Nevada City Constitution Day Parade 2005
The Daughters of the American Revolution were responsible for the resolution that was adopted by both houses of Congress in 1955 and resulted in the annual designation of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution week giving Nevada City the opportunity for a celebration. This year’s 39th Annual Nevada City Constitution Day Parade, Sept. 11, 2005, has been reported to be the oldest and largest Constitution Day observance in Western America. The celebration started with the reenactment of the signing of the Constitution by members of various Masonic lodges dressed in period costume. The parade was organized by Nevada City Masons, Nevada Chapter 13, and had as its Grand Marshal David R. Doan, Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Masons in California. The theme of this parade focused on the 19th amendment, which was passed on August 26, 1920, giving women the right to vote. The parade started with Uncle Sam on stilts, and was full of wonderful sights and sounds that went on and on. Turtle Vision invites you to visit the gallery and see for yourself!