THE THOMPSON ELK, PAST AND PRESENT

elk statue 1900
The Elk statue at SW Main in Portland, 1900

elk statue now
The statue today

The Elk fountain was given to the city by David P. Thompson. He arrived in Portland driving sheep over the Oregon Trail. He served as Portland’s mayor from 1879-1882
and was founder and director of the Oregon Humane Society.

          David-P_Thompson(1879-82)
           David Preston Thompson (1834–1901)

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