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Labor Day Parade, 1926.

Parades in Cheyenne over the years have followed certain repetitive themes.

Frontier Days Parade, Cary Ave., looking south, 1927, photo by Ralph Doubleday.

Frontier Days Parade, at corner of Central and Lincoln Way. Photo by A. E. Gordon.

Frontier Days Parade, 1956

Frontier Days Parade, 1920's.

Stagecoach Frontier Days Parade, 1940

Theodore Roosevelt, with whom we bagan this Chapter was not, of couse, the only presidential candidate to attend Frontier Days. Riding on the stage is the Honorable Wendell L. Wilkie, who was ridiculed by Harold Ickes as the "Barefoot boy from Wall Street." In spite of his having campaigned in Wyoming, Wilke lost to F. D. Roosevelt in Wyoming 52,633 to Roosevelt's 59,287.

In addition to military units, bulltrains, and stage coaches, the Frontier Days parade has featured other vehicles used in the Old West such as the garbage truck in the next photo.

Garbage Wagon, Frontier Days Parade, 1937

In 1915 the celebration's name was changed to Frontier Days. It hasn't looked back since, outlasting the demise of popular shows such as Pawnee Bill's and Cody's Wild West Show in 1913, and the bankruptcy of the most popular wild west show of them all, the Miller Brothers 101 in 1929.

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