This image shows one of the many parades that have made their way down Santa Fe. Many of Salina’s popular stores on the south 100 block such as Neely Cafe, Salina Office Supply, and Norris Furniture are shown in the background. Bill Yost is being honored as the potentate of the Isis Shrine. Bill worked for New York Life Insurance for 64 years. After this photograph, he would go on to serve as the mayor from 1968-1969. He played a crucial role in getting land on which Schilling Air Force Base sat developed after its closure in 1966.
Photograph from Museum’s Collection, c1950