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    Posted June 14, 2014 by
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    Jeeps Invade Downtown Butler, PA


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     DougBardwell photographed an annual Jeep festival in downtown Butler, Pennsylvania, on June 13. He says for the event, Jeep owners sign up to show off their vehicles in downtown. During the festival, people can see rows of Jeeps parked along the streets for 16 blocks.
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    For one evening each year, Jeeps rule Main Street in downtown Butler, PA. The Jeep Invasion is limited to 1,200 jeeps and this year every spot was taken. For 16 blocks, the streets were lined with Jeeps parked on both sides of the street. Participants came from all the Mid-Atlantic States to participate.

    Bands and DJ’s played along Main Street. Restaurateurs on Main Street set up shop on the sidewalk to feed the estimated 20,000 spectators who came to walk the entire length of the downtown area.

    The annual Jeep Invasion pays homage to the Bantam Jeep which was originally invented, developed and produced in Butler, PA.
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