Augusta celebrates St. Patrick's

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St. Patrick's Day 1986
Augusta Mayor Charles DeVaney waves to the crowd along Broad Street during Augusta's St. Patrick's Day Parade in 1986.
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St. Patrick's Day 1986
Augusta Mayor Charles DeVaney greets crowd during 1986 parade
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St. Patrick's Day 1991
1991 -- Cousins Casey Bentley, 8, (left) and Megan Snead, 4, eagerly anticipate the tossing of candy at the end of the St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Augusta.
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St. Patrick's Day -- 1991
1991 -- Amy Jordan, 9, practices a jig step as her father Andy watches during St. Patrick's Day festivites on Riverwalk.
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St. Patrick's Day 1991
1991 -- E-4 Sean Brightman, a soldier injured during Operation Desert Storm, waves a flag for the crowd during the 1991 St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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St. Patrick's Day 1989
1989 -- All signs show the Irish eyes are smiling.
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St. Patrick's Day 1986
1986 -- Kip Dingler gets a float ready for the parade from a location in the Civic Center parking lot.
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St. Patrick's Day 1991
1991 -- Dressed in full Irish attire, 4-year-old Shea Swissdorf plays with a walking bird Marionette she got during the St. Patrick's Day festiviites on Riverwalk.
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St. Patrick's Day 1992
1992 -- Nathan Beene, 4, of Evans sports a shamrock costume on state at the Riverwalk where he competed with other children in a costume contest . He won third place.
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1992 -- An unidentified child smiles near the spray of the Broad Street foundation while the St. Patrick's parade rolls by.
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St. Patrick's Day 1993
1993 -- An umbrella protects a young parader
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St. Patrick's Day 1993
1993 -- The crowd follows the parade
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St. Patrick's Day 1993
1993 -- Greg James, of Nixon Signs in North Augusta, puts up a notice of the holiday.
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St. Patrick's Day 1993
1993 -- Getting a better viewpoint
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St. Patrick's Day 1990
1990 -- Mike Fanning and Jack Sadler get facilities ready for St. Patrick's Day celebration downtown.

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Augustans have been publicly celebrating St. Patrick's Day since the 1790s. Enjoy these images from more recent years.

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