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St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup victory parade

A large crowd of people filed into the Arch grounds and lined Market Street to help the St. Louis Blues celebrate winning the Stanley Cup with a parade and rally in downtown St. Louis on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Photo by David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

QUESTION: Was there ever a final estimate on the size of the parade?

TOM T.: There were many final estimates, and my experience says they're usually high. My oldest brother, Jim, used to be the city editor of the Pasadena Star-News in Southern California and he came up with a formula for estimating crowds at the Rose Parade, and his estimates were a lot lower than what had been tossed around for years. Channel 5 talked to someone who said 390,000 total. That seems do-able.