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Ocean Grove 1912.  Submitted by Rich Amole, Blogfinger staff.©

Ocean Grove 1912. Submitted by Rich Amole, Blogfinger staff.

Hi Paul:

This photo is from 1912 at the corner or Main and Ocean Avenues looking west.  Many pictures have been taken at this location, but this is an excellent black and white showing what appears to be a parade with youngsters & folks strolling up the sidewalk.

Flags can be seen, folks with umbrellas, as this may be a quite warm 4th of July parade; a policeman is in center of picture and onlookers with their bikes.

Main Avenue does not appear to be paved.  Two hotels still present today at the corner is the Ocean Front Hotel and the Stratford that is the Belleview Stratford today, four structures down on Main.

This is life in the Grove a long time ago.

Rich    (Amole, Blogfinger staff.)                              source: ebay

Imagine this parade if ROBERT PRESTON had been there with his boys band, in uniform,  from The Music Man.

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