The Port Orford Jubilee was originally formed in the early 1900’s and previously called “The Agate Festival.” Many years later it became the Port Orford Jubilee and has operated under that name for close to 50 years. The above photo of “The Famous Battle Rock” float was taken in 1959 which was the year of the first ever Port Orford Parade (which was also the year of Oregon’s Centennial as it was founded in 1859).
Port Orford (South End) on the 4th of July, c1940. Highway 101 and his Touring Menagerie — Pritchett, Colorado.
A float during the 1959 Port Orford Jubilee celebrating the famous Battle Rock. In the past, The battle of “Battle Rock” was reenacted each 4th of July as part of the Port Orford’s Jubilee Celebration. It is no longer the practice today.(Photo: David Falconer)
Port Orford (South End) on the 4th of July, 1973. Location: Highway 101 6th and Jackson.
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