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Tea Party Total Head Count Thread (Post Your Attendance Numbers Here)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on 04/15/2009 3:08:47 PM PDT by kristinn

I'm hoping to be able to ascertain an overall national figure of attendance at the tea parties today by asking Freepers to post their crowd estimates on this thread.

I'm also asking that the thread be kept to just the numbers, no photos, etc., but if you want to link back to photos in your crowd estimate that's fine.

Please give the location and number of participants.

I'll go first:

Melbourne, FL - 1000.


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To: Henchster
I didn't see Dayton, OH, listed. Dayton Tea Party Attracts over 8,000, Largest in Ohio.

Courthouse Square can hold 4-5,000 and it was overflowing into the sidewalks and maybe the street because the police ended up shutting down Main Street on that block.

851 posted on 04/17/2009 3:09:36 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (No free man bows to a foreign king.)
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To: Henchster

Rapid City, SD—1,000 attendees

Spearfish, SD—100 attendees

http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/articles/2009/04/17/news/local/doc49e63fe0083cb132267123.txt


852 posted on 04/17/2009 3:17:47 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: KarlInOhio

It’s on there now! Thanks!


853 posted on 04/17/2009 3:25:40 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: oldteen

I knew I had heard they had them. Now anyone from Pleasanton,Vacaville,Fairfield. Thanks


854 posted on 04/17/2009 3:37:18 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Henchster

Grants Pass...(Glad I looked!)More than 500....

“Organizers of the Taxpayers’ Tea Party were expecting about a hundred people to demonstrate at the Josephine County Courthouse yesterday afternoon.[Grants Pass]

But, conservatively, the crowd was estimated at more than 500, lining both sides of Sixth Street in front of the courthouse.”

http://www.kajo.com/

So,I rechecked the Medford #’s...should be 800 in the A.m.
Don’t see anything about the later one.

“About 800 protesters rallied through downtown Medford Wednesday morning as part of a nationwide protest inspired by the Boston Tea Party.”

http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090416/NEWS/904160314
This line was interesting......these people want nothing to do with racists.

“During the speeches, the crowd booed when it was announced that white supremacists were passing out literature at the rally.”


855 posted on 04/17/2009 3:47:13 PM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: AuntB
Added and updated. Thanks.

Here is the new thread:

ALL 50 STATES!

856 posted on 04/17/2009 3:58:13 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: kristinn
Milaca, Minnesota.

I figured that the crowd had to have been 150 adults. Throw in the kids, and I would say 175.

Not bad for a little tiny town.

And let me tell you these people are inspired!

857 posted on 04/17/2009 4:23:33 PM PDT by dbehsman (NRA Life Member and loving every minute of it!)
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To: Henchster

You have Bryan and College Station TX as the same event. There were 3. Bryan had one in Tanglewood Park, College Station at Veterans’ Park, and Texas A&M had one on Campus.

College Station alone had around 1000 attendees, which is the total you give for the combined community.

I believe Bryan had at least a few hundred more - I was at the College Station event. I believe somebody - texasyankee? from Caldwell, estimated the Bryan crowd earlier in this thread.


858 posted on 04/17/2009 4:34:55 PM PDT by ziravan (FReeper for Congress: www.TimothyDelasandro.com)
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To: ziravan

Can you get me some numbers on the A&M campus and the Bryan event?


859 posted on 04/17/2009 4:46:34 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: Henchster

let me look it up. give me a few minutes.


860 posted on 04/17/2009 4:50:51 PM PDT by ziravan (FReeper for Congress: www.TimothyDelasandro.com)
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To: Henchster

The organizers of the Tanglewood Park event in Bryan estimate 500: http://bcsteaparty.wordpress.com/

The organizers of the Veterans’ Park event in College Station estimate 800-1000 is what I’m told. I was a speaker, and I estimated, from the podium, about 1000.

Texas A&M wasn’t a rally so much as place on the commons where students could come and go. Because there was a constant stream in and out of the event, I’m not sure if they have an estimate or not.


861 posted on 04/17/2009 5:30:17 PM PDT by ziravan (FReeper for Congress: www.TimothyDelasandro.com)
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To: ziravan

I’ll separate the two, and add the extra bodies. Thanks for the research.


862 posted on 04/17/2009 5:39:13 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: kristinn

Please update Little Rock to 2500-2700, per Arkansas State Police. I can attest to what I have heard / read.


863 posted on 04/17/2009 6:32:52 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: kristinn

Will anyone be totaling these numbers in an easy-to-find location?


864 posted on 04/17/2009 6:36:26 PM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: Hoffer Rand

Hi Hoffer Rand!

Actually, we did have about 200 at the one in downtown Ogden! There could’ve been more. I forgot to sign in, but I stayed for about an hour. I had to pick up 2 of my little grandkids from their bus; but I wanted so much to bring them back to the tea party! Trouble is, it was quite rainy and chilly and one of them had been coughing; so I thought maybe I should just bring them home.

However, I sure enjoyed the hour I was there! We got a lot of cars honking and waving at us down Washington Blvd.! Some people had brought some extra signs, so I got to hold one for awhile; and that was fun! (I’d never been to a protest before)A lot of young high school-age people were there. We do have Weber State University near-by, so it’s possible a lot of young people came from there.

We also had a number of 50-60ish people there, as well a quite a handful of senior citizens! Bless their hearts, because like I said, it was pretty chilly and rainy off and on through the day! Ogden’s Republican mayor even came out to join them for a short time. He seems to be always in trouble with some people! (usually the Dems. in his council!) He’s a good egg anyway; and a pretty good sport!

Someone handed him a “bill” reminding him of some taxes or fees he must’ve been responsible for, but he didn’t seem to take offense at all. Like I said, he was a good sport in spite the scolding, and even spoke to the crowd for a little bit! There was at least one other tea-party that took place up in Brigham City too. Some of these smaller ones weren’t on the main Tea Party websites, because I didn’t hear about the one in Ogden, until my Mom said she saw it in the paper.

I don’t know if it was more of a last-min. event or what! I think we may have had more people come, if more people had known about it a little sooner, or if they were afraid it was called off for weather, or if it was of it being held on a week-day, I don’t know!


865 posted on 04/17/2009 7:01:25 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: polymuser
Right HERE
866 posted on 04/17/2009 7:24:11 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: kristinn

Reporting for Denton, Texas: rally from 6pm to 9pm, I’m estimating 500 folks. It was hard to really tell because we were on a sloped area and people were rotating in and out as they got off work and left for other engagements.

Also, in Argyle, Texas: rally from 3pm to 5pm, about 40 folks showed up. This is from a friend who attended the rally.


867 posted on 04/17/2009 7:42:31 PM PDT by Donaeus
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To: kristinn

Valparaiso, Indiana had about 500.


868 posted on 04/17/2009 8:12:43 PM PDT by stbdside
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To: Henchster

Ogden, UT got about 200 according to the local newspaper, “Ogden Standard Examiner”! It could’ve got a larger one than that; but I don’t know when that headcount was taken. The whole Tea Party event was supposed to only last for 2 hours, but I was only able to stay for the first hour.


869 posted on 04/17/2009 8:21:40 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: Hoffer Rand

There was supposed to be one in Brigham City, UT, also according to list of “head count” on the thread, there was one in Logan, UT also! I didn’t know Logan was going to have one! There was supposed to be one in Davis County, UT, but the organizer decided against it.


870 posted on 04/17/2009 8:24:30 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: dsutah

If you can find the numbers, I’ll add them to the list. Ogden is on the 2040pst update.


871 posted on 04/17/2009 8:42:40 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: easternsky

Vacaville reported “several hundred”, Pleasanton news said at 2pm around 1,000 but were expecting at least another 1,000. As for Fairfield, I searched for their local newspaper but you have to register to read so I passed on that one.


872 posted on 04/17/2009 8:53:14 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Vacaville added.


873 posted on 04/17/2009 8:58:14 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: Henchster

Thank you.


874 posted on 04/17/2009 9:14:14 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: kristinn

Coos Bay Oregon 200+


875 posted on 04/18/2009 11:07:28 AM PDT by amom (Proud Tanker Mom)
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To: kristinn

Cheyenne, WY (pop 53,000) had two Tea Parties that were planned and executed in two weeks. We had attendance of approx 1,000 show up for each event on tax day!

I’m organizing:

COWBOY TEA PARTY
4th of July
Wyoming State Capitol
High noon

www.CowboyTeaParty.blogspot.com


876 posted on 04/18/2009 11:07:36 AM PDT by up4anything
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To: amom

Correction: The more official count is closer to 500. Media has it at 100 so 500 is probably more correct. 8^D


877 posted on 04/18/2009 11:15:06 AM PDT by amom (Proud Tanker Mom)
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To: sweetiepiezer

Thanks for the ping!


878 posted on 04/18/2009 11:17:21 AM PDT by Issaquahking
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To: kristinn

50 at courthouse 1:00 p.m. Blue Ridge, Georgia

100 at courthouse in Ellijay, Georgia

There was a rally in Blairsville, Georgia, but I don’t have the count.


879 posted on 04/18/2009 12:09:39 PM PDT by Millie
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To: kristinn

Colorado Springs should have the numbers as 1500, 2000, and 2500. The paper reported 1500.


880 posted on 04/18/2009 12:37:57 PM PDT by wireplay
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To: Henchster

Corvallis, Oregon 200-250.


881 posted on 04/18/2009 3:08:58 PM PDT by Excuse_Me (I'm pretty sure that only Liberals can be hypnotized...)
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To: Henchster

La Grande, OR 400
Enterprise, OR 100
Oregon City, OR 350


882 posted on 04/18/2009 3:25:58 PM PDT by Excuse_Me (I'm pretty sure that only Liberals can be hypnotized...)
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To: kristinn
Simi Valley CA
So far I have only seen the Reagan number posted on the official counts.

A. Reagan Library - 150
B. Civic Center - 200

(B. source: http://www.simivalleyacorn.com/news/2009/0417/Front_page/004.html)
883 posted on 04/18/2009 5:43:46 PM PDT by ZGuy
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To: kristinn

I have on pretty good authority that in 2 locations in Moses Lake, WA, between 250 and 300...JFK


884 posted on 04/18/2009 5:49:54 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: kristinn

Lubbock, Texas: Offical number - at least 1,500.


885 posted on 04/18/2009 5:55:32 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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We are now up to 647 events, in EVERY state, and can document no less than 693,000 and as many as 801,000 patriots took part protesting Washington D.C.'s tax and spend scheme.

You can check to see if your tea party is listed HERE if not, post a comment on this thread citing the city, state and headcount.

THANK YOU EVERYONE!

886 posted on 04/18/2009 6:52:47 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: Henchster

Montgomery, AL had between 2000-2500.


887 posted on 04/18/2009 6:56:59 PM PDT by 4Godsoloved..Hegave
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To: Henchster

Walla Walla, WA 200


888 posted on 04/18/2009 7:45:08 PM PDT by Excuse_Me (I'm pretty sure that only Liberals can be hypnotized...)
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To: Excuse_Me
We are now up to 657 events, in EVERY state, and can document no less than 700,000 and as many as 810,000 patriots took part protesting Washington D.C.'s tax and spend scheme.

You can check to see if your tea party is listed HERE if not, post a comment on this thread citing the city, state and headcount.

THANK YOU EVERYONE!

889 posted on 04/18/2009 8:46:06 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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for later


890 posted on 04/19/2009 9:35:42 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It took almost 250 years to make the USA great and 30 days for "The Failure" BO to tear it down.)
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To: kristinn

I don’t know if anyone has posted this yet, but Houston Tea Party official numbers are around 8400....by their “sign in” count (per their web page)... that’s not including the people who did not sign in or were turned away, which is projected at 10,000+

I can say that I did sign in but almost didn’t even see the sign in booth. I could see how one could easily miss it... very interesting...


891 posted on 04/19/2009 9:42:05 AM PDT by DrewsMum (www.williamsfortexas.com)
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To: Henchster

There were Oregon tea parties in The Dalles, Rogue River, Tillamook, Milton Freewater, and on the campus of Oregon State, but I haven’t been able to determine counts. Some of these places are served by weekly papers which come out on Wednesday, so they may not have published counts until then.


892 posted on 04/19/2009 9:47:34 AM PDT by Excuse_Me (I'm pretty sure that only Liberals can be hypnotized...)
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To: Henchster

Wilkes Barre, PA 400
Scranton, PA 200-300
Hazleton, PA 250


893 posted on 04/19/2009 10:00:17 AM PDT by Excuse_Me (I'm pretty sure that only Liberals can be hypnotized...)
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To: Henchster

Boone, NC 200-300


894 posted on 04/19/2009 10:10:58 AM PDT by Excuse_Me (I'm pretty sure that only Liberals can be hypnotized...)
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To: Henchster

Albion, NY 50
Honeoye, NY 50


895 posted on 04/19/2009 10:21:37 AM PDT by Excuse_Me (I'm pretty sure that only Liberals can be hypnotized...)
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We are now up to 685 events, in EVERY state, and can document no less than 710,000 and as many as 821,000 patriots took part protesting Washington D.C.'s tax and spend scheme.

You can check to see if your tea party is listed HERE, if not, post a comment on this thread citing the city, state and headcount.

THANK YOU EVERYONE!

896 posted on 04/19/2009 10:27:29 AM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: Henchster

Pagosa Springs, CO 200
Green Valley, AZ 250-300
St. Clair Shores, MI 368-400
Oswego, IL 200-300
Hollidaysburg, PA 500
York, SC 300-350
La Crosse, WI 500-600
Winamac, IN 110
Dubuque, IA 175
Chilliclothe, MO 50-75
St. Simon’s Island, GA 650
Boiling Springs, SC 186-300
Spencer, IA 275


897 posted on 04/19/2009 11:46:48 AM PDT by Excuse_Me (I'm pretty sure that only Liberals can be hypnotized...)
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To: kristinn

Saw in the Porterville Recorder that about 300 people attended a tea party in Porterville, California. Don’t know if they have been added to your list.


898 posted on 04/19/2009 12:58:07 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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To: Excuse_Me

Nice post, thanks!


899 posted on 04/19/2009 12:59:08 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: kristinn
Tulsa, OK, evening event at Veteran's Park:

About 1000 folks. Just guessin'. Certainly closer to 1000 than 900. :)

900 posted on 04/19/2009 1:03:08 PM PDT by OKSooner ("He's quite mad, you know." - Sean Connery to Honor Blackman in "Goldfinger".)
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