Throwback Thursday: Parade Day - 1970, 1971 - Wyoming Medical Center

Throwback Thursday: Parade Day - 1970, 1971

By Kristy Bleizeffer Jul 8, 2021

In recognition of the 2021 Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo Parade on Tuesday, we're throwing back to Parade Day 1970 and 1971.

The hospital's candy stripers – high school volunteers nicknamed for their red-and-white striped uniforms – marched in both parades, and we found these great photos in a scrapbook from our archive kept at the Casper College Western History Center.

The 1970 "marchers" piled into a convertible that coordinated perfectly with their outfits, while the lucky "marchers" of 1971 were rolled down the street in a hospital bed and a wheel chair.

Throwback Thursday looks back on Wyoming Medical Center’s long, rich history in Natrona County. Special thanks to the Casper College Western History Center, which archives our vast collection of newspaper articles, photographs and other memorabilia; and to "Wyoming Medical Center: A Centennial History," by Rebecca A. Hunt, Ph.D.