Retro Charlotte

1954 Carrousel Parade

The winning float - Queen City Coach Company’s “Good Ship Lollypop”.
The winning float - Queen City Coach Company’s “Good Ship Lollypop”. The Charlotte Observer

The first Carrousel Parade was held in 1947 and the Observer reported in 1950 that a half million people came out. (Here's a look at the 1954 parade). Now called the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade, thousands still line up to see marching bands, beauty queens and Santa! I hope you enjoy the slideshow and that everyone has a nice Thanksgiving!

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