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Parade, Howell, Michigan, before 1915This is a photograph of a pre-1915 Parade in Howell, Michigan. The view is of north side of West Grand River Avenue. Storefronts are in the background and in the upper right corner the peak of the Livingston County Courthouse is visible. Grand River Avenue is unpaved.
The date of the parade is unknown.Tags grand river avenue, howell, parade, unknown
Virtual Memorial Day Parade, Howell, Michigan on May 25, 2020Virtual Memorial Day Parade, Howell, Michigan on May 25, 2020 (HCDL-bd-Virtual-Memorial-Day-Parade-May 25-2020-Howell_m.mp4)
Names or Places mentioned in video:
American Legion Devereaux Post 141
Major Gerald M. Bloomfield, II
Army Staff Sgt. Paul J. Johnson
Staff Sgt. Thomas Christiansen
Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Kilpela
Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Benjamin Castiglione
SP4 Brent Nauss
Army Staff Sgt. Gregory W. McCoy
PFC Jason Meyer
Marine Cpl. Mark D. Kidd
Army PFC Wilson A. Algrim
Howell High School Highlander Band
Howell Veterans Organization
Disabled Vets of American
1st Lieutenant Madeline Lucas
Melissa Beck, Livingston County Auxiliary Member of the Year
Frank Munsell, Vietnam
Wayne Moulton, Army
Ruben Moulton, Korea
Brent Wackerle, Air Force
Bob Proulx, U.S. Navy
Butch Raby, U. S. Navy
Jim Reed, Vietnam
Rex Sawyer, Vietnam
Donald Banfield, U.S. Marine Corps
Erv Suida, U.S. Army
Scott Mannor, U.S. Army
Michael Dunn, U.S. Marine Corps
Austin Nash, U.S. Army
Howell High School Jr. ROTC Program
Howell Area Historical Society
Livingston County Sheriff Department
Livingston County Sheriff Mounted Division
Howell Area Fire Department
Boy Scouts of America
City of Howell Police Department
City of Howell Public Works
Howell Carnegie District Library Bookworm, Mr. McLong, in Melonfest Parade, Howell, Michigan - 1990Howell Carnegie District Library Bookworm, Mr. McLong, in Melonfest Parade, Howell, Michigan - 1990. Kids participating in summer reading were able to be a part of Mr. McLong marching in Melonfest parade. Looking east on Grand River Avenue in front of Livingston County Courthouse, Michigan.
Domino's Pizza Wagon Pulled by Miniature Horses in Melonfest Parade in Howell, Michigan - 1987Domino's Pizza Wagon Pulled by Miniature Horses in Melonfest Parade in Howell, Michigan - 1987. The wagon is carrying (Left to Right) Former State Representative Tom Sharpe, State Senator Fred Dillingham, and State Representative Susan Grimes Munsell. The location is in front of the Livingston County Courthouse, Howell, Michigan. Viewing east on Grand River. Can see signs for Clark station, Howell Theater, Sunoco Station, Antiques Mall, and Amber Lounge.
Miss America 1955, Lee Merriweather in Melonfest Parade in Howell, Michigan - 1985Miss America 1955 Lee Merriweather in Melonfest Parade in Howell, Michigan - 1985. Swanns storefront is visible in the background. The parade is on Grand River Avenue. View of current building.
Howell High School, Howell, Michigan Pom-pom Squad Leads Band in Melonfest Parade - 1983Howell High School, Howell, Michigan Pom-pom Squad Leads Band in Melonfest Parade - 1983. Viewing east on Grand River. Can see the United Way sign on the left.Tags howell, howell high school, melonfest, parade, unknown
Keystone Cop Shriners on Mini-Bikes in Melonfest Parade, Howell, Michigan - 1973Keystone Cop Shriners on Mini-Bikes in Melonfest Parade, Howell, Michigan - 1973. The parade is on Grand River Avenue looking east.
Michigan Bell float for the Melonfest parade, Howell, Michigan - 1963Michigan Bell float for the Melonfest parade, Howell, Michigan - 1963. Viewing west on Grand River Avenue and can see the courthouse clock tower in the background and the Edison building. In 2022, Coratti's Pizza is located at the Edison building site. View location.
Melonfest Parade, Howell, Michigan - 1963A photo of the Diamond Dot Market parade float, a covered wagon pulled by a pair of work horses. for the combined Melonfest and Michigan Centennial parade in Howell, Michigan in 1963. The parade was on Grand River Avenue.
World War I Draft Parade, Howell, Livingston, MichiganA photograph labeled WWI Draft Parade.
Location: Grand River Avenue, Howell, Livingston, Michigan. Looking west,
The Draft Board of Livingston County called to Howell and sent away to the service about 460 men (“Honor Roll of Livingston County 1917-1918”) during World War I. Most of these men were sent to Camp Custer in Battle Creek. The first quota of approximately forty men was sent to Camp Custer mid September 1917. On the home front in Livingston County, each group of draftees had a send off parade in Howell, Livingston, Michigan.
The Livingston Republican provided the details of these parades which were similar in participants, attendees, and onlookers. The first parade took place on September 27, 1917. The parades usually had three bands, the Howell City Band, Ayre’s Martial Band, and the Conway Cornet Band, a contingent of G.A.R. veterans, pupils from Howell city schools, local businessmen, automobiles, and members of the Knights Templar post. In 1918, the Red Cross Ladies joined the parade. The purpose of the parades was to show support for the draftees and the U.S. effort in the war.
The World War I Draft Parade usually formed in North Division Street, marched north to Higgins Street, east to Court Street, south to Grand River Avenue, west to Chestnut St., then countermarched on Grand River Avenue to Division Street, turning south to Brooks Street, east to Fleming Street, then south to the Pere Marquette station. There appears to have been at least five parades, as documented in newspapers.com. The Parades took place in the morning as the Draftees needed to arrive for a 8:57AM departure from the station for Lansing and Fort Custer in Battle Creek.
The Photographs featured are labeled World War I Draft Parade.Tags howell, livingston county, parade, unknown, war