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PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL HISTORY

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Engine 26 Decorated for the Rose Festival Parade
Engine – 26 ready for the 1910 Portland Rose Festival Parade.

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Part of Portland’s popular culture for more than a century, the
Rose Festival has its roots in tradition while its programming
is both contemporary and nostalgic. Foresighted city leaders
started the festival during the first decade of the 20th Century
in order to put Portland on the map and brand it the ‘summer
capital of the world.’ Little did they know that more than a
hundred summers later the Rose Festival would be world
famous for its amazing, award-winning events, as well as
serving as a community leader for celebrating values like
volunteerism, patriotism and environmentalism. In 2010,
the Rose Festival was finally acknowledged as Portland’s
Official Festival by proclamation of the Council.

U. S. Cruiser Charleston at the 1907 Rose Festival
U.S. Cruiser Charleston at the 1907 Rose Festival.

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WORLD’S LARGEST PARADE STARTED IN 1924

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The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City,
the world’s largest
parade is presented by the department store
chain
Macy’s, started in 1924, tying it for the second-oldest
Thanksgiving parade in the United States with
America’s
Thanksgiving
Parade
in Detroit (with both parades being four
years younger than
Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade).
The three-hour
parade is held in
Manhattan, ending outside
Macy’s Herald Square, and takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m.
Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1953.
           



    
    
    
    
    
   
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IT’S PARADE DAY IN THE ROSE CITY!


Rose Festival Parade, NW corner of 10th & Madison, 1908.


Cadets marching in Portland’s Rose Festival parade, 1911.

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Portland, Oregon Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade in 1954.

(Oregon Historical Society)

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IT’S ROSE FESTIVAL PARADE DAY ~ 2017

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First Portland Rose Festival parade, SW 6th and Oak, 1907.


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

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Harry Lane (1855-1917) The 35th Mayor
of Portland,
Oregon (1905 – 1909)


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Portland Heights float.

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