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When Alexandria Threw a Really BIG Parade #ThrowbackThursday #TBT

With the Scottish Christmas Walk parade having happened last weekend  and Alexandria being known for its Del Ray Halloween parade, the St Patrick’s Day Parade as well as the George Washington Birthday parade, this Throwback Thursday, we’re taking a look back at a parade Alexandria threw for its sesquicentennial birthday. What is your favorite parade in Alexandria?

CHALLENGE: Kudos to the first reader who can identify where I snapped this photo of the photo in Alexandria. Let us know in the comments if you need a hint.

Check this parade out… (click on the photo for a larger view).

Alexandria. Virginia's sesquicentennial parade

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501 King Street?


Ding ding! Very good Mark! Actually it is btw/ 501 & 503 King. The picture was placed there by CVS (@503 King) as an homage to Alexandria’s parade history. In the photo, that is the view from corner of Pitt & King St where CVS sits now.


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