Prescott celebrates history with Frontier Days Parade

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- Arizona’s second largest annual parade was held in Prescott this weekend.

The Prescott Frontier Days Parade, which smaller than only the Fiesta Bowl parade, took place Saturday morning. The event celebrated the Arizona Centennial and the 125th World’s Oldest Rodeo.

In honor of Prescott being the first territorial capitol of Arizona, this year’s parade theme was “Prescott – Where It All Began.”

In keeping with this year’s theme, Saturday’s parade was divided into stages. The first segment focused on the pre-1912 era, with each subsequent segment revolving around 25 years of Arizona and Prescott history.

The Grand Marshal for the Prescott Frontier Days Parade was the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe. The Honorary Grand Marshals were descendants of some of the original rodeo contestants from 1888.