Joan Merriam Smith successfully completed her around the world solo flight on May 12, 1964 in her plane named "The City of Long Beach." She received the 1964 Harmon Trophy as outstanding aviator. Unfortunately less than a year later she was killed in an airplane accident in California.
Jimmy Demaret, in slacks and striped shirt, accepting check from Norman Chandler, in suit and tie, with Harold McSpaden, in textured shirt and slacks, looking on, with crowd, railing, and umbrella in background, triangular flags overhead, and microphones in foreground
An unidentified woman speaking into a microphone, James A. Wilson (center, left), member of the Native Sons of the Golden West, and another man holding up a U. S. flag, and two other men holding up a California State flag at the dedication ceremony for the Santa Barbara Courthouse. Ceremony participants are seated on folding chairs and the courthouse entrance is behind them. Observers look down from the balcony above.
The "Poinsettia Sea Serpent" float was designed and made by the students of Ventura Junior College and entered by the city of Ventura. The float was 60 feet long and required 2 trucks. The dragon's eyes rolled and its tongue darted in and out as it opened and closed its mouth.
Pan (Adrian Massa) seated on a hill with a foliate wilderness behind him and a field and a shepherd seated on a rock at the front. A little boy is perched at the top of the wilderness area at the back. The float was entered by the city of Monrovia and is seen at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd.
Two oxen pulling a cart with a canopy carrying passengers in the parade of the Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara. The ox driver carries a long pole and is dressed in white garments and has long, unruly hair.
View of Dorothy Edwards, queen of the tournament, seated on a floral butterfly throne beneath a floral canopy with her fairy attendants Eleanor Braden, Joyce Dunkerly, Norma Hassler and Jeanne Thomson.
"Fiesta de las Rosa" float with a woman holding the ribbon reigns of a large bird and seated on a throne situated at the end of a large horn of plenty. Two other young women are seated on the float. The float was entered by the city of San Jose.
The "Enchanted Lands" float features a large floral replica of the California Building (a Spanish Colonial building designed for the by architect Bertram Goodhue for the 1915-1917 Panama–California Exposition held in San Diego to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal) with a bell tower and dome reproduced with yellow, white and bronze chrysanthemums. A sign on the side of the float reads "San Diego, World Exposition City, 1935." On the visible corners of the float are float riders in costume with decorations featuring (L to R) a Spanish-American mission, a Chinese bridge, and a South Seas palm. The Goodhue Flagpole at the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. is visible behind the float.
The "Fountain of Youth" features a central fountain formed of a delicate spray of blossoms with a youth in the center (Dick Osborn), in the center of a gathering of little girls riding herons (Nancy Noll, Marian Marshall, Barbara May Fields, Harriet Rich and Donna Jean Daggett) with one young outwalker in view.
Stagecoach pulled by a team of 4 horses with passengers departing Los Angeles for the 2-day journey to the Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara, where they were to participate in the parade and deliver an invitation to the Los Angeles World Congress of Rough Riders and Rodeo. On top of the coach are Jose Arias and his celebrated Mexican orchestra (Jose Arias Troubadours) playing guitars and a mandolin. The driver is Buster Trow (silent Westerns actor). Inside the coach Miss Irene Tillinghast, left (of the Los Angeles Museum of History and Science); and Orpha Klinker, right (California artist) are visible. "U.S. Mail" and "Louisville and ..." are painted on the stagecoach. A streetcar is visible behind the stagecoach.