Tag Archives: Oregon

Book Review: Portland Speedway

Portland Speedway (Images Of Sports), by Jeff Zurschmeide In reading this book I was filled with a sense that I wish I would have known this building better.  Now torn down with the remnants of a small clay track that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon City

Oregon City (Images Of America), by Jim Tompkins Oregon City is a small city where I have spent considerably more time than its small size and contemporary obscurity would tend to demand.  Yet there is a sense of missed opportunity … Continue reading

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Book Review: Theatres Of Portland

Theatres Of Portland (Images Of America), by Gary Lacher and Steve Stone There is a feeling of considerable melancholy in looking at some of these images of the past.  And there is a certain degree of mixed feelings about its … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon Asylum

Oregon Asylum (Images Of America), by Diane L. Goeres-Gardner Did you know that “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” was filmed in the Oregon State Hospital, originally known as the Oregon Asylum?  If you are a fan of that particular … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hillsboro

Hillsboro (Images Of America), by Kimberli Fitzgerald and Deborah Raber with the Hillsboro HIstoric Landmarks Advisory Committee As someone who lives at present just outside of the city boundaries of Hillsboro, it is striking to note just how small Hillsboro … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fort Stevens

Fort Stevens (Images Of America), by Susan L. Glen I happen to greatly fond of the Images of America, and as someone who has gone to Fort Stevens to watch civil war reenactments, there is a great deal of enjoyment … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon State Penitentiary

Oregon State Penitentiary, by Diane L. Goeres-Gardner and John Ritter For whatever reason, my library has a large variety of interesting books that are mostly full of historical photographs along with captions and commentary in the Images of America series … Continue reading

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Mowing Them Down

Last week I was the lead car on a drive to a place that some friends/relatives of mine had never visited, and as we were crossing the bridge into Washington a rather strange thing happened in that a wheelbarrow from … Continue reading

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The Name Of The Wind

There are occasionally practical downsides to being an intellectual.  While driving home late tonight after having a wonderful time at a dinner party in rural Clackamas county with two other bachelors, I pondered the name of the wind that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walking With Romana

Walking With Ramona:  Exploring Beverly Cleary’s Portland, by Laura O. Foster My feelings about this book are highly ambivalent.  Like many children, I read a fair amount of Beverly Cleary’s novels when I was a child, even if I didn’t … Continue reading

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