South Pasadena Tournament of Roses
The oldest self-built float in the rose parade
"A great American shield which slowly revolved had on one side a beautiful girl standing against a background of chrysanthemums and dressed in a blue gown. She was framed with sprays of gorgeous red roses. Other side of shield was red, white and blue."
"South Pasadena featured the seal of the City, mounted on a revolving disk. The seal was of calendulas, chrysanthemums and galex leaves with the slogan 'Ride with the Sun.'"
Columbia Hill Tennis Club
Cawston Ostrich Farm
The Tree Float
Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette
Rancho San Pasqual
“The Honeymoon.” Cupid sitting in a mass of roses steers the journey for two young lovers posed under a canopy of strung sweet peas. Source: The Pasadena Star-News and The Pasadena Post Tournament of Roses Annual Souvenir Book, New Years Day, 1937.
The city’s 1937 entry, “The Honeymoon,” depicting a young couple being ferried in a rowboat, won a special prize. Excerpt from The South Pas Float Story-2006 Official Souvenir “a History of Doing it Ourselves“ by Jim Taveres
"South Pasadena complimented her sister community with an old-fashioned ox cart loaded with thosands of colorful blossoms"