Cody, Wyoming 4th of July Parade 7/4/07

Photos by Margie Johnson

Chairs line Sheridan Avenue at 6:30 am on July 4

Susan Thomas, wife of recently deceased Wyoming US Senator Craig Thomas, rides the same horse Craig used to ride each year in his annual July 4 parade ritual

Friends of recently deceased Buffalo Bill impressionist Ebb Tarr fulfill his last wish to have them ride in his place during the parade

Huge crowds lined the streets of Cody

Crowd numbers could have exceeded 10,000

The Cody Stampede Board

Mayors Award

Wyoming's new US Senator John Barrasso

Buffalo Bill Historical Center float

Calamity Jane on her motorcycle

Cody High School band drummers

Kids scramble for candy thrown during the parade

Daughters of the American Revolution commandeered the Cody trolley

The Wayfaring Traveler Ranch llamas

Cody Mayor Roger Sedam and his wife Pat

Hope Sheets and her poodle

K3 Guest Ranch float

Local, state and national rodeo queens

Al & Colin Simpson with Al's wife Ann driving

Smokey the Bear

Uncle Sam shakes hands

Doug Reachard driving his 1916 International Harvestor that has never been rebuilt

Kim Sheets riding her 10-year-old steer "Cimarron"

The Shriner's turtle patrol entertains kids along the parade route