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IT BEGAN AS THE ‘’FESTIVAL OF ROSES”


Rose Festival Parade at NW corner of 10th & Madison in Portland, Oregon (1908).

In 1905, when Portland Mayor Harry Lane addressed a crowd at
the
Lewis and Clark Exposition, one memorable phrase emerged
from his otherwise-forgotten speech. Lane, who served as mayor
from 1905 to 1909, told the audience that Portland needed an
annual "festival of roses."

Two years later, Portland hosted its first Rose Festival, and in
1908 local businessmen, including
C.E.S. Wood, organized the
Portland Rose Festival as a nonprofit civic organization (now
called the Portland Rose Festival Foundation) to plan and fund
the annual event.
(From The Oregon Historical Society)


Harry Lane (1855 – 1917)


Portland Rose Festival float entry in 1910.


The Rosarians made their first appearance at the 1912 Rose Festival, wearing their signature white wool suits and straw
hats.

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NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (right) 
and City Supervisor Harvey Milk (left), a gay-rights activist, were
shot to death inside City Hall by Dan White, a former supervisor.

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Daniel James White.

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San Francisco got its first female mayor as City
Supervisor Dianne Feinstein (above) was named
to replace the assassinated George Moscone.

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On this day in 1973, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R.
Ford (left) as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T.
Agnew (below).

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Spiro Agnew resigns the vice presidency
amid accusations of income tax evasion.

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Vice President Gerald R. Ford (left) and President Richard M. Nixon.

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A POLITICAL CAREER ON THIS DAY IN 1988

Sonny Bono being sworn in as Palm Springs Mayor on April 19, 1988.
Sonny Bono being sworn in as the Mayor of Palm Springs, CA.

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Sonny Bono served four years as Mayor of Palm Springs from
1988 to 1992. He
was instrumental in spearheading the creation
of the
Palm Springs International Film Festival, which is held
each year in Bono’s memory. Sonny Bono was also elected
congressman for California’s 44th district from 1995 until his
death in 1998.

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