Saturday, June 07, 2008
1951 Rose Festival Parade Video Highlights
The 1951 Rose Festival Parade was held on June 8th. Grand Marshal was William Boyd (Hopalong Cassidy). The Rose Festival Queen was Gloria Krieger from Jefferson High School.
These highlights include William Boyd on horseback and you can see kids running out to get his autograph in the footage. Also included are the Queen's float, the Junior Court float, two marching bands (no sound on this 8 mm footage), and three floats including one from Hillsboro.
The footage was taken across the street from the Multnomah Hotel by C. M. Williams. The original digitized footage is better than this. Google video compression has introduced a fuzzy quality to the video.
Hope you enjoy the trip back 57 years to a time when the parade was a little more informal and local community centered than it is now.