(Ingham PA_R13609A Construction Workers Lunchtime 1931 St Johns Bridge N. Portland Oregon historic bw photo by Ray Atkeson)

(Ingham PA_R13609A Construction Workers Lunchtime 1931 St Johns Bridge N. Portland Oregon historic bw photo by Ray Atkeson)

Oregon Trail Pioneers | oregon trail extended from independence missouri to oregon city oregon

Oregon Trail Pioneers | oregon trail extended from independence missouri to oregon city oregon

Portland flood, with switching trains operating near the Burnside Bridge. May 30, 1948.

Portland flood, with switching trains operating near the Burnside Bridge. May 30, 1948.

The town of East Portland was a growing concern by 1898.  By the end of the 19th Century, Portland had 90,000 residents and it was the largest metropolis in the Northwest. Portland had the busiest port up the coast from San Francisco. The Alaska Gold Rush and the Railroads began to make Seattle boom. Portland’s leaders decided they needed to do something to promote growth so they decided to hold the World’s Fair here in 1905, when the Lewis & Clark Exposition took up residence along the…

The town of East Portland was a growing concern by 1898. By the end of the 19th Century, Portland had 90,000 residents and it was the largest metropolis in the Northwest. Portland had the busiest port up the coast from San Francisco. The Alaska Gold Rush and the Railroads began to make Seattle boom. Portland’s leaders decided they needed to do something to promote growth so they decided to hold the World’s Fair here in 1905, when the Lewis & Clark Exposition took up residence along the…

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