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Sierra Madre Fourth of July, 2002
2002 Grand Marshal: Bob Quarnstrom, of Howie's Market


Hints to facilitate viewing the photos, info about this page, click here

Papa Doo Run Run in the Park, July 3rd, click here  My apologies to the Lampreys.  By the time I was finally able to get to the park, they had left the stage, and so I have no coverage of them.  It was not intentional, I just couldn't get there in time.

Parade thumbnails, click here

Second page of parade thumbnails, click here

Post parade in the park photos, click here

2002 Year's Parade Lineup


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Here are some links to specific 4th of July Committee press releases and information about this year's festivities and downloadable audio files from this year's headliner:


6/24/02 - T-shirts


6/24/02 - Press release re: Monsters, Inc. showing July 4th

6/16/02 - Press release re: one of a kind vintage staff car to lead off parade

thumb 6/10/02 - Press Release re: Papa Doo Run Run and Lamprey to provide entertainment July 3rd

Download Papa Doo Run Run performing Sloop John B or Fun, Fun, Fun, in Real Audio or MP3. If you don't have the player, click on the button below to download the player you need.  I have not checked the Real Audio download, as I do not have Real Audio, so please let me know if you experience any problems.  I know the MP3 works fine.

Sloop John B - Real Audio       Sloop John B - MP3

Fun Fun Fun - Real Audio        Fun Fun Fun - MP3

For more on Papa Doo Run Run, including dozens more downloadable song files, go to

To download players, click on the button


6/5/02 - Press Release re: 2002 T-shirts available June 8

5/14/02 Press release re: Info also available by phone

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Pre-parade flag giveaway by Webb-Martin Realtors


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SMPD did a little pre-parade flagwaving 

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Gino, Bingo, Jill

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The Parade begins

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With the VFW Color Guard


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The always popular Sierra Madre City College Marching Band  - Download a video file HERE

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The President


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Lady Liberty

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SMCC float (There's another pic or three here)

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Grand Marshal Bob Quarnstrom approaches

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My apologies Bob, this is the best I got  (There's a video  here)

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Bob waves to the crowd in front of Howie's

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The Howie's and Meals on Wheels entry (There's more Howie's photos here


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Supervisor Michael Antonovich - lousy picture of him, but the car looks ok

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Citizen of the Year Carol Canterbury

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and family

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Good morning Mr. Mayor

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Bart gave me a Tootsie Roll

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City Councilman George Maurer


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City Councilman Rob Stockly

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The Torreses

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Arcadia Fire Dept.

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Good Morning Mr. Mountjoy

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This amphibian looked ready for a swim

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Miss Armed Forces


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The antique cars are always a hit

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A closer look

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Closer look #2

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Closer look, take 3

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Some were souped up

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Classic Thunderbirds 742k2_p31.jpg

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SM Rose Court Princess

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Another princess

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Yet another princess

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and their escort?

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Sierra Madre Rose Float Association entry

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Sierra Madre Search and Rescue


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I liked the hat

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Volunteers raised money for the Rose Float by selling roses

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A birds-eye view

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Scouts were raising funds by selling water

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More Search and Rescue

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Enough equipment, here's the heart of the Search and Rescue, the members


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Mama Pete's former students were all along the boulevard

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Her current students were also on the boulevard

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This truck had a cookout going

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Jeepers, this is a great parade

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CLIMB is celebrating its 25th year

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More CLIMBers


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And even more CLIMBers

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One of several Scout packs in the parade

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Antique organs on display in the Park on Saturday

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Catrelya's belly dancing has become a 4th of July tradition

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Rotary Club's entry included their dip tank

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On a bicycle built for two


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Hastings Ranch Nursery School

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It's HARD riding a tricycle this far...

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Sierra Madre Elementary School

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This fiddler is a year-round Sierra Madre tradition, not just on the 4th

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Another Scout troop, this one is Pack 110 from St. Rita's

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Is that Tom, from Beantown?


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That's Pack 110 again

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Varmit Counsil's annual entry

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I don't know who this is

Second page of thumbnails, click here

I have made two thumbnail index pages of the parade to speed up downloading, as close to chronological as possible, with a few exceptions, which are marked.  If you just want to see a select few photos, the thumbnail page is your best bet, and you will also find links to videos in the photo captions. But if you plan to look at lots of pics, here's a hint to speed up your viewing.  Click on any thumbnail picture to see it full-size.  Then go to the navigation bar (location bar), and change the number to the left of the ".jpg" up by one, i.e., change 742k2_p01.jpg to 742k2_p02.jpg.  Then press enter, or click go.  This way you will be able to view all the pictures without having to come back to the thumbnail page, and waiting for it to reload.  I have put the number of photo at the beginning of each row to make it easier for you.  This method works on the parade and park photos only, not the concert photos.

The video files are all short, so they should be quick downloads, except the Sierra Madre City College video, which is just over 1 mb, about 3 minutes to download on a 56k. And if you see friends of yours on these pages, be sure and let them know, so they can see themselves too.  A lot of people still don't know about this site, so please don't just assume they know they are on the site.  They'll thank you for it, and I thank you for it as well. 


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