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Gallery: Homecoming parades

Nothing says Tiger pride like a parade. It's the perfect excuse for slowing down traffic, throwing (or catching) candy and cheering on your favorite team.
Thursday, October 13, 2011 | 4:47 p.m. CDT; updated 5:10 p.m. CDT, Thursday, October 13, 2011
This float on Ninth Street uses boxes of Frosted Flakes in place of the tiger's head, which had been stolen.

Spectators watch the 2006 Homecoming parade. Missourian A marching band from Oakland Junior High plays at the 1993 Homecoming parade. Missourian This float, traveling along Ninth Street, employs boxes of Frosted Flakes in place of the Tiger's head, which had been stolen. TRICIA MCINROY / Missourian The MU cheerleading squad greets spectators on Ninth Street during the Homecoming parade 2007. KATIE BARNES / Missourian Old graduates of the University participated in the Homecoming parade before the MU vs. KU game of 1913. They were grouped with the alumni of their graduating class and held up signs that showed in which year they graduated. Courtesy of University Archives C: 0/3/7 University women ride in a 1954 Homecoming parade float, which displays their masterpiece. Courtesy of University Archives C: 0/3/8 A tiger mascot is caged in a 1913 Homecoming float. Courtesy of University Archives C: 0/3/7 Old "M" men march in the 1913 Homecoming parade. Courtesy of University Archives C: 0/3/7 Children ride in a float at the 2003 Homecoming parade. Missourian Riding in an antique car, the pompon squad revs up fans with its routine to the music of Marching Mizzou in 1967. SAVITAR, 1968 A marching Mizzou musician takes part in the Homecoming parade in 1981. SAVITAR, 1981 The 1948 parade makes its way down Conley Avenue, where a grocery store and Gaeblers Black and Gold Inn were once located. Courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri Manuscript Collection C3695 Members of the 1921 Block and Bridle club, an organization focused on animal science and agriculture, ride along with a horse statue in the Homecoming parade. Courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri, Jean Tyree Hamilton Photo Collection, C78_34 Mizzou sophomore women baseball players cram into a car for the 1921 Homecoming parade. Courtesy of University Archives C: 22/8/19

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