Custer South Dakota 4th of July Celebration

By Herb Ryan

It was the perfect day for a high-speed run, sunny and warm with a cloudless sky, unlimited visibility and a straight line approach. A B1 bomber crew from Ellsworth AFB in Rapid City came roaring over Mt. Rushmore Road in Custer to kick off the 4th of July Parade. It was a good day for the kid’s big and small, plenty of fire engines, arts and crafts fair, live music, games and face painting at Way Park. All to be followed by live music and fireworks at 9:30 PM at Pageant Hill in Custer.

 

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A B1 Bomber flyover at the Custer 4th of July Parade Monday July 4, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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Kid’s bike parade at the Custer 4th of July Parade Monday July 4, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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Kid’s bike parade at the Custer 4th of July Parade Monday July 4, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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Kid’s bike parade at the Custer 4th of July Parade Monday July 4, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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Little Miss 4th of July at the Custer 4th of July Parade Monday July 4, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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Custer City Mayor, Jarod Carson at the Custer 4th of July Parade Monday July 4, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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Custer Volunteer Fire Department at the Custer 4th of July Parade Monday July 4, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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Pringle, SD Volunteer Fire Department at the Custer 4th of July Parade Monday July 4, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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Crazy Horse Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, Custer at the Custer 4th of July Parade Monday July 4, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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American Legion State Vice Commander at the Custer 4th of July Parade Monday July 4, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

 

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A post parade crowd gathers around the Burrito X-Press-Q for an early lunch at the Custer 4th of July Parade Monday July 4, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

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