Mt. Clemens Memorial Day Parade 1958
(Double-click on the individual thumbnails to see the full-size photos)
(These photos are best viewed with the monitor set to 1,280x1024)*
These are not necessarily great photos, but they do offer scenes of Gratiot prior to the construction of the new courthouse on the east side of the street. I can make out a Lee's Printing in one building. There also appears to be a butcher shop with a large vertical sign above the building.("Hench's Famous Home Made Sausages Hams & Bacon" ????) I can also make out Pride Cleaners. (Real Mt. Clemens fans should send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send back an uncompressed version of these photos.)
Could that be the MCHS band approaching? And check out "Miss Armed Forces."
If I could one day find the negative for this print I may be able to read the
sign on the car to identify this VIP. I don't think it is Ike.
I wonder what the "Green Tree" is. Air conditioning? I wonder if it
is a bar.
Interesting that somebody is actually filming the parade. My brother and
sister are no doubt in the crowd.
Definitely a parade during the Cold War.
The banner held by a band member says "Utica."
*Also, if using Microsoft Internet Explorer. Go to "tools: internet
options: Advanced: Multimedia" -
Check the box "enable automatic image resizing."
Back to www.douglasfejer.com