July 4, 1980, in Claremont, Calif. This float (see the photos--sorry for the quality) was the highlight of the annual parade, as guys in togas and cowboy hats ran alongside down Indian Hill Blvd. It's hard to believe anyone would allow a parade float today with Uncle Sam drinking a huge can of Coors (the arm moved by the way), with keg mounted on the side. The keg was empty, but there were plenty of other adult refreshments along the parade route. The most amazing thing, however, was that the float won an award from the city. Not sure who those guys were, anyway (but I think I still have the trophy stashed somewhere).
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