Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 11 "Hiawatha"

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ddr-one-1-498 (ONLC 3322)

Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 11 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 of pink, white and blue flowers making a river and canoe. Inside the canoe are two riders dressed in Native American costumes. The side of the float reads "Hiawatha" the front of the float has writing that is illegible, a small yellow sign is visible with the number 11 on it. 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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Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

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