1962 Portland Junior Rose Parade

1962 Junior Rose Parade in Portland, Oregon.
The theme that year was "A Parade of Firsts".
From the first elephant (Packy) to the first man in space. Includes Heck Harper and a sea of Schwinn bicycles..hope you enjoy!

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Heck's niece in MD says ... on Wednesday, Nov 5 at 5:44 PM

His horse's name was Jody, I think.

James Mason says ... on Wednesday, Oct 29 at 9:12 AM

What was the name of Heck Harper's horse?

Judy says ... on Wednesday, Jun 4 at 5:28 PM

I have never thought the idea of labeling your spot for watching the parade was appropriate. Part of the fun was going early, visiting with relatives and trying to be the first to see the parade coming. It was probably a 2 hour wait but well worth.

JC says ... on Sunday, May 18 at 12:04 AM

That was fun to watch and I usually dont like parades. Thanks for posting.... some great memories for me. Two thumbs up for you!!!

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