Thought for Everyday:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Click here for a complete transcript of the Declaration of Independence

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.

First page of thumbnails, click here

Post Parade in the park photos, click here

2002 Year's Parade Lineup


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A bicycle built for one


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The Pasadena Humane Society was on hand

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And they do travel well

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Rare Metropolitan

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Sierra Madre Highlanders roller hockey team, click here to view video

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Sierra Madre Highlanders roller hockey team, again

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Sierra Madre Playhouse


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Sierra Madre Playhouse, again

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Stogie Men of California, there's a video here, though I'm not sure why

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Looks like Pack 113, from Hugo Reid School

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More classic vehicles

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More classic vehicles

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Here come some more scouts


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Sierra Madre Community Nursery School

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I don't recall what this entry was, but it had nothing to do with the Grateful Dead

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Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce entry 

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Congregational Church

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More Congregational Church

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Last Congregational Church shot 742k2_p83.jpg

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Sierra Madre Post office entry

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Honda mini-cars entry

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A neighborhood entry in a neighborhood parade

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Sierra Madre Environmental Action Council

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Sierra Madre Chorale - There's a really really short video here (floppy ran out of space)

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57 Chevy


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Century 21 Village Realty

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Foothill Gym Entry

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Live music, sign on the door said "With Liberty and Justice For All", but I don't know if that's their name

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Prudential California Realty's Entry

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I don't recall who this entry was

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Classic roadster


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PUSD superintendent Dr. Percy Clark

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Sierra Madre Drum Circle  You can hear them playing in the background of the Shriner video, found in the next frame

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The San Gabriel Shriner's entry is always popular.  There's a video here, and another still photo here

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Sierra Madre Girl's Softball Association

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Laurel's Apparel Service

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A Hummer


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Don Crocker's driving this classic, I'm not sure if it's an official Clamper entry or not

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I'm glad I don't live next door to this, or a block away for that matter.  It's LOUD

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The end is near

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Here's Mark, from Post Alarms

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Sierra Madre Fire Dept. banner

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Sierra Madre Fire Dept.


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Monster Truck

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A Sierra Madre tradition, hosing down the spectators 

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Ditto, Ditto

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Firemen's families?

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Another Sierra Madre City College shot (out of order, see first page for more)


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Another Sierra Madre City College shot (out of order, see first page for more)

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Another Sierra Madre City College shot (out of order, see first page for more)

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Howie's owner Kathy Picano was having fun (out of order, see first page for more)

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Another Howie's/Meals on Wheels pic(out of order, see first page  for more)

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Another Shriner's shot (out of order, see above for more)

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The winners of the egg toss contest.  There's video of the winning catch here.  Watch the guy in the white shirt, not the guy in the red shorts

Another egg toss video

Another egg toss video

Another egg toss video


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Balloon toss

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Another balloon toss, that blue thing in the air is a balloon

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The playground is always packed on 4th of July

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The Pasadena Humane Society set up a display

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The afternoon crowd enjoyed dixieland jazz performed by....

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The Nightblooming Jazzmen


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Closer shot

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Closer again

First page of thumbnails

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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