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Snapshots of Ketchikan’s Independence Day

The 2014 parade theme was "Snapshots From the Past."

The 2014 parade theme was “Snapshots From the Past.”

Ketchikan celebrated Independence Day with parades, hot dogs, rubber ducks, and lumberjacks.

Parade Grand Marshal Hall Anderson

Parade Grand Marshal Hall Anderson

A flash mob surprised Anderson as he walked the parade.

A flash mob surprised Anderson as he walked the parade.

Misty Thistle Pipes & Drums walked the parade and played their bagpipes around town throughout the day.

Misty Thistle Pipes & Drums walked the parade and played their bagpipes around town throughout the day.

The Great Alaskan Lumberjack show held its Ironjack competition. Tom Lancaster (not pictured) was the champion.

The Great Alaskan Lumberjack show held its Ironjack competition. Tom Lancaster (not pictured) was the champion.

Riley and Ruby McCue of the Ketchikan Cohos Log Rolling team competed during the Ironjack show.

Riley and Ruby McCue of the Ketchikan Cohos Log Rolling team competed during the Ironjack show.

Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the day.

Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the day.

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