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Portland Rose Festival

Author: George R Miller
Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2013]
Series: Images of America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Database:WorldCat
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"At the end of the Lewis and Clark Exposition in 1905, the president of the Portland Street Fair and Carnival Association, E.W. Rowe, presented the idea of an annual festival to Portland mayor Harry Lane. From that idea came the first Rose Festival, called the Rose Carnival and Fiesta, held June 20-22, 1907. It was hailed as a huge success. 'There is no reason in the world why Portland should not hold a rose  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George R Miller
ISBN: 9780738596143 0738596140
OCLC Number: 820434640
Description: 127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1907-1918 : the budding years --
1919-1926 : let the good times roll! --
1927-1936 : the hardy rose --
1937-1945 : World War II--keep the home fires burning --
1946-1955 : the country booms, the festival blooms --
1956-1964 : lights, camera, action! --
1965-1975 : a younger, hipper festival --
1976-1983 : multicolored garden --
1984-2000 : zoom, zoom, zoom! --
2001-2012 : Rose Festival renaissance.
Series Title: Images of America.
Responsibility: George R. Miller and the Portland Rose Festival Foundation.

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"At the end of the Lewis and Clark Exposition in 1905, the president of the Portland Street Fair and Carnival Association, E.W. Rowe, presented the idea of an annual festival to Portland mayor Harry Lane. From that idea came the first Rose Festival, called the Rose Carnival and Fiesta, held June 20-22, 1907. It was hailed as a huge success. 'There is no reason in the world why Portland should not hold a rose festival every year,' remarked the Oregonian on June 21. 'Everyone will be happier and better all the rest of the year for the festival of roses.' From just a three-day event, the Rose Festival has expanded over the years to include many activities covering several months every spring and summer"--P. [4] of cover.

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