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George Miller Authors Book About Rose Festival

George R. Miller, faculty member in the Department of Science & Mathematics, co-authored Portland Rose Festival, a pictorial history of the festival's first century, published April 2013.

Part of Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series, the book features more than 200 vintage images and provides readers the opportunity to reconnect with the festival's history.

At the end of the Lewis and Clark Exposition in 1905, the president of the Portland Street Fair and Carnival Association, E.W. Rowe, presented the idea of an annual festival to Portland mayor Harry Lane. From that idea came the first Rose Festival called the Rose Carnival and Fiesta. It was held June 20-22, 1907 and hailed as a huge success. "There is no reason in the world why Portland should not hold a rose festival every year," remarked the Oregonian on June 21. "Everyone will be happier and better all the rest of the year for the festival of roses." From just a three-day event, the Rose Festival has expanded over the years to include many activities covering several months every spring and summer.

George R. Miller is a meteorologist by trade. He has authored two books on Pacific Northwest weather in addition to authoring or co-authoring previous Arcadia titles, Images of America: Gresham and Images of America: Kelso. The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is the governing body that oversees all the Rose Festival events.

Miller will be signing books at:

Powell's Books
Saturday, May 4 at 4 p.m.
Featuring actors from the festival's Living History Program

Macy's in downtown Portland
Thursday, May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

 

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