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Florida Float in Fiesta Parade …

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Fiesta 1959_Florida Float with Oranges_SFW_11 Dec 12

This is the state of Florida’s float in the 1959 Fiesta of Five Flags Parade.  I wonder whose bright idea it was to dress up a bunch of ten year olds as oranges  and have them march 3 or 4 miles up and down Palafox Street  in 100 degree heat.  The state must have been broke back in 1959, also.  Tallahassee  could not even spring for a car to tow the float, so they just got a couple of Boy Scouts to pull the float!  If anyone remembers any of this, please let us hear from you … especially if you might have been one of the oranges walking up and Palafox Street or one of the Boy Scouts.  If those Scouts did not get a towing merit badge out of this, they were robbed!  Thanks for looking … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

December 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm

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