Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 22 "Pacific Telephone"

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Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 22 driving down SW Third Ave in front of a large crowd gathered outside a Signal gas station and San Francisco Tailor, behind the Signal gas station is the old Multnomah Hotel. The float is made of red and black flowers, with two young girls dressed as a Native Americans. One is sitting on top of a arch of red flowers holding a blue ribbon, the other girl is riding in the front waving to the crowd at her feet is a yellow sign with the number 22 on it. Side of the float reads "Pacific Telephone." The Portland Rose Festival Parade is an annual event in which floats are made out of flowers and paraded down the streets of Portland. According to donor processed on July 3, 1952.



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Oregon Nikkei Endowment; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Frank C. Hirahara Collection, Oregon Nikkei Endowment