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1953 Illinois State Society float

1953 Illinois State Society float

1953 Cherry Blossom Princess Katherine McVey rides in a Cinderalla coach drawn by six white horses on the Illinois State Society float for the 1953 Cherry Blossom Parade. The parade for the first several years was held on a week night on K Street, NW in the heart of the Washington, DC business district.

Katherine was born in Galesburg and grew up in Harvey, Illinois. She majored in journalsim at the University of Illinois where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta.

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