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WV History OnView: Fourth of July

Posted by Jane Metters.
July 1st, 2013

Though WVU Libraries will be closed on July 4th, we can start celebrating Independence Day early with these photos of Fourth of July parades across West Virginia.

1910:  Fourth of July Parade, Kingwood, Preston County, W. Va. Can you identify the uniforms of the riders in this photo?  Let us know!

1918:  Blacks in Fourth of July Parade, Wheeling, W. Va. This photo was taken just over four months before the end of World War I.

1946:  Fourth of July Parade, Huntington, W. Va. This float is reminiscent of the famous photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.

To see more Fourth of July photos on WVHOV, click here.

Blog entry by Jane Metters.

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