The first South Boston parade
Evacuation Day was declared a holiday in the City of Boston in 1901. In celebration, the city hosted a parade based in South Boston.
A monument to the historical event was completed in Dorchester Heights in 1902.
The state of Massachusetts recognized Evacuation Day as a holiday in Suffolk County in 1938.
Pictured: Major George F. H. Murray served as chief marshall for the parade in 1901.