Tank, July 4th parade, Houlton, 1919
Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
World War I Victory celebration in Market Square in Houlton on July 4th, 1919. A large U.S. flag is suspended across the street. The parade featured an M1917 tank, also known as the "Six-ton Special Tractor" or "Six-ton tank" (modeled after the French built, Renault char léger FT-17).
The M1917 used the first successful caterpillar tread that was first used on the steam log hauler invented by Alvin O. Lombard, Waterville (see: A Salute to Maine, by Daphne Winslow Merrill, 1983, p.127).
- Title: Tank, July 4th parade, Houlton, 1919
- Creator: Porter
- Creation Date: 1919-07-04
- Subject Date: 1919-07-04
- Local Name: Market Square
- Town: Houlton
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: monochrome photograph
- Dimensions (cm): 12 x 16.8
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
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