Once upon a time, roughly one-third of Nashua’s population turned out for Memorial Day events
By Dean Shalhoup - Senior Staff Writer | May 28, 2022
(From The Telegraph archives)
This is the original print of the photo that appeared on the front page of the May 31, 1958 Nashua Telegraph as part of the paper's coverage of Nashua's Memorial Day parade and ceremonies. At the time, Nashua's parades proceeded north on Main Street, turned onto Canal -- visible in the background -- then turned left onto Orange Street and marched to Foster Square for post-parade ceremonies. Whether the photographer put the youthful parade-watcher up to this or he chose the vantage point himself is unknown.
An illustration that appeared on the editorial page of the May 29, 1958 Nashua Telegraph was among several photos, graphics and stories that gave Greater Nashuans information on what activities were scheduled for the following day in observance of Memorial Day.
A package of photos was centerpieced on Page One of the Saturday, May 31, 1958 Nashua Telegraph shows that year's Memorial Day parade and ceremonies. The photo at lower left shows one 4-year-old's idea of a great vantage point from which to watch the parade march by.
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