I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I spent mine with the in-laws. My mother-in-law and I spent a lot of time on Ancestry.com adding information to the family tree. The kids got along fairly well with their cousins despite a few upsets about a lost pen now-and-again. (My daughters are artists and take their art supplies very seriously.)

With parades and football games yesterday, I thought it would be fun to take a look back through old photos of parades and football games from earlier days. These aren’t all from Thanksgiving events, but they’re fun to look through all the same.

All of these photos are from the Colorado State University Digital Archive – specifically from the University Historic Photograph Collection Blog.

Colorado Agricultural College parade - 1921

Colorado Agricultural College parade – 1921

The band, getting ready to head out for an event. (undated)

The band, getting ready to head out for an event. (undated)

Football dummy heading out, most likely to a parade - 1951

Football dummy heading out, most likely to a parade – 1951

Homecoming parade - 1948

Homecoming parade – 1948

Football game against Boulder on Thanksgiving - 1923.

Football game against Boulder on Thanksgiving – 1923.

Keli McGregor in action as a CSU Ram. (undated)

Keli McGregor in action as a CSU Ram. (undated)