Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chicago Parade no. 2 (post 52)

The Chicago parade route for the Apollo 11 crew on August 13, 1969 went south on Michigan Avenue past Tribune Tower, then west on Wabash, just across the Chicago River from the Chicago Sun-Time building (since demolished for Trump Towers). I followed along the route, taking close-up photographs of the crew. As the motorcade drove adjacent  to the Chicago River, fireboats sprayed arcs of water in honor of Armstrong, Collins, and Aldrin. The motorcade turned up State Street, going past Marshall Fields with its fabled bronze clocks. The sidewalks were lined with cheering spectators up to 10 deep. The astronauts returned the enthusiasm of the crowds with broad smiles and waves.

#Apollo11Eyewitness  Post #52  July 13, 1969 Events


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