Throwback Thursday: Parade Day 1970, 1971

By Kristy Bleizeffer Jul 3, 2014

Looking forward to Parade Day 2014, 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.

This year's parade begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8 in downtown Casper. Look for us marching along with two of our ambulances and Safe Kids' van. We'll pass out glow-in-the-dark Frisbees to promote our Glow Run/Walk and Wellness Fair on July 18. (Follow the links to register.)

Memorial Hospital candy stripers piled into this convertible for Parade Day 1970 in downtown Casper.

Memorial Hospital candy stripers piled into this convertible for Parade Day 1970 in downtown Casper.

Candy stripers marched Parade Day 1971, or at least some of them did.

Candy stripers marched Parade Day 1971, or at least some of them did.

We wonder who the lucky candy stripers were that got to ride the wheel chair and hospital bed?

We wonder who the lucky candy stripers were that got to ride the wheel chair and hospital bed?

 

#ThrowbackThursday is a weekly series celebrating Wyoming Medical Center’s long and rich history in Natrona County.  Special thanks to the Casper College Western History Center which archives the vast Wyoming Medical Center collection of newspaper articles, photographs and other memorabilia. If you recognize anyone from our #ThrowbackThursday posts or have more to add to the stories, please post a comment.

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