Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

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The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California pg. 2

With the 2013 college football season about to begin, I thought this was the perfect time to share this fun vintage postcard with you.

This is a 1951 Curt Teich C.T. Art-Colortone vintage postcard showing The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Transcription from back of postcard:
     The scene of the annual East-West football championship, which is played on New Year's Day. Each year the Tournament of Roses Association invites the western university whose team has made the most outstanding record during the season. The university in turn invites its opponent of similar standing from the East. This game has become a national classic. Over 100,000 football enthusiasts crowd this immense stadium.
     Of interest to the visitors are the 5,000 beautiful rose bushes, some 157 varieties, that encircle the stadium.
Thanks for stopping by!

© 2013 Copyright by Jana Last


  1. 5000 rose bushes! Wow!! It must've taken an army to care for them.

    1. Haha! Ya, imagine all of the dead-heading they had to do to keep them looking pretty.


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