I found these photos in my Grandmother’s collection that were taken during the parade of Crothersville’s 1958 Centennial Celebration. They appeared on the c’ville net site in early 2002 — again, back when dial-up accounts kept photos pretty darned small.
Photo 1: Can you imagine women dressing for a parade today in the attire that these woman displayed in the 50’s? The float is a speed boat with a captain and beauties that reads, ” Drifting is a pleasure – and oh so sweet! When you use Wennings Quality Meat. Wenning Packing Co from Central Barren, IND.”
Photo 2: The US Shoe Corporation of course had a float in the parade. While I don’t know either of the women aboard, they were smiling and waving — even though neither made it on the Crothersville Business and Professional’s float that carried the Centennial Queen and her court.
Photo 3: Several church floats were found among the photos. While I’m not certain which church was represented by this float – it appears that even a parade didn’t stop the day’s services.
Photo 4: The Crothersville Baptist Church float featured dual pulpits on each side of a large cross. Even then catering to children — adult church is on one side of the float, while another conducts Children’s Church on the other.