Portland Rose Festival
Harry Lane was elected Mayor of Portland in 1905. During that time the Worlds Fair Opened in Portland on Thursday, June 1, 1905 and ran for four and one half months until October 15. It was officially called the Lewis and Clark Centennial and American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair. It was during this time Mayor Henry Lane declared "Portland needs a Festival of Roses." Roses were growing everywhere around the city; in private and public gardens, window boxes, and in parking strips. The Rose Festival began in 1907. By 1912, the Rose Festival and Parade became a popular annual event. The float pictured from 1935 Rose Festival Parade was sponsored by the Baptist Sunday Schools from in and around the city of Portland. The arrow in the picture on the left points to Miss Betty Hallgren. Mr. David Carlson was also riding on the float.
The pictures of the Sunday School Float were provided by Mrs. Dave Carlson. The pictures were taken during the Rose Parade on June 7, 1935.
O Come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make
a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
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