The Fourth of July Parade has been a staple of Ocracoke Independence Day Celebrations for many years, first in the 1950s, then again for the last 25 - 30 years. Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a photo gallery of various floats from years past. You can see the pictures here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062113.htm.
Unfortunately, I don't know the last year of the early parades, nor do I know what year they were revived. If any of our readers know, please leave a comment.
Also, I only have a limited number of photos. There were so very many other creative floats. Perhaps readers know of other photos that have been posted on Facebook or elsewhere on the Web. If so, please leave a comment.
Many thanks...and enjoy the photos.