The Cumberland Post

The Cumberland Post
My Backyard, Six Miles from the Cumberland River

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Early 1960's Nashville Christmas Parade

Found this piece of film on the Utube. This bit of nostalgia from my hometown has to be "early" sixties, judging by the cars. I know where the person filming was standing: right at the spot where Broadway forks into 21st on the left and West End on the right. But, if you go the way the parade is going you and the majorettes will pass Union Station, Hume Fogg High School, and Fifth Avenue (where the Ryman is) and end up down on lower Broad where all the honky tonks are today. There were a few "beer joints" (as my Mom called them) down there then too, including Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. Nashville still has a parade but it's nowhere near as elaborate or long.

1 comment:

  1. Yup... I think I saw a '59 Pontiac and I KNOW I saw a '60 Caddy!

    I think that was a better time. But then, I would.