- The Rose Parade, also known as the Tournament of Roses Parade, is part of "America's New Year Celebration" held New Year's Day. It was used to showcase California’s mild winter weather, and encourage migration from the East and the Midwest. Early precursors to the parade had horse-drawn carriages covered in flowers, followed by foot races, polo matches, and a game of tug-of-war on the town lot. Upon seeing the scores of flowers on display, one professor decided to suggest the name "Tournament of Roses." The first official parade was in 1895.
- January 01, 1901
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Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection