From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Scenes from Hopkinsville's Christmas Parade

Life in Christian County, Kentucky...



Dennis and I went to the Christmas parade in Hopkinsville this morning. When we arrived, a few people were gathering on the sunny side of the street. It didn't look like there was going to be much of a crowd, but at the last minute, a lot of people showed up. The attendance was down a little because it was cold -- about 35°.

It was a "Small Town, USA," Christmas parade. I enjoyed it.

The links below lead to photos. If you see someone you know and you want a copy of the photo, I'll send you a high resolution copy that you can make good reprints from. Just let me know.


Waiting for the parade to start

With ear-piercing sirens, the parade begins

Hopkinsville Fire Department truck

Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department truck

Highland Volunteer Fire Department truck 1

Highland Volunteer Fire Department truck 2

Parade Grand Marshall Judge Arnold Lynch (with red vest)

Color guard of Army soldiers from Ft. Campbell

Color guard of Hopkinsville Police officers

Vintage Hopkinsville fire truck

1903 Oldsmobile

Hopkinsville High School Band banner

Hopkinsville High School band

Hopkinsville High School ROTC

More ROTC members

Antique auto: Merry Christmas from the Spains

Hopkinsville Middle School cheerleaders

Chevy Boy

The Beaver, local radio station mascot

Christian County FFA members

FFA float

Baton twirlers dressed in red

Blazers from University Heights Academy

Trailer of children

Knights of Columbus

A unique stretch limousine

Winter Season Magic float

Boys and Girls Club float

Dr. Sweet and his pack of Cub Scouts

Christian County Middle School Marching Colonels

Shoney's Bear greets a child

Shiloh Baptist Church float

Santa's sleigh pulled by vintage John Deere

The Magic of The Season float

Skills USA float

Local motorcyclists

Nativity scene float

Bicycle pulling a little Christmas tree float

Winner of a baby beauty contest

Christian County 4-H Horse Club

More riders from the Horse Club

A horse-drawn covered wagon

Hopkinsville Police Bike Force



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2 comments:

the.chronicler said...

Wow! What a charming town you live in.

From 1985 to 1996, I lived in places like that in Indiana.

Genevieve said...

It is a nice town. It has its problems as all towns do, but it's a good place to live.

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