Independence Day there is a neighborhood parade in Collins Park, a two-block
residential street in Topeka. Neighbors line the street. Company comes,
and everyone enjoys the celebration.
|This 1927 firetruck is fondly remembered by generations of Topekans. Recued from destruction in the 1950s, but stripped, it sat in Gage Park for decades as a climbing toy for children. Finally restored, it is displayed at community events like the Collins Street 4th of July parade.|
|This year, 9 months after the 9-11 New York City disaster, citizens were overt in displaying their pride in their national heritage.|