Friday, July 4, 2014

A tour through Vermont's crazy July 4 history

100 Years Ago:  A giant flat iron glides along in the 1914 Independence Day Parade at the Springfield Fairgrounds (now Riverside Middle School Park.)

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/life/2014/07/03/tour-vermonts-crazy-july-history/12072241/

7 comments :

  1. Those were the days. The roads were much better, gas was cheap, and any hoodlums hanging around were shown the road out of town.

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  2. Obviously a fitting record of the days when Springfield could readily "iron out" any problems confronting the town!

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  3. the old days were the better days...children knew how to respect their elders and there were no worries of child predators as bad as there are now and we could trust our neighbors and friends..we could leave cars unlocked or houses unlocked and nobody would bother..If you truly needed to borrow something your neighbor would let you..

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    1. And polio! Don't forget polio! Boy those days were great...

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    2. I believe you meant to say "polo". Don't forget polo. Boy those were great days when industry provided the wealth and means for Springfield's elite families to participate in the games of kings!

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  4. People came from miles around to go the the Springfield Fair. Now they come from miles around to come to a Springfield that is not even Fair, Poor at best. Drugs, shoplifting, house break ins, crime. What ever happened to the tar bucket and the feathers ??? That always ironed them out.

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  5. Now they come from other states to enjoy the town's prison hospitality!

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