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Catalog number 1997.2.1602
Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Date 1946
Description TITLE: Old Timers Romp At Almaden Today AUTHOR:
PUBLISHER:
Old Timers Romp
At Almaden Today
ALMADEN, Aug. 31.-Old timers will have their turn again Sunday when "Old Timers Day" will be in full swing all day for the first time since 1941. Shelved for the duration of the war, all the trappings
of a pageant of the quicksilver mining which made Almaden famous have been dusted off ready for the big show, starting at 10 a.m.
The opening parade will feature modes of transportation which brought residents to California's chief mining center, and carried the wealth of quicksilver away. The streets will be gay again with Spanish-costumed women, big-hatted and bearded men, gorgeously decorated horses, and colorful musicians.
A barbecue, which only starts at noon and is to continue for hours, is expected to draw one of the largest "celebratin'est" crowds in Almaden's history. R. M. Bradshaw, spokesman for the sponsors, the Almaden Improvement Committee has predicted that the old traditions plus Almaden's recent reputation as a resort town will bring "plenty of the public-invited invited from the whole Bay Area."
Photo Caption.

OLD TIMER - This ancient auto, one of, the many antiquated vehicles driven in Almaden's "Old Timers' Day" parade, 1941, will probably be dusted off and parade today when Almaden resumes celebration of this annual festival. "Old Timers' Day" was unobserved during the war years.
People Bradshaw, R.M. (Richard)
Pub Place New Almaden
Cataloged by Boudreault, Art