Portland Rose Festival Parade Float- "Old Oregon Trail"

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Japanese American Museum of Oregon
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Frank C. Hirahara Collection

Color slide of a Rose Festival Parade float 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 of a covered wagon and red ox. The covered wagon has "Beaverton or Bust" written on its side in red flowers. A woman in a yellow dress sits inside the wagon; a man in a red shirt, red hat and black pants stands next to his ox. The side of the float reads "Old Oregon Trail." 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.



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Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

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