The parade was quite long, however
not quite as large as the Bessemer 4th of July Parade or the
UP’s largest parade, the Chassell Strawberry Festival Parade.
Inches aside, this was a ”big, big parade with everything we
long for in a Grade “A” Parade. There were Honor Guards, Bands,
Floats, Fire Engines, Antique Autos, Quirky Costumes and more.
For the marchers this was a long parade to march in on a warm
summer afternoon. The parade began at Super 8 Motel in Downtown
Houghton and concluded at the “Old Main” at Finlandia
University. Finlandia was well represented in the parade and
Michigan Tech sent their wonderful Pep Band.
The weather was beautiful, perfect for the event. For those less
daring, there was some shade to be found for parade watching.
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