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Dynamic Chiropractic – January 2, 1995, Vol. 13, Issue 01

The 1995 Official Souvenir Parade Program

By Editorial Staff
1995 Rose Queen Aliya Haque with Grand Marshall Chi Chi Rodriquez.

The chiropractic centennial float will be #86 in the "order of march." The souvenir parade program tells readers: "Celebrating a century of chiropractic care, 'A Salute to America's Finest,' features athletes from around the world.

A 40-foot-tall eagle majestically spreads its wings as a powerful symbol of excellence."

The Rose Parade -- Celebrating Chiropractic's Centennial

The Jan. 2, 1995 issue of "DC" coincides with the an historic day for chiropractic: the first chiropractic float in the 106 years of the Rose Parade.

If all began on new year's day in 1890 with the members of Pasadena's Valley Hunt Club, mostly former residents of the East Coast. They found the magnificent "winter" weather of new year's day in Southern California was a perfect excuse for a day of picnicking and sports. Some 2,000 celebrants witnessed ostrich, chariot, elephant and camel races, tugs of war, jousts, and a score of other off-beat contests.

The Rose Bowl Game didn't begin until 1902, with Stanford drubbing Michigan 49-0. The rout led officials to suspend the bowl until 1916. Since 1946, the Rose Bowl Game has matched the champions of the Big Ten and the Pac-10.

This year's parade celebrates is "Sports -- Quest for Excellence," and thus all the 110 participating floats have a sports theme. Chiropractic's float will feature notable sports figures along for the ride on chiropractic's centennial float. The Grand Marshall for the parade will be golfing's beloved Chi Chi Rodriguez. Over the course of his 26-year PGA career, he posted eight tour victories; on the Senior PGA Tour the past eight years, he has 22 wins.

If you like to get your own souvenir parade program, that features picture of all the floats and a detailed history of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl, call (800) 367-7299.

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