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IT’S PARADE DAY AT MACY’S

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1931

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual event presented by the
department store chain Macy’s. The tradition started in 1924. Live animals
were borrowed from the Central Park Zoo to entertain the crowd at that first
parade, but were replaced with the giant balloons in 1927. Pictured above,
an alligator balloon in the 1932 parade.

The three-hour Macy’s parade is held in New York City starting at 9:00 a.m.
EST and has been televised nationally on the NBC-TV network since 1952.

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2015

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IT’S PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL TIME !

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The idea for the Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon was presented to the
public in a speech by Mayor Harry Lane at the end of the Lewis and Clark
Centennial Exposition
in 1905. The first festival occurred in 1907.

One of our most popular events during Rose Festival time in Portland is the
Starlight Parade the offers fun for everyone. From traditional marching bands
and flood-lit floats. This years pageant will be celebrating 40 years in the city
of Portland. 


Harry Lane (1855-1917)

Lane was elected mayor of Portland in 1905
and again in 1907. He appointed Lola G.
Baldwin
as the first policewoman in the
nation.

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Hose company #20 – 1st prize winner in the 1908 Rose Parade.


Electric Float, Portland Rose Festival in 1909.

            

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LUCKY LINDY HONORED ON THIS DAY IN 1927



Charles Lindbergh (left) was honored with a ticker-tape parade in
New York City
following his historic solo transatlantic flight.

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THE PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL IN 1912

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FIRST MACY PARADE WAS IN 1924

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An estimated 250,000 spectators attended the first parade.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been an annual event presented by the
retail store chain Macy’s since 1924. It is the second-oldest parade held in the U.S.
on Thanksgiving, along with Detroit’s America’s Thanksgiving Parade.The Macy’s
event has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952.

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