Morgan Hill Fourth of July parade-viewing spots saved months in advance

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (KGO) -- People planning to attend a Fourth of July parade in Morgan Hill have been claiming spots on the route for months.

Hundreds of chairs lined the one-mile-route as of Sunday night.

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It's one of California's oldest Independence Day Parades, which began around 1876.

This year 50,000 people are expected for the city's annual Freedom Fest parade.

"We saw people reserving spots with plastic chairs as early as May 27th," said parade chairperson, Maureen Hunt.

"We love that people want a prime spot," Hunt added.

ABC7 News saw hundreds of all types of chairs already lining the route. Some folks were still looking for a spot on Sunday.

Firefighter Skyler Thornton was saving seats for his family.

"I marched in the parade as a kid and I want my family to enjoy it as much as I did growing up," said Thornton.

Morgan Hill Police say it's perfectly legal to leave chairs as long as you want along the route, but not on the median of Monterey Road until July 4th.

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