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Fillmore Flower Show Tradition Since 1919

Did you know that the Fillmore Flower Show has been a tradition since 1919? Even though there have been years that the flower show did not happen, like during war years and when there were not enough volunteers to hold the show, it has been a beloved event in Fillmore. The show this year on April 13 and 14 will celebrate 100 years of flowers.

Just for fun, here are some events that happened in the United States in 1919 other than the Fillmore Flower Show!

Woodrow Wilson was President of the United States

William Stephens was Governor of California

The 5th Rose Bowl, known at the time as the Tournament East-West Football Game, was played between the Mare Island Marines of California and the Great Lakes Navy from Great Lakes, Illinois

The 18th Amendment to the Constitution, Prohibition, went into effect

The Grand Canyon was established as a National Park

The University of California, Los Angeles was established

The US Congress approved the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed suffrage to women, and sent it to the states for ratification

The Black Sox Scandal

The Treaty of Versailles was signed to end WWI, but failed to be ratified by the Senate

Babe Ruth was traded to the New York Yankees

The Patterson Hardware Store at 362 Central Avenue was established. Harvey S. Patterson was the manager.

Make your own history by participating in the Fillmore Flower Show this year.


1919 to 2019 One Hundred Years Celebrating Flowers

Pictured above one of last years submission’s to the Fillmore Flower show. Photos courtesy Jan Lee.

Pictured above one of last years submission’s to the Fillmore Flower show. Photos courtesy Jan Lee.

Again this year, Fillmore residents, both young and old, will share the beauty of their gardens with the community. Plan to attend and participate in the Fillmore Flower Show on April 13 and 14, 2019.

First, a correction from the article last week and an apology to all baseball fans who know that it was the Boston Red Sox who traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in 1919.

As your garden begins to bloom and you think about what you might enter in the Flower Show, here are a few of the categories: Single stem cut roses, single stem cut iris, other single stem cut flowers, bouquets and arrangements. In other words, look around your garden, find a pretty bloom, cut it off and bring it to the Active Adult Center to enter the Fillmore Flower Show. It really is just that easy!

To quote from the Fillmore Herald, May 4, 1926, “the floral exhibits are always a magnet for lovers of seasonal blooms of all kinds which grow in such luxuriance here and in the country.” The rain we have enjoyed recently should produce lush, abundant flowers. The Civic Pride Committee has planned many special activities for the Flower Show this year. You will want to attend.