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Indianapolis Armistice Parade, Nov. 11, 1918

By W. H. Bass Photo Company

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Cars and trucks loaded with flag-waving people came down North Meridian Street to parade around Monument Circle. The clock on the English Hotel says it was 8:17 in the morning when these people came past.When peace was officially announced Governor Goodrich called on everyone who could to celebrate. The spirit of the city became carnival like. Trains and interurbans stopped, and factories and shops closed as everyone wanted to get downtown to celebrate. On and around Monument Circle people marched, sang, and shouted. Every noisemaking device possible was used including horns, bells, skillets, fire engines, cymbals, and cans. The celebration continued well into the night, eventually halted by fatigue

Topics: World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1914-1918--Indiana--Indianapolis; Parades & processions; Patriotism; Clothing & dress; Flags; Hats; Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); African Americans; Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Building; English Hotel (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1910
OAI identifier: oai:images.indianahistory.org:P0130/1743
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