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Beautiful floats were part of the Floral Pageant.
FLORAL PAGEANT. Grand parade during the Iowa Prosperity Celebration. The Floral Pageant, part of Dubuque Day, occurred on October 4, 1916. Beginning at 2:00 p.m., the parade featured ten floats carrying the celebration queens and their retinues. Four bands played and scores of brightly decorated automobiles entertained a crowd described as the largest ever to witness a parade in Dubuque.

A prize of seventy-five dollars was awarded to Mrs. George Myers whose car and its wheels were completely festooned in white flowers. The Moose Lodge entry, winner of the second place twenty-five dollar prize, featured a moose head mounted on the automobile's grille. (Photo Courtesy: http://www.dubuquepostcards.com)