Monday, November 24, 2014

Carrousel Parade, 1954

The first Carrousel Parade was held in 1947 but the papers didn't cover it. 
By 1954 the city was Carrousel-crazy! Here's what ran that year.

Sunday, November 21, 1954

 My gosh that's a long parade, from 11th Street to East Blvd!

The day before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day

'Colonel James Norman Pease was crowned King of the Carolinas Carrousel at the third annual Coronation Ball of the Royal Society of Knights of the Carrousel at the Hotel Charlotte ballroom.'
J.N. Pease Associates, a Charlotte-based design and engineering firm, 
designed the current Charlotte Observer building among many others!

Coverage of the parade in the next day's paper.