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Christmas Parade on Main Street

Description: Photograph of the annual Christmas Parade moving south on Main Street, Taylor. Santa is on a float with his sleigh pulled by a jeep. Behind Santa Claus is a marching band. Spectators are lined up on either side of the street in front of the downtown businesses.
Date: 1955

Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of a Christmas parade entry by the local Brownie troop. The float is a trailer pulled by an unseen vehicle, with a Christmas tree in the center, and little girls seated around it. The side of the float has a banner which reads: "Tis more blessed to give than receive."
Date: 1957

Dickey Clinic

Description: Photograph of the Dickey Clinic at 401 Bland Street, Taylor. The clinic opened in 1936; this picture was taken in 1955. Dr. Dickey was the African American doctor in Taylor who worked with city leaders to stop a typhoid epidemic in Taylor's poor districts.
Date: 1955

Fort Hood Band

Description: Photograph of the Fort Hood Band marching in the Taylor Rodeo Parade, July 24, 1958. The 266th Army Band from Fort Hood is a 26 piece band and has appeared in Taylor parades in past years.
Date: July 24, 1958

Shade for the Parade

Description: Photograph of part of the crowd on the shady side of the street at the Annual Rodeo Parade on July 2, 1957. The temperatures were almost 100 degrees, so many viewers stayed in the shade of the buildings until the head of the parade come their way.
Date: 1957