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Photos shared by JoAn Burdick Gottlieb 1950 was a banner year for Halloween festivities in Anaheim.  The Chamber of Commerce went all out in promoting not only the Miss Slick contest (originally established in 1947) but also candidates for the “Festival Queen”.

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As told by Anaheim Legend, JoAn Burdick Gottlieb: The year was 1950 and I was going to Anaheim High School – The AHS band was set to be the first to open the Halloween Parade and I was excited to be twirling my baton while leading the way.

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Thanks to the scrapbooking heroics of JoAn Burdick Gottlieb, we’re please to share with you here the eight-act (!!!) synposis of 1947’s “Spectactular Hallowe’en Pageant-Parade”.    

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1949’s Halloween Parade was the 26th pageant…and, for the first time, featured inflatible entries.

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Anaheim Public Library’s Heritage Center holds treasures that reflect our hometown’s culture and community.  Admirably curated and heroically guarded by our hero Jane Newell and her dedicated fellow historians,

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Submitted by Tom Kupfrian My earliest recollection of the Halloween Festival is when my daughter won best costume in her age group (she was dressed as a Capri Sun juice box) back in 2000 and I joined her on a float with the other winners of the costume contest. We sat on hay bales on […]

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Submitted by Dinah Torgerson My shared memory is family related. It was 1997 or 1998, and both of our kids, Christie in 2nd grade and Nick in 7th grade, were scheduled to be in the parade.

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Submitted by Dinah & Larry Torgerson Larry and I have been announcing the parade on Broadway for several years. We love doing it, and enjoy establishing camaraderie with those watching along our section of the parade.

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Shared by Deb Vidana As published in Anaheim High School’s “Hi” magazine from 1953, an example that the parade has always enjoyed enourmous support from and participation by Anaheim’s first and for-a-long-time only High School.  

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Submitted by Debora Montoya I grew up in Anaheim and I always loved Halloween, I would go downtown and look at the paintings on the windows of the stores.  In 1964 my Uncle was in the parade and my family was so excited to see him.  My Uncle was Odra Chandler he was the Mayor […]

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