RETRO ROME – Erie Canal Sesquicentennial/Independence Day parade down North James Street – July 4, 1967… a continuation from yesterday’s post.
RETRO ROME – A young parade spectator, with scraped knee and soda can in hand, makes a balloon purchase on North James Street – July 4, 1967. Another image of this Independence Day/150th Erie Canal Anniversary parade here.
RETRO ROME – From the Daily Sentinel pages – February 3, 1966. City of Rome and Oneida county plowing crews worked without sleep to open essential arteries of transportation. The “white out” smothered the northeast. The blizzard and extreme cold contributed to at least 75 deaths from highway accidents, fires and heart attacks in 16 states.