"Walking Clubs" appear on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans about 7:00 am. They march in the Uptown area and then turn onto St. Charles Avenue and proceed downtown. These are predominantly white male organizations. The Jefferson City Buzzards (named for a section of Uptown once called Jefferson City) began in 1890 and the Lyons Carnival Club began in 1946.
For the past five years, I have been working on Irwin Klein’s photographs of the Sixties counterculture in northern New Mexico. Klein made several visits to northern New Mexico between 1966 and 1972, spending a few months at a time, documenting the scene in Rio Arriba, Taos, and Mora counties, before returning to New York City where he lived.
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I am not quite sure what you mean when you write: "particularly peculiar is to see these people celebrating July 4."
Interesting story but particularly peculiar is to see these people celebrating July 4.
Readers of H-West may enjoy Benjamin Klein's recent photo essay "Photographs of Countercultural Celebrations in Northern New Mexico." It is posted on H-Celebration and describes, with photos, the wedding and Fourth of July celebrations of The Hog Farm and other 1960's American countercultural communities in New Mexico.