An estimated crowd of 25,000 watched the Independence Day Parade in Ashland on July 4, 2009. Daily Tidings photographers captured the scene and Tidings readers submitted photos from their own collection. Stephanie Ryden captured the Faces in the Crowd. Did she get yours?

An estimated crowd of 25,000 watched the Independence Day Parade in Ashland on July 4, 2009. Daily Tidings photographers captured the scene and Tidings readers submitted photos from their own collection. Stephanie Ryden captured the Faces in the Crowd. Did she get yours?

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ConnectAshland.com is the place to publish your own works of art, show off your talent, promote your ideas and opinions, meet new people and establish lasting friendships.

Enjoy the photos from the Fourth and we'll see you on ConnectAshland.com, where we check daily for user generated content to post in your daily newspaper.