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General Category => Hackensack Discussion => Topic started by: BLeafe on October 04, 2009, 03:13:33 PM

Title: The 2009 Columbus Day Parade
Post by: BLeafe on October 04, 2009, 03:13:33 PM
I thought the parade would take the same route as last year when it ended after passing a reviewing stand on State St by Passaic St, which I can see from my apartment.

When I got up today, I looked for the stand, but it was too foggy to see anything. By 10am, there was still no reviewing stand, so I went back to look at the ads: "Stepping off on Main St", it said.


But from which end? I was hoping it was from my (northern) end, so I could take some cell shots and be back home in time for the Giants game. Hearing the music around noon told me I got my wish.

I started taking pictures from Ward and Main while walking toward the Sears parking lot, which was the staging area.

Picture 1: First shot of the day - smiling cops on horseback  :police: :police: :police:

Picture 2: The poor girls who had to clean up behind the horses with a super pooper scooper  :( :(

Picture 3: Is that Bullwinkle with a new wardrobe?

Pictures 4-6: In the Sears parking lot

Picture 7: Cool old Maywood fire vehicle waiting on Clinton Pl near Holy Trinity Church

Picture 8: Parade in (southerly) motion

Picture 9: On the way back to my apartment (background), I came across this poor guy (making a call in the street), who had some car problems and had to pull off onto Ward St. An hour after I saw the end of the parade go by, I also saw his car being taken away.  :(

Picture 10: Reflections of a photographer  ::)

I went home and had the pictures downloaded before kickoff, so everything worked out well.............and the Giants are kicking KC butt.  :D

Title: Re: The 2009 Columbus Day Parade
Post by: semafore on October 09, 2009, 08:06:03 AM
Columbus Day parades are much rarer in the midwest and are a fond memory of my youth in Hackensack. Thanks for the great photos. BTW, is the white fire engine photographed the same vehicle that the Hackensack fire department had in the 40s and 50s, which was called Snow White?
Title: Re: The 2009 Columbus Day Parade
Post by: semafore on October 09, 2009, 08:19:42 AM
To answer my own question, there are two photos of the white fire engine among the images on the Hackensack History site which seem identical except for the lettering on the door.
Title: Re: The 2009 Columbus Day Parade
Post by: Editor on October 09, 2009, 09:29:06 AM
This one:

I understand we sold it to Maywood for $1.00 decades ago. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Title: Re: The 2009 Columbus Day Parade
Post by: BLeafe on October 09, 2009, 11:47:20 AM
I DID take one other picture of it on Sunday - they sure look the same.

(Editor: that last picture - cars and bars? Drinking and driving? Tsk! Tsk! What a message!) ;D

Title: Re: The 2009 Columbus Day Parade
Post by: BLeafe on January 10, 2010, 01:35:57 PM
Maywood 1938 Ahrens-Fox pumper Kodachrome Slide


Seller's Description:

Up for Auction is one Kodachrome slide of Maywood, New Jersey's 1938 Ahrens Fox, Ex-Hackensack NJ This is an extra in my collection, selling to put money back into the hobby .   Copyright retained by seller.

I just found this and it closes tonight at 10:31pm. It's got 5 bids and it's up to $15.50 at the moment, so if you want it, hurry. You can't sell any prints or make any money from it without working something out with the seller because he retains the copyright, but you can make prints for yourself or to give away to friends.

The seller is Hackensack firefighter Mike Martinelli - a real good guy. If you like firetruck images from all over, he's your man.

This is the same truck as shown above in this thread and I will also post this in the "Online/Auctions/Local Images" thread.