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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    Philadelphia's Combustible Pride Erupts; Their Longest Parade, 1861-1865

    Crowds gathered near the reviewing stand, June 1865's parade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Honoring men who made it home, the parade an end of a continuum begun in the city, in 1861 when men marched through the same streets. To war and battles whose names emblazon a banner stretching into...
  2. Eleanor Rose

    A Little History of the Santa Claus Parade

    The holidays seem to officially arrive when Santa Claus arrives at the Macy's Day Parade, but small hometown Christmas Parades still hold a special place in many hearts. The American Christmas parade tradition began in Peoria, Illinois in 1887, with a parade on the Illinois River to celebrate...