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  1. #1
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    Default Rose Parade and the Fox Valley Hunt Club

    I thought I heard the parade announcers say that the Rose Parade began a bajillion years ago when the Fox Valley Hunt dressed up their horses and a buggy and drove/rode around Pasadena. Any truth to this? Maybe I heard wrong because I didn't see anything about that when I googled it.
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    Valley Hunt Club, not Fox Valley Hunt Club.
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    Okay, so you've proved I didn't hear what I thought I heard. Does this mean the "valley" club didn't start the parade way back when?
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    Yes, the Valley HC did start the parade.

    http://www.tournamentofroses.com/The...oseParade.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gestalt View Post
    Okay, so you've proved I didn't hear what I thought I heard. Does this mean the "valley" club didn't start the parade way back when?
    You heard right, just not the Fox part.

    And there is no hunting involved.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2004/sep/18/local/me-club18
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    I may be wrong, but based on my observation, not one equestrian unit wore helmets. Not one. Brain soup anyone?



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    they'd probably have to put flowers on them...



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