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

Throwback Thursday: Parade Day - 1970, 1971

By Kristy Bleizeffer Jul 9, 2020

Since we weren't able to gather for Parade Day 2020, we offer these flash backs 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.

They say absense makes the heart grow fonder, so we'll just be here waiting for Parade Day 2021. Stay strong, Casper. Remember to wear your mask and practice social distancing!

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.