Jul 15, 2016 10:57AM
● By Bryan Scott
The Historic Preservation Committee is pleased to take a look back in time to Taylorsville Parades from long ago. When we first became a community that celebrated with parades, it was called the "Nor-J-Esta," referring to the North Jordan Stake.
Next, it became known as the "Bang A Roo" parade which would travel down historic 4800 South from the Assembly Hall to Redwood Road. The title it became known by in later years was the Taylorsville LDS Stake Parade which would even travel down Redwood Road, usually ending up at the Plymouth School on the corner of 4800 So. and Redwood Road.
The photos are of July 4th Parades which drew praise from residents lining the streets. There were lots of "OOHS and AHS" heard during the hometown celebrations. Floats would be constructed from chicken wire, stuffed with paper napkins, and beautiful bunting draped around the trailer bed. The parade would last one-half hour. The start of the annual event was sometimes held up for a short period to await the arrival of the Valley Jr. High Marching Band, because a parade wasn't a parade without a band! Also, the Ute Rangers always represented their club well, as did most of Taylorsville's kids, having decorated their bikes in the red, white, and blue motif.
Congratulations to the City of Taylorsville in celebrating the 'new' tradition for 20 years called the Taylorsville Dayzz Parade.