Sunflower Carnival

What is weirder? The fact that our ancestors dedicated a festival to the humble sunflower, or the fact that we don't?

In any case, here are some shots from the 1899 Sunflower Carnival Parade, Colorado Springs, Colorado, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

As always, click to enlarge.

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     Posted By: Paul - Tue May 12, 2009
     Category: Agriculture | Parades and Festivals | Political Correctness | Regionalism | Nineteenth Century





Comments
Don't be so presumptuous Paul. Lots of places have sunflower festivals, they are just usually small, local events.
Posted by Matt in Florida on 05/12/09 at 12:28 PM
Great pictures though.
Posted by Matt in Florida on 05/12/09 at 12:29 PM
some of those small town festivals are great fun. they make summer more enjoyable.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/12/09 at 05:18 PM
Is there a reason they don't hold that festival anymore? The great sunflower massacre of 1902, perhaps?
Posted by Nethie on 05/12/09 at 11:02 PM
'it was horrible! i looked out across the field and they were all beheaded.' 🐛
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/13/09 at 12:23 AM
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