"The Boeuf-Gras--the fat ox--is led in the procession." The Boeuf Gras returned to the Rex parade, as a float, in 1959; it had been absent from the annual celebration since 1900. From Edward King and James Wells Champney, The Great South; A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. (Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Co., 1875).

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