1912 Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade

The Findlay Market Opening Day Parade is Thursday, March 31! Opening Day is practically a city holiday in Cincinnati, which makes sense since the Reds were baseball’s first all professional team.

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Here’s a scene from the 1912 parade at the corner of Race and 12th streets in Over-the-Rhine. Findlay Market didn’t make its first appearance on the parade route until 1920.

Doyles Rooters Group, Opening Day, 1912. The predecessor of the Findlay Market Parade, the Rooter's Groups parades of the early 1900s, toured downtown Cincinnati on Opening Day in horse-drawn wagons. This photo was taken at 12th and Race. (Credit: Steve Wolter)

photo source: findlaymarketparade.com

And here’s the same scene recently:

For more information on the parade’s historyroute and eventslineupphoto memoriesstories, and Grand Marshal, check out itswebsite. The Reds celebrate the Opening all weekend. For more on those festivities, go here.

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