Williams Independence Day parade takes over Route 66

Crowd lines Route 66 in Williams waiting for the parade.

WILLIAMS—Dark clouds cooled off the small City of Williams, but did not damper one of the best parades in a number of years. The American Legion Cordova Post #13 led the parade which included local groups, the 108th Army Band and—it must be an election year—politicians. Smokey made an appearance and the Williams Fire Department brought out their fire trucks.

The American Legion Cordova Post #13 carries the colors to begin the parade.

Rose from the Recreation Center drives the float for the group.

Youth and Recreation center float.

These guys really belt out some patriotic sounds.

The First Baptist Church in Williams flying high.

It wouldn’t be Independence Day without the world famous Williams Mountain Men.

Native Americans perform a stirring dance.

The antique tractor club is a favorite every year for Williams Independence Day celebrations.

Williams Fire Department first fire truck.

Republican party of Coconino County.

Al Dunaway, write-in candidate for 97th precinct captain one of the “politicians” in the parade.