Princesses get B.G. history lesson
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Battle Ground — If anyone should know a little about the history of Battle Ground, you’d think it would be the Battle Ground Rose Princesses. During a meeting of the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington, the girls were given a pop quiz on Battle Ground’s history. The important fact? Battle Ground’s first float in the Portland Rose Parade was in 1955. It was to promote the Battle Ground Centennial, which was being held later that summer. Betty Linn Davenport presented the princesses with a reprint of the newspaper article in which Chief Umtuch’s grandson told the story of the events leading up to the naming of Battle Ground and the battle that never was. Davenport also showed them the tiara she wore as the Queen in Calico of the Battle Ground Centennial.