THE TRIP THROUGH MAYBELAND

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For many young Girl’s and Boy’s in the 1950’s the Christmas season
had officially arrived with the airing of “The Cinnamon Bear”. The
fifteen minute syndicated radio series was heard locally on KEX
between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. It chronicled the 
the adventures of Judy and Jimmy and their quest to find 
the missing Silver Star that belonged on the top of their
Christmas tree. They were aided in the search by Paddy 
O’Cinnamon who helped Judy and Jimmy get the star
back from the wicked Crazyquilt Dragon. The initial
broadcast of this program debuted in 1937. 
 

 

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HISTORY OF THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

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The first Thanksgiving day parade was in 1920 and was sponsored by
Gimbels Department Store in Philadelphia, Pa.

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The inaugural Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, originally known
as the Macy’s Christmas parade, was in 1924. Both professional
entertainers and store employees marched in the parade. The
huge helium balloons were  added in 1927. The parade was
cancelled from 1942 to 1944 due to World War ll. Floats
were used for the first time in 1969.

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                A  balloon in the  parade of 1929.

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The first Mickey Mouse balloon was introduced in the 1934
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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IT WILL CHANGE AGAIN!

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                    The sign in 1940.
white stag 
                  The change in 1959.
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   The sign was changed again in 1997.
Photos: Dismantling 'Made in Oregon' sign
A Portland landmark is about to change again. The
”Made in Oregon” sign will soon say,”Portland Oregon”.
Work began today to convert the sign by a target date of 
Friday, November 26th.

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