Images; #TBT Gallery revisits Fourth of July, 50 years ago

 
 
Posted6/30/2016 1:00 AM

To celebrate this Fourth of July holiday, take a look back a half-century at celebrations and parades throughout the Northwest suburbs as the nation celebrated its 190th birthday in 1966.

The 1960s are in full swing and vintage cars and fashions are on display.

Palatine, celebrating 100 years as an incorporated village, holds festivities including a parade and a Miss Palatine pageant.

Parades in Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights are also included, as well as fireworks displays in Hoffman Estates and Buffalo Grove.

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Scene from the Palatine parade on July 4, 1966.
Scene from the Palatine parade on July 4, 1966.
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Sailors march as they prepare for the start of the Mount Prospect parade 50 years ago on July 4, 1966.
Sailors march as they prepare for the start of the Mount Prospect parade 50 years ago on July 4, 1966.
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A youth baseball team celebrates two no-hitters while riding a float in the Prospect Heights parade on July 4, 1966.
A youth baseball team celebrates two no-hitters while riding a float in the Prospect Heights parade on July 4, 1966.
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Boys ride their bikes in the Prospect Heights parade 50 years ago on July 4, 1966.
Boys ride their bikes in the Prospect Heights parade 50 years ago on July 4, 1966.
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Children ride in the Palatine parade, 50 years ago on July 4, 1966.
Children ride in the Palatine parade, 50 years ago on July 4, 1966.
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A boy watches the Palatine parade 50 years ago on July 4, 1966.
A boy watches the Palatine parade 50 years ago on July 4, 1966.
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Boys hold flags while watching the Palatine parade on July 4, 1966.
Boys hold flags while watching the Palatine parade on July 4, 1966.
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Scene from the Palatine parade on July 4, 1966.
Scene from the Palatine parade on July 4, 1966.
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A tractor pulls a float during the Palatine parade on July 4, 1966.
A tractor pulls a float during the Palatine parade on July 4, 1966.
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Miss Palatine is crowned during the 1966 pageant, held in conjunction with the Fourth of July.
Miss Palatine is crowned during the 1966 pageant, held in conjunction with the Fourth of July.
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The 1966 Miss Palatine Pageant, held in conjunction with the Fourth of July celebration.
The 1966 Miss Palatine Pageant, held in conjunction with the Fourth of July celebration.
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Scene from a suburban sack race 50 years ago on July 4, 1966.
Scene from a suburban sack race 50 years ago on July 4, 1966.
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With flags flying, youths ride in a convertible during the Prospect Heights parade on July 4, 1966.
With flags flying, youths ride in a convertible during the Prospect Heights parade on July 4, 1966.
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Hoffman Estates fireworks display 50 years ago on July 4, 1966.
Hoffman Estates fireworks display 50 years ago on July 4, 1966.
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Lighting fireworks in Buffalo Grove, 50 years ago on July 4, 1966.
Lighting fireworks in Buffalo Grove, 50 years ago on July 4, 1966.
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A crowd watches fireworks in Buffalo Grove on July 4, 1966.
A crowd watches fireworks in Buffalo Grove on July 4, 1966.
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