‘Donkey baseball’ on July 4th

In this video shared by Richard Gray, the 1954 Fourth of July parade stops at a field close to where Heritage Park is today. Along with the ladies riding in the floats, the holiday celebrations also included a game of “donkey baseball.”

Usually for exhibition or fund-raisers, the games involved a player hitting the ball but having to ride a donkey successfully to first base. Some may remember “donkey basketball,” too.

These antics and slice of 1954 Canton life were shot by Gray’s father, Veachel Gray.

Watch more videos shared by Richard Gray:

1950s school days

1960 homecoming parade

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