Taft Day, September 30, 1909

Official Daily Programme Sept 30 1909

Official Daily Programme Sept 30 1909

On September 30, 1909, in honor of Taft Day, there was a military parade of all nations starting at 9:30 a.m.at the 23rd Avenue gate. Captain A. M. Wetherill was Grand Marshall. The National Guard, bands and military units passed in review of President Taft and Exposition officials.

Two hundred school children maneuvered to form the letters T-A-F-T and A-Y-P. Other participants were the Igorrote Village, Eskimos with dog sled, Indians from Port Madison and Clan-Fraser Pipers. The German, Italian, Japanese, Swede, Scandinavian and Chinese sections marched by with native flags. The Chinese section was also in costume.

The M. Wagner A-Y-P band entertained the crowds after the parade at the Puget Plaza Band Stand.

Source: Seattle Public Library, AYPE Digital Collection

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