Since 1892, South Pasadena has entered a self-build “float” in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Our city also has the distinction of having not one, not two, but THREE floats entered at the same time in the parade.
During the early 20th century (over 30 years), South Pasadena had three floats in the parade from:
South Pasadena – since 1892
Raymond Hotel – 1892-1894, and 1902-1931
Cawston Ostrich Farm – 1898-1933
During the 1920s, South Pasadena city entries are box-like floats about the size of a luxury SUV.
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During the 1930s, our city floats begin to appear as they do today.
Throwback Thursday is written and produced by Rick Thomas