Butte 4th of July parade continues long-standing tradition

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A crowd of 15,000 people showed up Wednesday for one of the state’s biggest Independence Day parades in Montana.

Butte's Fourth of July parade in downtown is a long-standing tradition.

Spectators of all ages lined up as early as 8 a.m. Wednesday in downtown Butte.

Some of them traveled from towns like Big Sky and Polson to see the parade in person this year.

There were over 70 different floats from local Butte and non-local organizations.

Organizers said there were more musical floats this year than last year.

Sen. Jon Tester made an appearance on his tractor during the parade.

The parade lasted two hours and spanned a stretch of 2 miles along Harrison Avenue.

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