‘Happiness is . . .’ the 1974 Rose Parade

#‎TBT‬ for the New Year! Here is a rendering of the ‪#‎CityofHope‬ ‪#‎RoseParade‬ float that appeared in 1974. This image was pulled from the City of Hope Archives from “Scope,” the employee newsletter. Did anyone see this float in person or help to construct it? According to the newsletter “City of Hope employees [were] welcome to volunteer. No experience needed.”


“‘Happiness is . . .’ having the City of Hope privileged to participate with the City of Duarte and the Duarte Chamber of Commerce in the 1974 Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day. The theme of the 1974 parade – ‘Happiness Is . . .’ – was inspired by Charles Schulz, the creator of ‘Peanuts,’ who will serve as Grand Marshal. . . . Riding on the float will be Queen Peggy Curatola, a freshman at Citrus College, who was recently elected Miss Duarte, and her princesses, Sheryl Sacket and Linda Fracassa, both students at Duarte High School.” Scope vol. 11 no. 7, October, 1973 Retrieved from the City of Hope Archive

The City of Hope float from this year’s parade, “Find Your Adventure” can be seen below:

Embed from Getty Images

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