Carson Gulley and four UW–Madison students pose in front of his car before leaving Madison for Pasadena for the 1952 Rose Bowl.

Rose Bowl road trip in ‘Gulley’s Rocket’

In the midst of photos from past Badger Rose Bowls is one of Carson Gulley, a civil rights pioneer and chef at University Housing for 27 years, with four UW–Madison students. It was Friday, Dec. 26, 1952, and the group was bound for Pasadena.