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Stroll Down Memory Lane With Old-Timey Photos Of Rose Parades Past

The float 'Circus Memories' heads down the parade route during the 110th Annual Rose Parade. (Photo: Vince Bucci/AFP via Getty Images)
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For more than a century, the Rose Parade has delighted audiences across Southern California with its colorful, elaborate floats and fanfare.

The parade will celebrate its 131st year when floats being traveling through Pasadena at 8 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2020. This year's theme is "The Power Of Hope," and Rita Moreno, Gina Torres and Laurie Hernandez will serve as year's Grand Marshals. Moreno, Torres and Hernandez "represent three generations of Latina powerhouses," the Pasadena Star News reported.

In August, Laura Farber became the first Latina to be named president of the Tournament of Roses.

You can find out more about this year's parade route, street closures and more here.

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Ahead of the beloved New Year's tradition, we decided to take you on a stroll down memory lane. Here are photos from the Rose Parades past:


President-elect Nixon, left, and comedian Bob Hope, at the Rose Bowl where they watched the battle between Ohio State and USC, Jan. 1, 1969. (Photo: AP)

Theme: "Tall Tales and True"
Raymond A. Dorn, President
U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon, Grand Marshal
Margarethe Bertelson, Rose Queen


Baseball player Hank Aaron waves to the crowd as grand marshal of the 1975 Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, Jan. 1, 1975. Riding with him in the open car is his wife, Billye. (Photo: AP)

Theme: "Heritage of America"
Carl H. Hoelscher, President (deceased 3/24/74)
Paul G. Bryan, President
Henry L. "Hank" Aaron, Grand Marshal
Robin Carr, Rose Queen

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Actor Jimmy Stewart, grand marshal of the 93rd Tournament of Roses Parade, waves to the crowd as he's accompanied by his wife, Gloria, Jan. 1, 1982. (Photo:Reed Saxon/AP)

Theme: "Friends And Neighbors"
Harold E. Coombes Jr., President
Jimmy Stewart, Grand Marshall
Kathryn Potthast, Rose Queen


Zsa Zsa Gabor rides her Tennessee walking horse Silver Fox in the 101st Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 1, 1990. The appearance of the famous cop-slapper angered many spectators, who booed loudly as she rode by. (Photo: Douglas C. Pizac/AP)

Theme: "A World of Harmony"
Don W. Fedde, President
Senator John Glenn, Grand Marshal
Yasmine Delawari, Rose Queen


Kailey Zelek 9, left, Emily Parris 14, center, and Katie Dennis 10, sell 'Kermit the Frog' puppets to bystanders along the Rose Parade route in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 1996. Kermit the Frog is the first non-human to lead the event alone. (Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP)

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Left to right, supermodels Kathy Ireland, Vendela and Naomi Campbell wave to the crowd while riding on a float based on the children's fable, "Jack and the Beanstalk" during the 107th Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1, 1996. (Photo: John T. Barr/AFP via Getty Images)

Theme: "Kids' Laughter & Dreams"
W.H. Griest Jr., President
Kermit the Frog, Grand Marshal
Keli Hutchins, Rose Queen


The California State PTA 'The Field Trip' float makes its way down the parade route during the 108th Tournament of Roses Parade on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997. (Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo)

Theme: "Life's Shining Moments"
William S. Johnstone Jr., President
Carl Lewis, Grand Marshal
Shannon Miller, Grand Marshal
Jennifer Halferty, Rose Queen


The Florists' Transworld Delivery float, 'Mother's Day,' along with other floats and bands travel down the 110th Tournament of Roses Parade route on Jan. 1, 1999. (Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP)

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The four Grand Marshals of the 1999 Tournament of Roses Parade, from left: astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Ray Bartlett, lifelong friend of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, film producer and documentarian David Wolper and actress Shirley Temple Black. (Photo: Nick Ut/AP)

Theme: "Echoes of the Century"
Dick E. Ratli, President
Buzz Aldrin, Grand Marshal
Jackie Robinson, Grand Marshal (posthumously)
Shirley Temple Black, Grand Marshal
David L. Wolper, Grand Marshal
Christina Farrell, Rose Queen


The 2000 Tournament of Roses Royal Court poses for a photo during a ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999. Sophia Bush was crowned the 82nd Rose queen. (Photo: Nick Ut/AP)

Workers board up store windows on Dec. 31, 1999. Many of the shops and restuarants along the Tournament of Roses Parade route have either boarded up their windows or installed chain link fences in order to guard against looting. (Photo: Scott Nelson/AFP via Getty Images)

Three futuristic space travelers adorn the ARCO sponsored float entry 'Star Action 2000' during the 111th annual Rose Parade. (Photo: Scott Nelson/AFP via Getty Images)

Theme: "Celebrate 2000: Visions of the Future"
Kenneth H. Burrows, President
Roy E. Disney, Grand Marshal
Sophia Bush, Rose Queen


A giant motorcycle-riding Uncle Sam carries New York firemen, police, and military personnel in front of the Statue of Liberty on the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States float at the 113th Annual Rose Parade. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

Theme: "Good Times"
Ronald A. Okum, President
Regis Philbin, Grand Marshal
Caroline Hsu, Rose Queen


Grand Marshal Mickey Mouse rides in the 116th Tournament Of Roses Parade. (Photo: Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)

Theme: "Celebrate Family"
David M. Davis, President
Mickey Mouse, Grand Marshal
Ashley Moreno, Rose Queen


More than 200 members of the 'Star Wars' Stormtroopers 501st Legion practice marching during a rehearsal for the Tournament of Roses Parade on Dec. 28, 2006. (Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP)

Theme: "It's Magical"
Elizabeth Evans Wright, President
Sandra Day O'Connor, Grand Marshal
Camille Clark, Rose Queen


The University of Southern California cheerleaders perform at the 120th Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1, 2009. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Theme: "Hats Off to Entertainment"
Ronald H. Conzonire, President
Cloris Leachman, Grand Marshal
Courtney Lee, Rose Queen


Rose Queen Natalie Anne Innocenzi and her court the on the parade route during the 121st annual Tournment of Roses Parade on Jan. 1, 2010. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Theme: "2010: A Cut Above the Rest"
Gary J. DiSano, President
Capt. Chelsey B. Sullenberger III, Grand Marshal
Natalie Innocenzi, Rose Queen


Two parade workers clean the route during the 122nd annual Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1, 2011. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Theme: "Building Dreams, Friendship & Memories"
Jerey L. Throop, President
Paula Deen, Grand Marshal
Evanne Friedmann, Rose Queen


Members of Wells Fargo theme float 'Just Imagine...' move along Orange Grove Boulevard during the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade. (Photo: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP)

Musician Kenny G participates in the Rose Parade on Jan. 2, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Theme: "Just Imagine..."
Richard W. Jackson, President
J.R. Martinez, Grand Marshal
Drew Washington, Rose Queen


Parade Grand Marshal Vin Scully and wife Sandra Hunt attend the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1, 2014. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Theme: "Dreams Come True"
R. Scott Jenkins, President
Vin Scully, Grand Marshal
Ana Acosta, Rose Queen


The Disneyland Resort float is on display at the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1, 2016. (Photo: Scott Brinegar/Disneyland via Getty Images)

Theme: "Find Your Adventure"
Mike Matthiessen, President
Ken Burns, Grand Marshal
Erika Winter, Rose Queen


Members of the Escuela Secundaria Tecnica Industrial No. 3 Buhos Marching Band, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico participate in the 128th Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 2, 2017. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Theme: "Echoes of Success"
Brad Ratli, President
Janet Evans, Grand Marshal
Allyson Felix, Grand Marshal
Greg Louganis, Grand Marshal
Victoria Castellanos, Rose Queen


The Burbank Tournament of Roses Association float won the Founder Award at the 129th Rose Parade. (Photo: Michael Owen Baker/AP)

Theme: "Making a Difference"
Lance Tibbet, President
Gary Sinese, Grand Marshal
Isabella Marez, Rose Queen


Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal Chaka Khan waves during the 130th Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 2019. (Photo: Michael Owen Baker/AP)

The UPS Store float, 'Books Keep Us on Our Toes' and winner of the Sweepstakes Award, moves along the route in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Rose Parade. (Photo: Carlos Delgado/AP)

Theme: "The Melody of Life"
Gerald Freeny, President
Chaka Khan, Grand Marshal
Louise Siskel, Rose Queen