4th of July Parades

With the Mack Riddle American Legion Fourth of July Parade coming up I thought it would be a good time to share a few photos of past Kingsport parades.

Mule drawn Kingsport Brick float in Kingsport's first 4th of July parade, 1912.
Mule drawn Kingsport Brick float in Kingsport's 4th of July parade, 1912. Photographer unknown.
Kingsport Union School float, c. 1912-1915
Kingsport Union School float, c. 1912-1915. Photographer unknown.
 	Members of the Kingsport Fire Department during the July 4, 1916 parade.
Members of the Kingsport Fire Department during the July 4, 1916 parade. Photographer unknown.

Parade down Broad Street, 1928
Parade down Broad Street, 1928. Photographer unknown.
Citizens Supply Corporation parade float, 1931
Citizens Supply Corporation parade float, 1931. Photographer unknown.
Borden Mills parade float with women modeling products made from fabrics produced by Borden Mills, 1950. Photo by Thomas McNeer, Jr.
Borden Mills parade float with women modeling products made from fabrics produced by Borden Mills, 1950. Photo by Thomas McNeer, Jr.
The Kerbela Temple Shrine Patrol marching in the 4th of July parade, 1950. Photo by David Peirce.
The Kerbela Temple Shrine Patrol marching in the 4th of July parade, 1950. Photo by David Peirce.
WKIN parade float, 1954. Photo by David Peirce.
WKIN parade float, 1954. Photo by David Peirce.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3382 Float, 1956. Photo by David Peirce.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3382 Float, 1956. Photo by David Peirce.
The Kingsport Hairstylists, 1960. Photo by David Peirce.
The Kingsport Hairstylists, 1960. Photo by David Peirce.
The Kingsport Federal Savings and Loan parade float, 1963. Photo by David Peirce.
The Kingsport Federal Savings and Loan parade float, 1963. Photo by David Peirce.

For more information on Fouth of July Parades in Kingsport please contact the archives or visit www.kingsportlibrary.org/archives.

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