Memorial Day in Faribault Circa 1984, Part 1
At KRFO, our sister station in Owatonna, morning show host Loren Hart has been turning his love of area history into something he can share with listeners on the KRFO webpage by tracking down videos filmed in Owatonna from the past that have been shared to the internet. Inspired by this, I thought it would be fun to see what was out there for Faribault.
I did a bit of looking around on YouTube and came across a three-part series of footage from a Memorial Day parade on May 28, 1984. The parade marches down a very different-looking Central Avenue in Faribault. It's always interesting to look back in time and get a glimpse of the past and see how things have changed, or in some cases stayed the same. This footage runs over nine minutes, but as we get closer to celebrating Memorial Day and the parade this year, I'll be sharing the remaining two segments from the 1984 Memorial Day parade.