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These children had a prime spot staked out for the parade. Shown are (back) Luis Rosado and (front, from left) Sarah Bollman, Nicholas Rosado and Emma Rosado.

Northwoods Lodge took first place for its Space Shuttle float, dedicated "to the brave men and women in our space program." Smoke billowed from the back.

Oak Mountain Ski Center took second place for its float saluting "everyday heroes: firemen, EMS, teachers ... any other person you may look up to..."

The Twigs took third place for its float saluting American Women Heros. Shown are (from left) Samantha Clardy as Sacajawea, Janet Fabiano as Amelia Earhart, Sandy Lavarnway as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jeremy Pierce as a wounded soldier and Shirley Smith as Clara Barton. Kenzie Legg portrayed Pocahontas.


A birthday blowout

Sunday, July 06, 2014 - Updated: 7:27 PM

The weather was perfect, the main drag was packed with over 10,000 spectators, the parade theme was American Heroes and the fireworks were fabulous for the Village of Speculator's Fourth of July celebration Saturday, July 5. Elise Stefanik, the Republican candidate for congressman, was among the marchers. (Photos/Cristine Meixner)

The Hochsprung-Stanclift boys from Queensbury scramble for candy.

Brianne, Pam and Mike O'Rourke take aim at the shooting booth.

Jolene and Taylor Wright of Herkimer get ready to tear into fried dough.

Several kiddie rides got plenty of use at the ball field.

Robert Adams of Albany comes down an inflatable slide.

This was the scene from The Four Corners to the ball field.

A parade just has to have horses. These are from J&D Percherons. (Photo/Judy Nelson)

Ken and Sherry Kuhrt show off their doodlebug, a 1931 Ford Model A truck converted to a tractor. During the Great Depression and World War II, tractors were expensive and hard to get, so many farmers turned their Model A's and T's into tractors called doodlebugs. (Photo/Judy Nelson)


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