Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 32 "Vancouver, WA"
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Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 32 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 showing a woman in a silver Roman gladiator costume fighting a dragon with a sword. Three other women can be seen in matching golden Roman gladiator costumes on each of the corners of the float, one holds a purple ribbon. The side of the float reads "Vancouver Wash." On the front of the float is a yellow sign with the number 32 visible. 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 May 21, 1955.
Oregon Nikkei Endowment; Portland, Oregon
Courtesy of Frank C. Hirahara Collection, Oregon Nikkei Endowment
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