“Dutch Flat 4th of July”
Artist: James Geddes

This is an artist print with  either a 16x20 or 12x16 black matting.
Matting is removable if you desire another color.

5x7 prints, magnets and ornaments share this design

5x7 Prints, Magnets and Ornaments 12 x16  and 9x12 prints mounted and matted
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Dutch flat Hotel 1852

The 4th of July parade in Dutch Flat has been going on for 150 years!
We lived in Dutch Flat for over 20 years and attended parades before that.
The little town normally has around 300 residents in town and the outskirts. On parade day the town
is swamped with hundreds, maybe thousands more.
It’s all about fun! Hot days with water fights, kids and organizations march around
the town loop. There are antique cars, the Quinn clowns {shown in the sketch) and lots of kids!
The Quinn Clowns have entertained Dutch Flat for decades! They Also ran the store for many years.

The scene is set between the Dutch Flat Hotel (originally built in 1852), the store,
and the post office. At the time of this drawing, Nancy ran the Scoop. Back in
the day we had VHS tapes, VCRs and Dryers Ice Cream. I would barbecue burgers once a week
for a full house. My dad is driving the Model A, Nancy is offering an ice cream
cone and my mom, Corey and Meadow are watching from the porch. We were also caretakers
for Margie Jager. The foreground PU truck shows 80 summers in Dutch Flat for Margie!

In 2020 Covid restricted the parade for the first time in 150 years. But there was a
grassroots movement to keep the tradition alive and people showed up and the parade went on
without skipping a beat!

James Geddes