1916 : Oakland County Celebrates Centennial

August 22, 2022 all-day

Police estimated that the crowd watching the centennial parade in Pontiac was larger than the city’s population.  The parade was two miles long, and included over 200 floats.  6000 men and 500 women participated.

Source : “Thousands March in Oakland Parade; 30,000 Spectators Throng Pontiac for Great Centennial”, Detroit Free Press, August 23, 1916, page 9.

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