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David Melson

Picturing the Past 137: Parading up North Main

Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at 3:17 PM
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  • Check out that 1969 price of gasoline at Consumers when there was only two grades of gasoline (regular or high test). Both grades of gasoline was in the high 90s in octane.

    -- Posted by leeiii on Tue, Nov 29, 2011, at 4:44 PM
  • Now....wait a minute! Can this CHS band be marching without a front row of high-stepping majorettes? This would never have happened in 1954. Guess we had a little more pizzazz back in the fifties.

    -- Posted by steadyeddie on Wed, Nov 30, 2011, at 1:17 AM
  • Some other photos of the parade show homecoming attendants riding in convertibles. Maybe the majorettes were in the homecoming court.

    -- Posted by David Melson on Wed, Nov 30, 2011, at 10:38 AM
  • I know we had a homecoming parade in 1982- 1985 not sure other than that I graduated in 85.It went around the route the Christmas parade still goes now.

    -- Posted by Thatsmystory on Fri, Dec 2, 2011, at 9:30 AM
  • I'm gonna jump back a few more years, to the late 50's. I was a trombone player in the CHS marching band for 4 years. Our first band director was Mr. Wattenbarger, followed by Mr. Horton (for only 1 year I think), and them Mr. Hull.

    If memory serves me, the route of the homecoming parade was to line up behind the school near the old FFA building and march down Union, turn right on N. Main, cirle the square and come back down N. Main and disband back at the school. It was a pretty tiring march in those hot band uniforms.

    -- Posted by marnold1118 on Mon, Dec 5, 2011, at 12:38 PM
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