‘July 4th Parade, Alta Vista, Kansas – 1905’

July 4th Parade, Alta Vista, Kansas - 1905

The 1905 4th of July parade at Alta Vista drew a good crowd of participants in this Bat Nelson photograph. On the reverse of the photo, longtime Alta Vista barber, Nelson writes, “4th of July celebration 1905. Royal Neighbors and Modern Woodmen floats taken in front of “Racket Store” now the Legion Hall in 1991. Building to the north the Messenger Store, the first building in Alta Vista, later operated by the Woodard family. W.E. Kahle hauling a big log following the Royal Neighbor float.”

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