Portland Rose Festival Parade Float- "Hot Cross Buns"

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Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Color slide of the Bakers of Oregon Rose Festival Parade float as it drives 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.. On the float ride two women in pink dresses and white bonnets, and two young girls in blue dresses, one of the girls is holding a pink ribbon. The float has a brown house with a brick oven outside and some hot cross buns cooling on the ground between the girls (all made out of flowers). The side of the float reads "Bakers of Oregon" while the front is partly illegible but has the words "Hot Cross." 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 the donor processed on June 16, 1954.



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Oregon Nikkei Endowment; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Frank C. Hirahara Collection, Oregon Nikkei Endowment