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.