Land of Deseret: 4th of July Parade 2012 - Small town Utah Photo Essay

What I most enjoy about parades in cities across the country, is that each reflects its population. The small town featured here is hardly primarily agrarian, but it once was, and so tractors and horses are still appropriate parade features. Mormons are the majority religion here, so two temple-themed floats are also appropriate. From the two bagpipe brigades, I assume there is a large Scottish population.

Enjoy the photo essay of my favorite images from the Fourth of July parade.
Highway Patrol
Honor Guard
Fire Department
The Sound of Freedom Float
Easy Rider Patriot
Bagpipe Brigade #1
Hometown Heroes Float
Model U.S. Air Force Jet
A Legacy of Temples Float (you know you are in Utah when there is a temple float)
Dance Team
Heritage Museum Float
Candy Man
Get Big Or Die (zoom in on the red t-shirt)
Temple & Geneaology Float (a parade float combination you will only ever see in Utah)
Eagle Float
Bagpipe Brigade #2
Seagull Float (the seagull is Utah's state bird)
Stilt Man
Unicycle Rider
Color Guard
Origami Dragon Float
WWII Ace Pilot on John Deere Tractor
Spotted Horse (this is my favorite photo)
Fancy Horse & Buggy
Colt (fyi: the colt is not pulling the buggy)
Ranch Horse

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