Sepia Saturday provides an opportunity for genealogy bloggers to share their family history through photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt had me stumped for a while. I struggled a bit to find the perfect photo to fit with the sports theme.
Well, I have to give a big thank you to my Grandpa Debs Webster on this one. I found this awesome vintage postcard of The Rose Bowl from his scrapbook. It’s part of his collection of vintage postcards that look to be from the 1950’s. It may be one he and his family collected while on their way to Southern California after immigrating to the U.S. in 1952.
If you’re new to their story of immigration, you can check out the latest post here. (You will find more vintage postcards in my previous posts about their immigration story too.)
Here’s The Rose Bowl Vintage Postcard -
Just a few interesting historical facts about The Rose Bowl:
- January 1, 1923 – The stadium is named “The Rose Bowl” and is dedicated at the first New Year’s Day college football game held there. USC beat Penn State 14-3. The game was delayed more than an hour because Penn State’s team was stuck in traffic.
- 1932 – The Summer Olympics is held in Los Angeles with the cycling events taking place at The Rose Bowl.
- 1962 – The Rose Bowl game is the first college football game broadcast nationally in color.
- 1969 – Aluminum benches replace wooden benches.
- 2012 – In keeping with the “Tournament of Roses” tradition of not holding the game or Rose Parade on Sunday, the parade and game are held on Monday, January 2.
The following websites Rose Bowl History and Rose Bowl Stadium History were the sources for the previous interesting facts.
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