New Boston 4th of July Parade

Celebrating the 4th of July in New Boston with a color guard, floats, antique cars and tractors, clowns and more! New Boston is also celebrating it’s 250th Anniversary.
The Molly Stark Cannon, the emblem of the town. Fired three times at the Fair Grounds every July 4th.
Who fought in the cause of Liberty and Justice. Plaque on Town Common (near Gazebo)
Veterans of New Boston (Plaque on Town Common)
What’s a parade without balloons?
What’s a parade with balloons and clowns?
New Boston Gazebo – Summer concerts on Sundays
Inscription on the Molly Stark Cannon
Celebrating it’s 250th Birthday
I fueled up with  a burrito before clicking some photos
New Boston Historical Society, former site of the Library. My Mom is an enthusiastic volunteer.
Precarious reviewing stand for the parade. I have no idea how you are supposed to climb this.
New Boston Landmark, Dodge’s Store
Burrito Merchant
Little People’s Bike Parade
Color Guard
Hibernian Pipes and Drums – Manchester NH
New Boston FD
The Constitution #2 pumper used to fight the fire of 1887 which destroyed most of New Boston’s village center.
The pinball pumper
Used to train young people wishing to be firemen. It’s quite a workout to operate the full size hand pumper.
Softball champs spray the spectators
One of many birthday cake floats
It wouldn’t be a parade without a calliope
Troop 123 – Cannon Patrol
New Boston Historical Society float. Tavern carriage shuttled train passengers to lodging
Tavern Carriage – My Mom on right
I don’t how she got up there, at 92 she is not as agile as she used to be
New Hampshire Cowboy Mounted Shooters
If you like old cars, this parade was a real treat
1919 – probably the oldest in the parad
One of two floats about the May 11 1887 fire that destroyed most of the town village
I have no idea, but a lot of water was sprayed around
Enthusiastic group
New Boston Creamery float
New Boston Creamery
It wouldn’t be a parade with tractors, new and old
What a great hat
On the Farm
Yikes, I remember when these were on the road
A classic muscle car
It wouldn’t be a parade without an old pickup beauty
I have no idea, but I know it can get out of mud
I hope they were given lots of water
Happy Birthday
A coulrophobe’s worse nightmare
More clowns

Bektash Temple mini-monster trucks
New Boston Railroad
New Boston RR
Fire of May 11, 1887
School House
Hollis Dixieland Band
Halloween on the Common
Juggling
Andy’s Drive-In float
Traffic 1920s style
If you like antique cars, New Boston was the place to be
Another
Racing Car
Traffic Jam 1929
Another Cake
Notice the hand crank
Karmann Ghia – My Mom had one of these, now she bombs around New Boston in a Yellow Mini-Cooper
Fellow Nam vets, glad to see them in this parade
This is for real. Joe English Pond. In 2010 a 2,000 pound WWII bomb was dug up and detonated
Belgian Horses pulling the Molly Stark Cannon  (not visible in this shot)
Parade of Golf Carts

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