Saturday, July 3, 2010

July 4th Parade, Torrey, Utah

Every year Torrey hosts what I think is the biggest Independence Day parade in Wayne County although it rarely seems to be on July 4th itself, usually being moved to the nearest Saturday. I wandered up to the parade a little late having watched another World Cup game but was in time to see the second leg when all the vehicles and floats come back up Main Street. I took about 200 pictures but have whittled it down to about 30, probably too many of emergency vehicles but there seemed to be more than usual this year.

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Old Father July 4th?

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Cute Sheriff's Deputies in the county!

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Those nurses just keep getting younger.

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The famous Wayne County Wieners

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The little fellas enjoy their float every year.

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I never see these driving around town, it would be fun to drive one to the post office to pick up the mail.

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Ranger Worthington gets into the spirit of things.

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A new entry in the parade this year I think, all the way from Kanab - it's GREEN.

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The Wayne County football team looked a bit bored,

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but their coach spotted the Sevier County wrestling coach in the crowd

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and the Wayne County boys showed him what they were made of, of course he was once a Wayne County boy himself.
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Cafe Diablo distributes miniature pies to the onlookers, somehow I managed not to get one this year, I hear they were good.

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Contrary to Facebook rumours this is not me!

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The Torrey Town fire truck.

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We have a tanker too

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And a brush truck

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The Entrada Institute runs the Robber's Roost coffee shop and puts on numerous talks and demonstrations by visiting experts during the summer months. The trailer is of a kind often seen high on the flat top mountains serving as a summer home to shepherds.

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Thousand Lakes RV is hosting the Velocette Motorcycle national rally this year.

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Smoky always puts in an appearance.

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The newly formed Wayne County Business Association gave a ride to the Dark Skies/Heritage Starfest group.  Wayne County has some of the darkest skies in the country and we'd like to keep it that way.

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Ooh, the bright yellow Lyman fire truck, Lyman has a brand new fire station, maybe that's why they have a yellow truck?

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Rocket Man...

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A new Wayne County tender, short, squat and rugged.

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The Wayne County cheerleaders - wouldn't be a parade without cheerleaders.

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Jackson Excavation always has the biggest 'float' but I like the little details like the mini pile of stone, the kid seems very relaxed.

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They can dig it.

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The National Park camping float.

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They were distributing posters but I was too busy behind the camera to get one, I did at least get some candy that was thrown though.

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I'm not sure why Wayne County needs this monstrosity but it is impressive.

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Most of the horse riding these days is by tourists but the cattle drives in the spring and fall still feature real cowboys on horseback.

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A real cowboy?  Looks like it.

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And when the parade is over the sheriff heads off for the day's business.

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The next installment will feature all the fun at the town park, particularly the pie eating contest...

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