MMA – Full Dress Parade 1900

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Full Dress Parade at the Michigan Military Academy in the Year, 1900. In his autobiography, Winford R. Hamlin remembers the MMA dress parades – Every Sunday in the summer they had a dress parade. They were all in their white uniforms. They had a large brass band and went through all their drills, including the horse cavalry. Then they had their gun salute. Then at the end of the day shot off one of the big cannons. People came from all over to see the dress parade. The D.U.R. street car company always ran special cars for that day. They had a circle track built at the parade grounds, so they could turn around there. They would wait there until the parade was over and take the people back home.