|Looking up Broadway just before the parade.|
Just a few shots from this year's event. Some say it's a tradition that must go on. Others say the public drinking and all the associated problems are outweighing the benefits. One non-profit on Broadway made over $400 in hot dog sales. I spoke with one owner of an office complex along Broadway who says the nuissances and the oversight needed to keep his property free from the ill-effects of the party-goers doesn't outweigh the positives the parade brings. You won't hear the same worries from the homes filled with the revelers.
|One of the many street performers along the route.|
|Patiently waiting for the start? The parade was over an hour late.|
|The mounted state police from Philadelphia on imposing draft horses lead the way.|
|The boys from the Bucktail Regiment fire their muskets in a show of respect |
for the Irish miners hung at the Carbon Jail on the "Day of the Rope" - June 21, 1877.
The guard tower stands over the route above.
|Many of the bagpipe groups return to their favorite house |
parties for after parade reverie.
|Oh the humanity...parade aftermath. The Jim Thorpe Chief of |
Police listed all the public drunkness and disorderly conduct
citations in the next day's Times News.