"For over a hundred years, crowds of visitors have flocked to Connecticut’s Elizabeth Park in June to witness thousands of roses in bloom in the park’s historic Rose Garden. One notable example of this annual pilgrimage occurred on this day in 1933, when nearly 15,000 people — some from as far away as California and Washington state — visited the Rose Garden in a single day. The Hartford Courant reported that the number would have likely been much higher if not for rainy conditions that persisted throughout the entire day."

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