was at the same location as the current church building, on State west of 6th (then "Irving"). Notes on the reverse indicate this was circa 1905.
Enjoy the parade tomorrow, 10AM, down 12th Street ending at Jackson Park. I'll bet these horsemen and women would be impressed by the dancing horses, one of the annual crowd favorites. Take lots of pictures for future historians.
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The ever present dog. Happy 4th....be safe and sane.
Charlott on 3rd July 2017 @ 7:06am
Albert Thompson tells the story of the summer of 1868 when he drove cattle from the White Salmon/Bingen bottom ground north to Camas Prairie so the cattle could graze on the prairie grass. He evidently was aware that the flag should properly be flown from sunrise to sunset.
On July 4th, he climbed a large pine tree, with a small flag and a straight stick.
".....On the Fourth of July we had a novel flag-raising, possibly the first on that prairie, and certainly Old Glory has not since floated in that valley from a loftier or more substantial "staff".....and at nightfall I climbed that tree again and "lowered the Colors". I wish I owned that' little flag now, that I might give it to the keeping of the Pioneers of Western Klickitat County."
L.E. on 3rd July 2017 @ 7:57am
A few of the ladies are riding aside while a few tougher looking ones are riding astride. Possibly shocking to the onlookers. Happy Fourth to everyone!
Jill Stanford on 3rd July 2017 @ 12:20pm
I don't see the "astride." Unless the lady second to the left of the flag.
db on 3rd July 2017 @ 1:07pm