One of the more spectacular entries of the 1931 Apple Blossom Festival parade was from Leavenworth, featuring a winter sports theme. The float, with a miniature replica of the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club house at its base, showed a ski jump with frost-covered trees at the side and at the foot of the slide. The float won the grand sweepstakes award. The float is passing by the Griggs Building at 30 N. Wenatchee Ave., travelling south - the opposite direction the parade takes now. It was built 30 years earlier by Captain Alexander Griggs who operated the Wenatchee Steamboat Company. At right is the Cascadian Hotel, the tallest building in Wenatchee. It was built just two years before this photograph was taken.

The Griggs and Cascadian Hotel buildings still stand in this current photograph taken on April 7, 2022.

Don Seabrook: (509)661-5225

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I was born in Wenatchee, went to Eastmont High School, graduated from the University of Washington with a communications degree in journalism. I have a wife and three children.

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