Portland Rose Festival, Oregon (Images of America Series)

Portland Rose Festival, Oregon (Images of America Series)

by George R. Miller, the Portland Rose Festival Foundation
     
 

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

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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." And indeed, that has been the case. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738596143
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/29/2013
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,384,411
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 6.38(h) x 0.40(d)

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