Monday, May 11, 2009
Opening Day Parade, Pt. 1
Moving past the construction phase, now it’s time for Opening Day. Over the next few days, I’ll be posting photos from the Opening Day Parade down Main Street U.S.A., July 17, 1955. Feel free to chime in and identify the people in the photos!
Nothing like flags and the military to get the patriotism started! Notice the lucky ducks with the birds-eye view up on the balcony above the Emporium.
Walt himself, in an appropriately old-fashioned vehicle. Anybody know what the two little kiosks (no longer in existence) outside of the Upjohn Pharmacy were for?
Somebody needs to tell this clown that he is going the wrong way! Based upon Daveland reader feedback, I believe that is Bob Cummings with the mike (not Art Linkletter as I originally thought).
With today’s unruly mobs, can you imagine crowd control being handled by a lone Keystone Kop?!?
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