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ALERT: There are 2 identical markers #96-31 installed at either end of the parade route.

Title, side A
Findlay Market Opening Day Parade
Title, side B
Findlay Market Opening Day Parade
Text, side A
Findlay Market is the heart of the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood and has been a gathering place for political, religious, and social events since opening in 1855. Inspired by the Cincinnati Reds World Championship in 1919, a group of fans - "Rooters" - from Findlay Market organized a parade to celebrate the state of the team's 1920 season. The parade became an annual event, with marching bands, horse-drawn "Tally-Ho" wagons and rooters processioning to Redland and later Crosley Field, where they presented gifts to Reds officials. (Continued on other side)
Text, side B
(Continued from the other side) The team's move into Riverfront Stadium in 1970 injected new life into the 50 year-old tradition. A new route for Opening Day 1971 took the parade through downtown, past Fountain Square, and brought the procession more attention and participants. A century after the first parade, it has become a focus of Opening Day festivities and the day itself has become an unofficial city holiday.
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