Tuesday, June 21, 2016

1953 Parade

In recognition of Ocracoke's upcoming Independence Day Celebration, our current Ocracoke Newsletter is a 1953 article written by Alice Rondthaler about one of the island's early July 4th Parades. A number of vintage photographs from the Mary Ruth Dickson Collection at the Ocracoke Preservation Society and from the Chip Stevens Collection accompany the article.

You can read the Newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062116.htm.


  1. Anonymous5:13 PM

    I don't know anyone in any of those pictures but it's nice to see small town America at it's best.

  2. Anonymous12:32 AM

    Honestly, all this fuss over Bruce jenner and now I squint at the beauty "queens" and then read the caption. It was funny but why is it funny to see lipstick on a pig, I mean a guy.