St. Louis Blues celebrate Stanley Cup: A parade 52 years in the making

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Published 8: 34 p.m. ET June 15, 2019

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The St. Louis Blues held a parade and rally Saturday that has been 52 years in the making.

Three weeks after the 1967 expansion team won the Stanley Cup for the very first time in franchise history by winning Game 7 in Boston, the Blues strolled through the streets of downtown St. Louis and held a rally at the Gateway Arch.

About a half-million people were expected to appear at town’s first victory parade because the Cardinals won the 2011 World Series.

And the Blues made certain to get up close with lovers. Many still needed their playoff beards as they walked up to the barricades to greet individuals who backed them during the years and let them get to the Stanley Cup.

A look at the day in photographs:

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