IT WAS OREGON’S SECOND LARGEST CITY

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The public housing project Vanport was destroyed at 4:05 P.M. on Sunday
May 30,1948, when a 200-foot section of a dike holding back the Columbia
River collapsed during a flood, killing 15 people. Today West Delta Park,
the Portland International Raceway, Heron Lakes Golf Course and a light
rail station
occupy the site. The station has artwork commemorating the
flood.

Video taken by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

OrHi 94480

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,DEATH,Disaster,HISTORY,NEWSPAPER,PORTLAND'S PAST and have Comment (1)

One Response to “IT WAS OREGON’S SECOND LARGEST CITY”

  1. Barby says:

    Very sad for those caught in its path…Thanks for posting this video clip and interesting information…I think of the Vanport Flood often when looking in that direction of the city.

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