During the next few years, the festival expanded to include marching bands and motorized floats. The games on the town lot (which was re-named Tournament Park in 1900) included ostrich races, bronco busting demonstrations and a race between a camel and an elephant (the elephant won). Reviewing stands were built along the parade route, and Eastern newspapers began to take notice of the event. In 1895, the Tournament of Roses Association was formed to take charge of the festival, which had grown too large for the Valley Hunt Club to handle. Members each year enter a carriage pulled by friesian horses with out riders.
The Valley Hunt Club continues to be located at 520 South Orange Grove Boulevard, CA 91105, which is the Formation Area of each year's Rose Parade and near Tournament House . While still a private social club, the Valley Hunt Club has become more inclusive in the twenty-first century. With the exception of the Wrigley Mansion, the current home of the Tournament of Roses Association, and the Bissell House, the mansions of midwestern magnates that once stood alongside the Club on Orange Grove Avenue have been replaced by condominium and apartment complexes.
All-State Football -- Bronco-Busting Twins Anchor East 2A Line -- Othello's Klingemans compete in rodeos besides football
Jun 19, 1999; Matt and Blake Klingeman, the massive twins who anchored Othello's powerful offensive and defensive lines last fall, have an odd...