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Pages of History: Big wartime crowd here for July 4

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, July 1945.

Crescent City was host to a big flock of visitors over the Fourth of July holiday with a fast-moving celebration program that kept the crowd completely entertained throughout the day.

Weather conditions here were just about perfect for the occasion, hundreds of automobiles lining Ocean Drive to witness the parade that started the day’s festivities. The celebration committee kept things running smoothly, the parade being immediately followed by the treasure hunt for the kiddies, then the kid’s races, both of which distributed considerable cash among the youngsters.

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