It’s a parade! The town of New Milford hosted a firemen’s parade in the village center, circa 1900, just pre-dating the Great Fire of 1902 that destroyed the New England House, left, at the corner of Main and Bank streets. To the right is the United States Hotel, which was razed in 1927 on the present site of Robertson Jewelers. If you have a “Way Back When” photo to share, contact Deborah Rose at or 860-355-7324.