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Mayor James Michael Curley in the Evacuation Day Parade

March 17 1947 / fromthearchive / Globe Staff photo by Ed Farrand / Mayor James Michael Curley, dressed in his raccoon coat, hands out flowers during South Boston's traditional Evacuation Day parade on March 17, 1947. Mayor Curley's wife, Gertrude, in a smart green hat with a pink ribbon is sitting to his left and Edward J. "Knocko" McCormack in his Yankee Division uniform is in front. The parade originally commemorated the day the British left Boston on March 17 1776 and now it also honors St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

Ed Farrand/Globe Staff/file

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Mayor James Michael Curley, dressed in his raccoon coat, receives flowers from Mrs. Betty Cherry during South Boston’s traditional Evacuation Day parade on March 17, 1947. Mayor Curley’s wife, Gertrude, is sitting to his left in a smart green hat with a pink ribbon, and Edward J. “Knocko” McCormack is in front in his Yankee Division uniform. The parade originally commemorated the day the British left Boston on March 17, 1776; now it also honors St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

LEANNE BURDEN SEIDEL and LISA TUITE

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