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Throwback Thursday: July 4, 1918

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on July 3rd, 2014

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.

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

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

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

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Do you have an historical photo or a story that readers would enjoy hearing about? Email us at tips@myballard.com with Throwback Thursday in the subject line.

Photo and information courtesy of Ballard Historical Society.

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