Daily News reader Wayne Peters believes his 1989 photo is from the first Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Actually, that would be the 10th annual parade, but it’s still a great photo. It shows the late Rev. Thomas Goggin, then the pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church, as the parade gathered there that year in Old Naples. Lore has it that Goggin was an early backer of originators of the idea for the parade, which has grown into one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the Southeast.
This gallery of classic photos is a compilation of contributed photos that were published in 2008 in the Sunday Perspective section of the Naples Daily News.
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