Joe Cain Procession
Joe Cain day is celebrated with a Mardi Gras procession every
year in Nevada City, California.
Joe Cain started a revival of Mardi Gras Day in Mobile, Alabama, in 1866,
one year after the end of the Civil War. Joe and six of his friends drove down the middle
of town making as much noise as they could, in hopes of restoring the pride of defeated Mobile.
The Joe Cain procession celebrates this event annually.
Nevada City, California, the only city sanctioned outside of Mobile to celebrate this event.
The procession begins.
A Joe Cain reverler unabashedly waves for the camera.
The Mystic Order of the Moon Pie throws their confection to the revelers.
Others toss beads, bangles, and trinkets from the comfort of the finest conveyances.
The revelers are a friendly crowd.
The festivities continue long after the procession ends.
©2001 John R. Powers, III