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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS THIS WEEKEND ~

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The International Rose Test Garden is a rose garden in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon. There are over 7,000 rose plants of approximately 550
varieties. The roses bloom from April through October.

In 1917 a group of Portland nurserymen came up with the idea for a rose
test garden. Portland had a group of volunteers and 20 miles of rose
bordered streets left from the 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition, and was
already dubbed "The City of Roses".  Between
Portland Parks & Recreation
and the American Rose Society, the garden idea soon became a reality.
 
 

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EXPLORER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1774

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      Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809)

Meriwether Lewis explored and mapped the American Northwest with
his partner William Clark. He was appointed to be President Thomas
Jefferson
‘s aide in 1801 and provided him with information regarding
army politics. In addition to helping map the U.S., he served as the   
Governor of Louisiana.

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AREA ESTABLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1848

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Originally inhabited by Native Americans, The Territory of Oregon was an 
organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from
August 14, 1848, until February 14, 1859, when the southwestern portion
of the territory was admitted to the
Union as the State of Oregon.

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LOCAL AWARD WINNING AUTHOR DIES AT 60

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Brian Doyle (August 12, 1956 – May 27, 2017) Born in Ottawa, Ontario.

PORTLAND, Ore. – According to a release from the University of Portland,  Brian
Doyle passed away Saturday morning from complications related to a brain tumor.

He was the author of "Mink River," "The Plover," "Chicago," and "Martin Marten." He
won a 2016 Oregon Book Award for Young Adult Literature for "Martin Marten."

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ZOO CELEBRATES 128 YEARS TODAY

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The Oregon Zoo, formerly the Washington Park Zoo is located in the 
city of Portland. It opened in 1888 after a private animal collector
named Richard Knight donated his animals. It is the oldest North
American zoo west of the Mississippi.

By 1894, there were over 300 animals in the zoo’s collection. In
1925, the zoo moved to the site of the present Portland Japanese
Garden, still within Washington Park. Its current site opened on
July 3, 1959.

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Rosy the Asian elephant was acquired by the zoo in 1953.



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