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Students dressed as nurses ride on a float in the Drake Relays Parade. The names of local hospitals are on the side of the float.

A float for the Des Moines Sunday Register in a Drake Relays Parade.

A float goes by the Iowa State Capitol in a Drake Relays Parade. The float represents all the great sporting events in America at the time: the Rose Bowl, the World Series, the Davis Cup, the Indy 500, and the Drake Relays.

Students smile over the edge of a float in a 1950s Drake Relays Parade.

Students ride a float reading the "Merry Go Round of Sports". On top of the merry-go-round it reads: " World Series" and "NCAA Basketball."

The Chattanooga Choo Choo makes an appearance in a 1950s Drake Relays Parade.

Unidentified students ride a float in a 1950s Drake Relays Parade. The float reads "There is Nothing Like a DAME". The Drake DAMEs were a women's organization on campus.

A float shaped like a sphinx in a Drake Relays Parade.

Floats in a Drake Relays Parade in the 1950s.

Students ride a float in a 1950s Drake Relays Parade that reads, "Every Body Comes to the Relays". The black tombstone reads "Texas A&M Shot Put 1952". This record is one the parade participants believed would be broken (or buried) that year.