On this day 120 years ago today – July 4, 1895

Marysville’s July 4th Parade – starring Mary Rumping as the “Goddess of Liberty”!

4th of July Parade circa 1895


A cropped view of the photo, showing Mary “on the car of State”.  She was 17 years old.

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And here is the back of the photo, with lots of great information.

0034_backNames mentioned on photo back:

George Sugders; Joe Conrad; William Schenck; Albert Schaffer; Charley Hendricks; Charley Mead; Walter Shea; Mr. Corbuse; Bill Burkhead; Gussie Zimmerman; Kate McGilligan; Lillie Conrad

Buildings mentioned on photo back:

Marysville Schoolhouse; Marysville House; Dunn’s Boarding House; Methodist Church; Catholic Church; Mares Shoe Store; Corbuse Saloon

And finally, a little something to think about from Ken Burns’ documentary on The Statue of Liberty:  What is Liberty?