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"Salute to Santa Claus" paradePosted Monday, November 28, 2011, at 12:00 AM
from the Nov. 18, 1955 Southeast Missourian:
The Retail Merchants Association organized the annual Christmas parade that had 14 floats, 12 bands and the Golden Troopers as marching units, plus scores of children dressed in costume to compete for prizes.
Santa Claus paid a pre-parade visit to the children receiving treatment in the St. Francis Hospital polio center. They were taken to a point of vantage to view the parade as it passed by the hospital.
Bands in the parade included Cape Junior High, Fredericktown, Central High, Bell City, Cape Catholic High, Charleston, Illmo-Fornfelt, Chaffee, East Prairie, Gideon, Bloomfield and Hayti.
The parade route: Assembly area, Frederick and Good Hope streets; west on Good Hope to Pacific street, north on Pacific street to William street, east on William street to Sprigg street, north on Sprigg street to Themis street, west on Themis street to Pacific street, north on Pacific street to Broadway, east on Broadway to Main street, south on Main street to Frisco plaza and disband.
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Fred Lynch has captured images for the Southeast Missourian since 1975, in that time moving from black-and-white to color, from film to digital and to video. The blog title is a nod to an earlier era of news photography and the 4x5 Speed Graphic: It's more important to be there for the shot than to worry about technical details.