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Below is a list of tour stops for the PARADE OF PROGRESS for 1953 through 1956. Many people have asked us when the Parade was in their town and our thanks to Jim Gentzell for providing the list.

CITY

STOP

ARRIVAL DATE

HOTEL

SHOW SITE

Lexington, KY

1

Apr 15, 1953

Phoenix

U of K Campus

Frankfort, KY

2

Apr 30, 1953

Capital & Southern

Athletic Field

Dayton, OH

3

May 7, 1953

Biltmore

Fairgrounds

Columbus, OH

4

May 26, 1953

Neil House

OSU Campus

Cincinnati, OH

5

Jun 4, 1953

Netherland Plaza

Lunken Airport

Anderson, IN

6

Jun 12, 1953

Anderson

Athletic Park

Indianapolis, IN

7

Jun 23, 1953

Lincoln

State Fairgrounds

Kokomo, IN

8

Jul 1, 1953

Frances & Courtland

HS Athletic Field

Battle Creek, MI

9

Jul 8, 1953

Hart

Bailey Park

Grand Rapids, MI

10

Jul 14, 1953

Morton House

John Ball Park

Lansing, MI

11

Jul 23, 1953

Olds

Sexton HS Campus

Saginaw, MI

12

Aug 4, 1953

Bancroft

Fairgrounds

Flint, MI

13

Aug 12, 1953

Durant

IMA Athletic Park

Pontiac, MI

14

Aug 25, 1953

Waldron & Pontiac

Washington HS

Detroit, MI

15

Sep 2, 1953

Park Shelton

State Fairgrounds

Sandusky, OH

16

Sep 15, 1953

Rieger

New Departure

Cleveland, OH

17

Sep 23, 1953

Hollenden

Edgewater Park

Warren, OH

18

Oct 6, 1953

Town & Country

Perkins Park

Pittsburgh, PA

19

Oct 13, 1953

Roosevelt

Golden Triangle

Wheeling, WV

20

Oct 22, 1953

McLure

Bridge Park

Huntington, WV

21

Oct 28, 1953

Frederick

St Cloud Commons

Charleston, WV

22

Nov 5, 1953

Daniel Boone

Morris-Harvey College

Roanoke, VA

23

Nov 11, 1953

Roanoke

South Roanoke Park

Winston-Salem, NC

24

Nov 20, 1953

Robert E Lee

Hanes Park

Charlotte, NC

25

Nov 27, 1953

Barringer

Independence Park

Columbia, SC

26

Dec 3, 1953

Wade Hampton

Melton Field

Augusta, GA

27

Dec 10, 1953

Richmond

Allen Park

Atlanta, GA

Dec 16, 1953

Dinkler Plaza

(Rehabilitation)

Columbus, GA

28

Jan 5, 1954

Ralston

Wildwood Playground

Tallahassee, FL

29

Jan 12, 1954

Floridan

Campbell Stadium

Gainesville, FL

30

Jan 19, 1954

Thomas

U of F Drill Field

Orlando, FL

31

Jan 26, 1954

Orange Court

Exposition Park

Lakeland, FL

32

Feb 2, 1954

New Florida

Bryant Stadium

St. Petersburg, FL

33

Feb 9, 1954

Soreno

Woodlawn Park

Tampa, FL

34

Feb 17, 1954

Floridian

Dad’s Field

Jacksonville, FL

35

Feb 26, 1954

Roosevelt

Gator Bowl

Savannah, GA

36

Mar 9, 1954

DeSoto Hotel

Daffin Park

Charleston, SC

37

Mar 16, 1954

Ft. Sumter

Johnson Hagood Stad

Wilmington, NC

38

Mar 23, 1954

Cape Fear

Bluethenthal Apt.

Norfolk, VA

39

Mar 30, 1954

Monticello

Foreman Field

Richmond, VA

40

Apr 6, 1954

Jefferson

Parker Field

Baltimore, MD

41

Apr 13, 1954

Sheraton-Belvedere

Edmonson Village

Harrisburg, PA

42

Apr 22, 1954

Penn Harris

7th St Athletic Field

Wilmington, DE

43

Apr 28, 1954

duPont

duPont HS Athletic

Trenton, NJ

44

May 5, 1954

Hildebrecht

Stacy Park

New Brunswick, NJ

45

May 13, 1954

Roger Smith

Rutgers Stadium

Newark, NJ

46

May 19, 1954

Robert Treat

Branch Brook Park

White Plains, NY

47

May 27, 1954

Roger Smith

Kensico Dam Plaza

Bristol, CT

48

Jun 5, 1954

Endee Inn

HS Athletic Field

Meriden, CT

49

Jun 14, 1954

Winthrop

Columbus Park

Hartford, CT

50

Jun 21, 1954

Bond

Hall HS Athletic

Providence, RI

51

Jun 29, 1954

Sheraton Biltmore

Brown Univ Stadium

Framingham, MA

52

Jul 7, 1954

Fram. Motor Inn

Shoppers’ World

Boston, MA

53

Jul 13, 1954

Statler

Boston Commons

Portland, ME

54

Jul 21, 1954

Eastmand

Expos. Bldg Grounds

Manchester, NH

55

Jul 28, 1954

Queen City Motel

Circus Grounds

Worcester, MA

56

Aug 3, 1954

Sheraton

Beaver Brook Park

Springfield, MA

57

Aug 10, 1954

Sheraton

Blunt Park

Albany, NY

58

Aug 17, 1954

Tom Sawyer Motel

Beverwyck Park

Syracuse, NY

59

Aug 24, 1954

Onondaga

Meachum Field

Rochester, NY

60

Aug 31, 1954

Sheraton

Ontario Beach Park

Lockport, NY

61

Sep 8, 1954

Park Hotel & Sheriden Court

Niagara Co. Fairgds.

Buffalo, NY

62

Sep 14, 1954

Statler

Delaware Park

Erie, PA

63

Sep 22, 1954

Lawrence

Old Circus Grounds

Akron, OH

64

Sep 28, 1954

Mayflower

S Main at Firestone

Canton, OH

65

Oct 5, 1954

St. Frances

Northeast Field

Hamilton, OH

66

Oct 12, 1954

Eaton’s Hiway Motel

Butler Co Fairgrounds

Louisville, KY

67

Oct 19, 1954

Brown

Bowman Field

Nashville, TN

68

Oct 26, 1954

Andrew Jackson

Centennial Park

Chattanooga, TN

69

Nov 2, 1954

Read House

Warner Park

Atlanta, GA

70

Nov 9, 1954

Biltmore

Piedmont Park

Macon, GA

71

Nov 18, 1954

Dempsey

Mercer Campus

Montgomery, AL

72

Nov 24, 1954

Jefferson Davis

Court Street

Mobile, AL

73

Dec 2, 1954

Battle House

Hartwell Field

Pensacola, FL

74

Dec 9, 1954

San Carlos

Catalonia Park

Gulfport, MS

75

Jan 4, 1955

Markham

Small Craft Harbor

New Orleans, LA

76

Jan 11, 1955

Jung

Tulane University

Baton Rouge, LA

77

Jan 20, 1955

Heidelberg

LSU Campus

Lake Charles, LA

78

Jan 27, 1955

Charleston

McNeese Campus

Beaumont, TX

79

Feb 2, 1955

Beaumont

Lamar Tech Campus

Galveston, TX

80

Feb 9, 1955

Galvez

Alamo School Grounds

Houston, TX

81

Feb 16, 1955

Shamrock

Shamrock Triangle

Corpus Christi, TX

82

Feb 25, 1955

Driscoll

Ray HS Grounds

San Antonio, TX

83

Mar 4, 1955

St Anthony

Lions Field

Austin, TX

84

Mar 14, 1955

Terrace Motor Court

Coliseum Grounds

Waco, TX

85

Mar 22, 1955

Roosevelt Coliseum Grounds

Heart O Texas

Fort Worth, TX

86

Mar 29, 1955

Hotel Texas

SW Exposition Gds

Dallas, TX

87

Apr 5, 1955

Stoneleigh

State Fair Park

Shreveport, LA

88

Apr 13, 1955

Captain Shreve

State Fairgrounds

Monroe, LA

89

Apr 20, 1955

Frances

Forsythe Park

Little Rock, AR

90

Apr 26, 1955

Lafayette

War Memorial Stadium

Memphis, TN

91

May 3, 1955

King Cotton

Fairgrounds

Springfield, MO

92

May 11, 1955

Kentwood Arms & Rail Haven Motel

Ozark Empire

St. Louis, MO

93

May 18, 1955

Chase

Wash Univ Athletic

Bedford, IN

94

May 26, 1955

Greystone

Thornton Park

Danville, IL

95

Jun 1, 1955

Wolford

Douglas Park

Peoria, IL

96

Jun 8, 1955

Jefferson

Stadium Grounds

La Grange, IL

97

Jun 15, 1955

Colonial Motel Shopping Center

Village Market

Windsor, ON

98

Jun 23, 1955

4 motels

Kennedy College Gds

London, ON

99

Jun 29, 1955

London

Queens Park

St. Catherines, ON

100

Jul 6, 1955

Leonard & Queensway

Queen Mary School

Hamilton, ON

101

Jul 11, 1955

Royal Connaught

Eastwood Park

Toronto, ON

102

Jul 18, 1955

Seaway

C.N.E. Grounds

Oshawa, ON

103

Jul 26, 1955

Genosha

Alexandra Park

Montreal, QC

104

Aug 2, 1955

Mount Royal

Fletcher’s Field

Ottawa, QC

105

Aug 11, 1955

Lord Elgin

Dow’s Lake Park

Sudbury, ON

106

Aug 19, 1955

Coulson

Memorial Park

Sault Ste Marie, ON

107

Aug 26, 1955

Windsor

Clergue Park

Green Bay, WI

108

Sep 2, 1955

Northland

Bay Beach Park

Milwaukee, WI

109

Sep 8, 1955

Astor

Juneau Park

Janesville, WI

110

Sep 16, 1955

Monterey

HS Campus Grounds

Davenport, IA

111

Sep 22, 1955

Des Moines, IA

112

Sep 29, 1955

Kansas City, MO

113

Oct 6, 1955

Joplin, MO

114

Oct 14, 1955

Muscogee, OK

115

Oct 20, 1955

Severs

Hat Box Field

Tulsa, OK

116

Oct 26, 1955

Mayo

Tulsa Fairgrounds

Oklahoma City, OK

117

Nov 2, 1955

Oklahoma-Biltmore

Okla City University

Lawton, OK

118

Nov 9, 1955

Hotel Lawtonian Grounds

McMahon Auditorium

Wichita Falls,TX

119

Nov 16, 1955

Kemp Hotel

Midwestern University

Lubbock, TX

120

Nov 23, 1955

Caprock Hotel

Texas Tech Campus

Abilene, TX

121

Dec 1, 1955

Windsor Hotel

Hardin-Simmons Cps

San Angelo, TX

122

Dec 7, 1955

Cactus Hotel

Santa Fe Park

San Antonio, TX

Dec 14, 1955

(Rehabilitation)

Odessa-Midland, TX

123

Jan 5, 1956

Lincoln Hotel

Fly Freed Odessa HS

El Paso, TX

124

Jan 11, 1956

Hilton Hotel

Dudley Field Park Lot

Tucson, AZ

125

Jan 19, 1956

ElConquistador

ElConquestador Field

Yuma, AZ

126

Jan 26, 1956

Flamingo Motel

Roosevelt School

El Centro, CA

127

Feb 1, 1956

Barbara North

HS Baseball Field

San Bernardino, CA

128

Feb 7, 1956

Calif. & Anites

Orange Show Gds

San Diego, CA

129

Feb 14, 1956

El Cortez

Balboa Park

Bakersfield, CA

130

Feb 23, 1956

Bakersfield Inn

Westchester Shop Ctr

Fresno, CA

131

Feb 29, 1956

Hotel Californian

Manchester Shop Ctr

Stockton, CA

132

Mar 8, 1956

Sheraton

ElDorado School

Sacramento, CA

133

Mar 14, 1956

ElRancho Motel

State Fairgrounds

Medford, OR

134

Mar 23, 1956

Medford Hotel

Hawthorne Park

Eugene, OR

135

Mar 29, 1956

Eugene Hotel

Univ of Oregon cps.

Corvallis, OR

136

Apr 4, 1956

Hotel Benton

Oregon State College

Salem, OR

137

Apr 10, 1956

Senator Hotel

Brush Park

Portland, OR

138

Apr 17, 1956

Mallory Hotel

Benson HS Field

Longview, WA

139

Apr 26, 1956

Hudson Manor & Monticello Hotel

Civic Center

Aberdeen, WA

140

May 2, 1956

Morck Hotel

Franklin Field

Bremerton, WA

141

May 8, 1956

Enetal Inn & Bremerton Motel & Shorewood Motel

Washington School

Tacoma. WA

142

May 15, 1956

Winthrop Hotel

Point Defiance Park

Seattle, WA

143

May 24, 1956

Benjamin Franklin

Lower Woodland Park

Bellington, WA

144

Jun 1, 1956

Hotel Leopold & Bellington Hotel

Bellington HS Field

Vancouver, BC

145

Jun 7, 1956

Hotel Georgia & Devonshire & Vancouver

U of British Columbia

Everett, WA

146

Jun 14, 1956

Monte Cristo Hotel

Memorial Stadium

Yakima, WA

147

Jun 20, 1956

Motor Hotel Cabana

Larson Park

Spokane, WA (final)

148

Jun 28, 1956

Davenport Hotel

Franklin Park

(Left Spokane)

Jul 6, 1956

(Arrived Detroit)

Jul 17, 1956

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you have any additional information about the history or whereabouts of additional Futurliners, we would like to hear from you. Our objective is to capture as much of the history of these vehicles as possible.

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