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Lilac chariot: An old stagecoach was put into service in May 1940 for Spokane’s Lilac Princess and her court in the city’s third Lilac Festival Parade. Spring flowers were used in profusion to decorate the coach. Princess Shannon Mahoney was on the floral throne at the rear. Members of her court were Maxine Clark, Barbara Atwater, Margaret Monaghan and Dolores Ellison. Today’s downtown parade, the Lilac Festival’s 75th, begins at 7:45 p.m.