MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- Thousands of people gathered in Marshfield Friday for a 4th of July parade with a long history behind it.
The director of the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce says the parade is the not the oldest parade west of the Mississippi, but it is the oldest continuous parade.
Cindy Dunn is a Marshfield Chamber Board member. She talks about the parade's longevity, “There has been a parade we hear that has run longer in Texas, but it paused for a few years. We are the only one that we know of that is continuously running.”
The city held it’s 135th parade today. The celebration also included kids activities, a rodeo, and a fireworks show.