Float decorated as sailing ship The Golden Hind, with about seven students riding costumed as Sir Francis Drake and crew, with sign reading Golden Hind, Drake's Ship, Berendo Junior High, on coliseum track with audience in background
Float decorated as longboat with bird motif, carrying about six students in feather headdresses, some with oars, with sign reading Zuni Festival, Sixty-Eighth Street, on coliseum track, with audience in background
Related to Los Angeles Times article, June 6, 1925, “California the Golden” Notable Achievement, Spectacle of Schools Depicting History of State Acclaimed by Visiting Shriners. The public schools’ contribution to the Shrine entertainment, “California the Golden” … "The San Carlos," Van-Ness-avenue school ...
Noted Southern California sculptor Arnold Foerster created public sculpture mostly in bronze. He was born in Vienna and lived in Glendale from at least 1932 up to his death in 1943. Foerster is best-known for his statues of Ludwig van Beethoven (at Pershing Square), 1932; General Lafayette (at Lafayette Park), 1937; his collaborative role in the creation of the Astronomers Monument for the Griffith Park Observatory (which was his original concept and for which he engineered the 40 foot concrete obelisk), 1934; and his bronze bust of Griffith J. Griffith (for the Observatory), 1934. Los Angeles Times articles also mention bronze busts of Brahms and Father Juniperro, 1933; a three-times-life-size bust of Christ, 1934; and statues of Abraham Lincoln and Rasputin, seen in his studio.