A string of prize winning floats, all designed by city employee, L. W. Chobe, began in 1920 with a miniature bungalow representing the many bungalows then being built in Glendale. His 1923 peacock design with a long tail extending the bird to 52 feet, won First prize and a Sweepstakes award, the first for the city.
Sid Grauman was so impressed that he displayed the float in his Egyptian Court in Hollywood. When Chobe died just a few days after the 1930 parade, his wife Georgia, took over. Her 1931 entry highlighted the ancient Olympic Games, in preparation for the 1932 Olympics the following year, which took the Sweepstakes award.