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).
About This Item
- 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: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 12 cm x 16.8 cm
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Parades and processions--Maine--Houlton
- World War, 1914-1918--Tank warfare
- Fourth of July--Maine--Houlton
- Tanks (Military Science)--United States--History--20th century
- Alvin O. Lombard
- HoultonFourth of July
- July 4, 1919
- Six-ton Special Tractor
- Six-ton tank
- WatervilleTanks (Military Science)
- World War I
For more information about this item, contact:Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
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