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Joyce Rice marches past the Iowa State Capitol in a Drake Relays Parade.

Relays Queen Rachel Marie Nordberg of the University of Miami Ohio.

Relays Queen Emily Lou Bonham of North Texas State College in the Relays parade.

Glenn Cunningham at the 1953 Drake Relays. Cunningham won the 1935 Three-Quarter Mile Run for Kansas. Cunningham also won a silver medal in the 1,500-meter run at 1936 Olympics.

A float celebrates the 1955 Drake Relays.

An Unidentified student rides a float in the 1955 Drake Relays Parade.

The Pi Kappa Phi float goes by the Iowa State Capitol in the 1955 Drake Relays Parade.

Kenny Ploen of the University of Iowa was the MVP of the 1957 Rose Bowl. Here he rides as an honored guest in the 1957 Drake Relays Parade.

A float in the 1958 Drake Relays Parade celebrating the Russian satellite Sputnik I. The float reads: "Beginning of a New Era."

A Cinderella themed float goes by the Iowa State Capitol in the 1958 Drake Relays Parade.