Friday, January 1, 2010

The 1966 Rose Parade - Part 7

What happened to Part 1 through 6 did you ask? Well, I posted a six part series last year covering the 1966 Rose Parade. Walt Disney was the grand marshal and the parade's theme was "It's A Small World." I had withheld some of the parade photos for one reason or another, but I am going to go ahead and post those year later. Better late than never! Before we get to the floats, here is the official program for the parade.

The first entry for today is entitled, "Big Sky Country" and is from the State of Montana.

This float is for American Field Service and is from the City of San Gabriel, California.

Here is Kern County's entry, "California's Golden Empire."

The next float has a very long title...."St. Paul Winter Carnival - Land of Blue Sky Waters Salutes Sao Paulo."

This entry from the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West is entitled, "It's The Small Things That Count" and features Smokey The Bear.

And what about the bands? Well, here's the UCLA band......

...and here's a close up of Michigan State's band. UCLA and Michigan were playing in the Rose Bowl that year.

Last up from this series is a shot of the Long Beach Mounted Police.

If you would like to view the rest of the 1966 Rose Parade, including photos of Walt Disney as Grand Marshal, Fess Parker as Davy Crockett, and the Walt Disney Studios/Burbank float, click here: (Link)
Happy 2010 to everyone!


Dan Alexander said...

Pretty! Darn it, I forgot to watch the parade today. I remember when they did a Tower of Terror float for DCA--that was neat!

outsidetheberm said...

Nice job!

Happy New Year!