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Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade: Division 7

On Saturday afternoon (May 25) the Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade was held in downtown Erie, PA.   The parade is one of many events to be held as part of Erie’s Perry 200 Commemoration that honors the 200th Anniversary of Commodore Oliver Perry’s defeat of the British in the War of 1812.  The 1.8 mile parade route traveled east on 12th Street from Cherry to 3rd and State Street through downtown Erie.  This historic parade featured more than 20 bands, numerous floats, several marching units, antique cars, giant helium-filled cartoon and patriotic balloons and more.  The Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade was the largest and most diverse celebration ever seen on the streets of Erie!

There were  nine parade divisions — one division for each of the nine American vessels that fought in the Battle of Lake Erie in September 1813.  I will showcase photographs from each division in nine separate blog posts.  This blog post showcases photographs from Division 7.

General McLane High School Band

General McLane School District float

General McLane School District parade participants

General McLane School District

Uncle Sam Balloon

Jolly Jester Clowns

The last 5 photographs are of the Woodland String Band Philadelphia Mummers.

Woodland String Band (Mummers)

Woodland String Band (Mummers)

 

 

 

2 Responses to “Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade: Division 7”

  1. Betsy Adams

    Hi Linda, There’s just nothing better than a wonderful city Patriotic Parade… With all of the problems in the world and country, going to a parade just makes a person FEEL GOOD… So glad that you two got to attend and that you have shared so many great photos from that parade.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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