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Posted 03/22/2016   9:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Minor Parades & Events {US}

I love the minor parades & events that dot the civic landscape.

http://www.rosefestival.org/event/g...loral-parade ... The Grand Floral Parade is The Prized Centerpiece of the Rose Festival ...

... and, best of all, its got its own postcard!

PS: this is not the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena!

Q/ Any other postcards of Minor Parades & Events {US} out there?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey



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Posted 05/01/2016   12:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
But since you mention it, here's a scene from the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, circa 1908.

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Nice card GregAlex! According to Wikipedia, the first Tournament of Roses parade was held in 1890, with the first associated football game being in 1902. In the early 1900s there was a race between a camel and an elephant as a part of the festivities. The elephant won. In these early days, there were also Tournament of Roses ostrich races.
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Found another card that qualifies for this topic. Here's an electric float from the parade of the 33rd Triennial Conclave of the Knights Templar in Los Angeles. Doesn't that sound auspicious? And it comes with a nice slogan cancellation for the the 1916 Panama-California Int'l Expo -- that was the second year of that fair.



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ikeyPikey,
Can you show us the Asbury Park postcard you spoke of on the "I Love Stamps" RIP, thread, "I was dianosed with Lung Cancer today". This spot in California was in the early days the very spot that great music came to be. This as many of you know was the stomping ground of "The Grateful Dead" and Jerry Garcia back in the day.. I have been to a dozen live shows. In regards to festivals, these are some of the greatest and most peaceful in history.
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rlmstamps2012: That would have been Asbury Park NJ, which was ILS' stamping grounds.

Came across a great rows-of-cheesecake (beauty contest) Asbury Park NJ postcard last week, but didn't have anyone to buy it for, so I let it go.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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My error, 710 Ashbury St. San Francisco Ca. 1967 drug bust!
Haight Ashbury. Grateful Dead.
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I turned up a very early card of the first event posted in this thread -- the Portland Rose Festival. The first parade was in 1907, I think, so this card may show the very first one. The Forestry Building in the background was a remnant of the 1905 World's Fair.

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Well-spotted, GregAlex!
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