Throwback Thursday: July 4, 1918

By Joe Veyera

With the United States set to celebrate it’s 238th birthday this Friday, this week’s throwback takes a look at how Ballard marked the July 4, 1918 — with a parade through town.

The black and white photo below shows Ford automobiles & parade watchers lined up on 24th Avenue Northwest for the Independence Day celebration.


The black and white photo below shows soldiers marching in the parade, possibly at the intersection of Northwest Market Street and 24th Avenue Northwest.


The black and white photo below also depicts a marching band of soldiers.


The black and white photo below shows a streetcar unloading soldiers for the parade.


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Photo and information courtesy of Ballard Historical Society.

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