Quaker Oats’ entry wins the Grand Prize with a float showing Sinbad the Sailor. Chevrolet makes its debut in the parade and wins the President’s Trophy with a float depicting a soapbox derby.
“The city of Los Angeles depicts its future growth as a city of skyscrapers with this float, which was awarded the Queen's Trophy.”
|Jan. 2, 1959: Glendale’s float, “Adventures in Fantasy,” wins the Sweepstakes Prize in the Rose Parade.|