On September 24, 1917 Charlottesville enjoyed a celebratory parade downtown, as the official send-off to the members of the Monticello Guard, Company D of the 1st Virginia, who then left for training at Camp McClellan in Alabama. The Monticello Guard, which had first been formed in 1857, served in France during World War I. Renowned photographer Rufus Holsinger took this photograph from the foot of Vinegar Hill, looking east down Main Street — which has been the site of a pedestrian mall since 1976. (photo courtesy of the Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia).