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June 2001 Vol. XXX No. 9
Thursday, June 14 @ 7:00 p.m.
LHG Meeting, Carnegie Bldg.
Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15
Livermore Art Association Art Under the Oaks at Alden Lane Nursery. Two days of art demonstrations, displays, and sales. I I a.m. to 4 p.m.
This year's annual auction brought in more than $5,000 again! Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this all possible. Special thanks to our auctioneer Lynn Owens.
Summer hours for Carnegie Bldg: Beginning June 1, 10-30 to 3 p.m. Wed. thru Sunday. Also open Thursday nights during Farmers Market so stop by and visit while shopping for fruit and vegetables!
Come see the Livermore lightbulb T-shirts! On sale at the Carnegie Bldg., available in 2 different styles. Come to the Lightbulb celebration Friday, June 8 at East Ave. fire station, 5-7 p.m. Adults $3, children under 12 $1.
On sale beginning June 1 is The Morning Side of Mount Diablo by Anne Marshall Homan, This book is an illustrated account of the San Francisco Bay Area's historic Morgan Territory Road. Great gift for a history buff! $28.50 plus tax. Anne Homan will also do a Book Talk for Friends of the Livermore Public Library on Friday, June 8th at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Library.
Excerpted from Livermore Herald, June 15
1934 Largest Parade in Rodeo History
Opening Event of Celebration Attracted Participants From All Central California.
The West that was mingled with the West that is in a spectacular four-mile parade to open the celebration Saturday morning. Under the direction of Dr. F.L. Herrick,.the 1934 parade far exceeded all past pageants in both size and scope.
Sheriff Harvey Odell of San Joaquin county headed the procession with sheriffs and mayors riding on horseback or in stages as his official escort. Behind them came the Livermore Band, resplendent in cowboy outfits, featuring gorgeous blue shirts. The Port of Stockton offered an ocean liner, ploughing through mechanical waves.
The Oakland American Legion drum and bugle corps rumbled and blew a pathway for old vehicles carrying Livermore city councilmen and Alameda county supervisors and the Livermore high school and followed the old log wagon, drawn by plodding oxen. Then came the Livermore Chamber of Commerce stage and a group of old Fills, and the State Board of Equalization marching forty-two strong.
Indians in colorful ceremonial costumes, brought here by the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, preceded a real roundup group, Leo Wilson of Contra Costa county leading a delegation of mounted riders and an old chuck wagon. Sanmmy Garrett and Tillie Bowman rode abreast on their beautiful horses. G.L. Montgomery of Gilroy drove the stage on which his father, "Buck" Montgomery, pioneer Wells Fargo messenger, had been shot in a Trinity county holdup.
Coughlan's Beer Garden presented a palm-covered float on which beer flowed merrily. A bright red auto, loaded with youthful cowboys preceded a man on 20 foot stilts.

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Boy Scouts marched while the Eagles' Cowboy Drum Corps, sun flashing from golden shirts and white trousers, rumbled snappy beats. Colors waved as veterans' organizations and Boy Scout troops massed their flags.

Gilroy's 80-piece State championship school band received a hearty ovation and more Boy Scouts, from all over the county, marched in groups. Angels Camp presented its famous Miners' Band, headed by General Grant, champion of the frog jumping contest, held last month. Splits of golden Livermore wine were distributed from a Cresta Blanca winery float,

Then came a section of pioneer vehicles, representing various Livermore organizations, loaded with members attired in old costumes. The Business & Professional Women's Club, Native Daughters, American Legion Auxiliary, Improvement Club, Pocahontas, and Young Ladies' Institute rode in ancient rigs. Covered wagons represented the American Legion, the Native Sons, and the Coast Manufacturing& Supply Company.

Foresters danced an old hoe down on a special float. The Livermore Yacht Club presented a speedboat. Anderson Motors showed the Rodeo grounds in miniature. Hagstrom's Food Stores entries ranged from a tiny pony wagon to a huge truck and trailer. Livermore Lions offered an elaborate '49 float.

Colors of American Legion and 40 and 8 posts preceded the famous train of the veteran funmakers. Forty Oakland boys and girls, forming an accordion band, played in unison. Huge blocks of ice, in which several varieties of fish had been frozen, adorned a truck The Richmond Eagles' Drum Corps roared.

Junior Traffic Reserve officers went on parade, headed by the Livermore Grammar School unit, carrying a huge

American flag. Behind them marched groups from St. Michael's School, Mt. Eden, Ashland, Pleasanton, and Alameda. Craft's Calliope preceded a float bearing dancing and singing negroes. Howard Lefever's old Buick was followed by a float entered by John F. Dondero on which alive mountain lion stalked.

Hayward presented its grammar school band, followed by a marching group from Livermore Circle, Druids, and a platoon of California Grays, Niles was represented by decorated autos, cowboys and cowgirls, a covered wagon, and the jackass polo team.

Martinez' high school band headed a Contra Costa county delegation of autos and cowboys and cowgirls

Chief Hosecart uttered words of wisdom from the rear of the Livermore fire department hook and ladder. R. A. Hansen piloted his 1907 Stevens Duryea, crowded with his "family" in costumes appropriate to the car. A beer float was followed by Hayward Rodeo horses and freak autos Centerville Lions presented a decorated auto, followed by a string of cars representing the forthcoming Washington Township fair, the Centerville cowboy band, and the Alvarado cowboy club.

San Leandro appeared in force, with its high school band, along line of cars carrying city officials and flower show boosters, and afire engine.

Pleasanton, too, formed a complete division with high school band, float, afire department entry which had been purchased from Livermore in 1889, entries representing the Lions Club, Alisal Improvement Club, and Junior chamber of commerce, and a group of riders.

The pony division headed a huge group of cowboys and cowgirls, gathered here from all over the State.


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