65th Annual Gold Rush Days Parade


Some readers may recall that I missed the 64th Annual Parade due to falling on my head early the morning of the parade. Fortunately, that did not happen this morning. Damsel and I walked to the parade route (about a quarter mile from home) and thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle.

Billed as the fourth largest parade event in Arizona, we witnessed the passage of some of the usual and some of the most unusual entries in the event. The American Legion Color Guard (local chapter) led the parade with a herd of Watusi Longhorn Cattle in trail. Popular character actor Wilford Brimley rode in the stagecoach along with the Riders in the Sky western music ensemble and several other “Grand Marshalls.”

Many of the classic cars we saw yesterday rode in the parade along with some we had not seen. There were bands, dancers, cowboy poets and a bunch of the local merchants and businesses that passed by. A couple of unusual entries were the Watusi Bull in a Cadillac and the “Poodle Posse” toward the end. We had fun and although we could see traces of snow on the foothills, there was no rain on our parade.

2 Comments

  1. drjim said,

    February 9, 2013 @ 20:00:50

    And I’ll bet those rifles had their bolts IN them!
    Glad you guys had a good time.

  2. Cap'n Bob said,

    February 9, 2013 @ 20:11:22

    Yep, bolts installed, unlike the Marines at the Inauguration. I guess the thin-skinned CINC doesn’t trust his own troops.

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