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).

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  • 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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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730

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