California Indian Day was recognized in 1968 when California Tribal Leaders and then Governor Ronald Reagan declared the fourth Friday of September to be “California Native American Indian Day”. In 1998 it became an official state holiday by the passage of California State Assembly Bill AB 1953 making the 4th Friday in September "Native American Day”.
Described as a red sea monster in the Los Angeles Times parade review, the creature appears to be a lobster standing guard over "Captain Kid's Treasure Chest." The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the float in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard. The float, entered by the city of Ventura, was designed and constructed by nonprofessionals.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, May 1, 1933, Throng Honors Nation’s Chief, President’s Day Ceremony Draws Crowd of 50,000, Ten Thousand in Procession at Memorial Coliseum, Representatives of Many Countries Participate ... 2000 Boy Scouts swarmed down from the Coliseum stands to the field and massed in front of the speakers’ platform. They took their oath of allegiance while nearly 100 American and Scout flags bristled from their ranks to present a dazzling setting for their youthful gesture of national and Presidential esteem. …
Pomona's "Legend of King Arthur" float features Kenneth Boetcher drawing a sword from the magic anvil, covered in blue delphinium on the left side of the float. The float was photographed at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd..
View of the "California Raisin Day" float with an enthroned queen, Helen MacKenzie, in a lush garden of Easter lilies, daisies, gladioli and other flowers. The float, entered by the city of Fresno, is seen at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Orange Grove Blvd.
The "Egyptian barge" float is canopied with vines and flowers and features Martha Meserole as Queen of the Rose Maidens. "South Pasadena" appears in floral letters on the side of a float with a verdant hill covered by an awning and with girls in costume seated in a bower at the end. This was the first entry for the city of South Pasadena.
View of the "Anglo-American Friendship" float with the standards of the 2 countries and four visible float riders with one holding a tennis racket and another holding a ball. The float was entered by the Sons of St. George and is shown at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
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” … "Aztecs," Belmont High School ...
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” … "Java," Virgil Junior High School: a pagoda of marigolds ... Eight Javanese maidens ...
Miss Canada, Grant Donley, in skirt, sweater, and knitted hat, and Miss Mexico, Marianita Servin, in skirt, sleeveless blouse, and necklace, lighting explosive fuse to open Roosevelt Highway, with cut ribbons on ground, wide ribbon behind them, and uniformed officers and crowd, many waving hats, and hillside in background
American Green Cross tree conservation monument, figure of standing woman with arms outstretched in front of cross, on broken trees, on pedestal reading, in part, Help Save Our Trees, with model Verlyn Sumner seated on statue waving, American Green Cross president George Barnes and sculptor Frederick Willard Potter standing at base, with crowd in foreground and at left