Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 11 "Goin' Fishin'"

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Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 11 driving down W Burnside in front of a crowd gathered outside the Noon Bag Company building. On the side of the building is an advertisement for San Juan Slacks. The Grant Hotel is visible in the background. The float depicts a child using a large fishing rod made of yellow flowers, to reel in a large fish made of pink flowers. The front of the float reads "Goin' Fishin' " in pink flowers, a small yellow sign is visible with number 11 on it. The side of the float reads "Vancouver Wash" in white flowers. Marching behind the float are the Stockaders from Vancouver, Washington dressed in coonskin hats. 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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Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Frank C. Hirahara Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon