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He Marched in the Grand Floral Parade in 1925 and '26

I was born September 19, 1908, in Walla Walla, Washington. I graduated from Jefferson high school on June 11, 1926. The graduation exercises were held in the public auditorium in Portland.

I played in the high school band, and the band marched in the Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade in both 1925 and 1926. Our uniforms consisted of white starched duck pants, a white shirt and a blue and gold tie, which were the colors of the school.

Also the next day, June 12, five of us (four who were members of the graduating class) climbed Mt. Hood. This was done without any climbing clothes, a guide, or gear! I guess we just didn't realize the seriousness of the situation. That's youth for you!

~Louis J. Cowan