In the late 19th Century, the residents of Colorado Springs celebrated the fertility of their thriving new city by festooning themselves and all manner of their conveyances with flowers. The Flower Parade marched the streets of downtown Colorado Springs from 1893 to 1912, when it was transformed into a more “Cowboys and Indians” type of affair that eventually became what we now know as the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo – go figure. In this video, Matt Mayberry, Director of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum takes us on the journey from flowers to road apples. Special thanks to the Pioneers Museum and the Denver Public Library for use of the photographs contained within the video.


One Response to Little London’s Flower Parade

  1. Tracy says:

    Let’s bring back the flower parade!


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