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The Battle Ground Rose Float was designed in 1955 by the Battle Ground High School marching band for Portland, Oregon’s Grand Floral Parade, which is held every year in June. Local residents who were part of the Battle Ground Rose Float boosters would encourage people to donate time and funds to the creation of the float each year.
The Battle Ground Rose Float is constructed and designed by volunteers, and every year a different theme is used. In 1959, that theme was “Lewis & Clark Expedition,” and the Battle Ground marching band took first place in the “Cities outside of Oregon under 5000” category. After the Grand Floral Parade is over, the Rose Float is used in the Harvest Days Parade in July in Battle Ground before being broken down. Once the float is deconstructed, its parts are moved to the Battle Ground Rose Float Museum.
History. (n.d.) Battle Ground Rose Float. Retrieved from http://battlegroundrosefloat.com/history/