70s Moments (Bicentennial Week): 4th Of July Home Movies (1976)

Happy 4th of July! (Staten Island, NY, 1976 - filmed by Ron Spooner)

Happy 4th of July! (Staten Island, NY, 1976 – filmed by Ron Spooner)

I hope everyone in the US (and any concerned parties abroad) are enjoying this 4th of July holiday. I thought we’d take in some home movies from the 4th of July, filmed during the Bicentennial celebration of 1976.

First up we have a lovely, leisurely look at an all-American parade in Staten Island, New York. The film was shot by Ron H. Spooner and has a focus on horses, local folks and vintage fire engines. If fire engines don’t excite you, you can jump in and start at the three-minute mark.

Travis, Staten Island, NY, 4th Of July Parade, 1976

I love this guy! (Omaha 4th of July parade, 1976)

I love this guy! (Omaha 4th of July parade, 1976)

After that, grab a look at this much shorter (1:45, silent) parade video from the 4th of July ’76 in Omaha, Nebraska. There are some festive and funny bicyclists in patriotic action. Have a great day.

Omaha, Nebraska, 4th Of July Parade, 1976

Previously on the 4th of July: 4th of July, 1972

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2 Responses to 70s Moments (Bicentennial Week): 4th Of July Home Movies (1976)

  1. Jim G. says:

    Ahhh…that really hit the spot. I have very fond memories of the bicentennial and the huge buildup before it arrived. I was just about to turn ten years old that summer and this really takes me back.
    We had SO MUCH pride and it really hit home that year how lucky we were to be growing up in the best country in the world. Sure wish I had a time machine right about now…what a great summer that was.

  2. David Moore says:

    Glad you enjoyed the flashback. It really took me back as well to some fond childhood memories.