Everybody loves a parade. Here are several shots from various yearbooks from the 1950s made in downtown Summerville.
From the 1953 Sequoyah yearbook, this photo looks north along Commerce Street with the courthouse just out of camera range on the left. From the looks of the trees, this may have been a Homecoming Parade conducted in the Fall of 1952. Notice the Ford dealer sign in the building that now houses Pop's Restaurant.
From the same yearbook, this photograph may have been shot from atop the Tooga Theater looking south. Notice the Farmers & Merchants Bank, built on the corner of Commerce and East Washington Streets, has yet to be built. Montgomery Knitting Mill's water tank is seen in the left background.
From the 1958 Summerville High School yearbook, most likely shot in the Fall of 1957, the marching band marches past the original location of Richie's store, left background.
Another shot from the same yearbook. Look at that crowd. This parade was a big deal!
From the 1958 Sequoyah yearbook, this photo shows the marching band on the way back up Commerce Street. Since the first photograph at the top of the page, made in 1952, the Ford dealership has moved into its new location, where the BB&T Bank now sits.
The Trion High School Marching band is shown marching in Summerville in a photograph taken from the 1959 Trionian yearbook, meaning it was probably shot in the Fall of 1958. The two-story school building is clearly seen in the background.
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