Lodi staged huge Fourth of July celebration in 1912
John W. Dougherty, parade grand marshal, rode his white horse at the lead of the 1912 Fourth of July parade. The Tokay Band marched behind Dougherty and others on horseback in the parade that lasted one hour through downtown Lodi. (Photo courtesy of Ralph Lea)
Posted: Friday, July 6, 2007 10:00 pm
Lodi's festive daylong celebration of the Fourth of July in 1912
brought thousands of visitors to the young city that pulled out two
parades, orations, firemen's water fights, baseball, a street dance
and fireworks to demonstrate its community spirit and
"Never before in the history of Lodi was there such a jam,"
reported the Lodi Sentinel on July 6, 1912.
Friday, July 6, 2007 10:00 pm.