March 16, 1968:
On a mild March day, thousands lined the streets of downtown Scranton to witness the seventh annual St. Patrick’s Parade, which was filled with music from high school marching bands, Stegmaier Band, Irem Temple Shriner Band and bagpipers.
The parade featured 4,000 marchers divided among 12 divisions. Organizers said it was the largest parade to date.
Federal Judge William J. Nealon served as the grand marshal, and Dr. James S. Jordan was honorary grand marshal. Other parade dignitaries included Lackawanna County President Judge T. Linus Hoban, consulting marshal; Paul F. Crowley, parade marshal; Edmund J. Casey, general chairman; and Bertin M. Stuckart, parade coordinator.
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Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 15 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast