A ferry boat crossing the San Diego Bay in front of land that shows Coronado’s first trees, planted in rows. Circa 1888. Coronado Historical Association Collection.
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Coronado looking north. c. 1888. Coronado Historical Association Collection.
In Coronado, the Fourth of July has long been a celebrated day. Beginning in 1888, Coronado residents proudly displayed their patriotism and spirit with floats, bunting, and fireworks. Under the watchful eye of Dr. F.G. Powers, Grand Marshall of the Parade, Coronado’s first Fourth of July Parade was a spectacle to behold.
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