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IT’S PARADE DAY IN THE ROSE CITY!


Rose Festival Parade, NW corner of 10th & Madison, 1908.


Cadets marching in Portland’s Rose Festival parade, 1911.

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Portland, Oregon Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade in 1954.

(Oregon Historical Society)

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PORTLAND FIRE AND RESCUE STATION 11

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5707 SE 92nd Avenue station in the Lents neighborhood of the city
of Portland, Oregon. It was built in 1928.

    
The 92nd Avenue station as it looks today.

       

       
Engine 11 (advanced life support)

      
      
     

      
 Rescue 11

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FLIGHT 173 DOWN ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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A McDonnell Douglas DC-8 similar to the aircraft that crashed.

United Airlines Flight 173 was a flight from John F. Kennedy International
Airport
in New York City, New York to Portland International Airport in
Portland, Oregon, with a scheduled stop in Denver, Colorado. While the
aircraft was approaching Portland it ran out of fuel and crashed in a
suburban
Portland neighborhood near NE 158th Avenue and East
Burnside Street.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined the following probable cause: “The failure of the captain (Malburn McBroom) to monitor
properly the aircraft’s fuel state and the crewmember’s advisories regarding
the fuel state. This resulted in fuel exhaustion to all engines. The pilots
inattention resulted from preoccupation with a landing gear malfunction 
and the preparations for a possible landing emergency”.   

 

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McBroom died on October 9, 2004 at
age 77.

The Oregonian front page, 29 December 1978

 
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The crash site as it looks today.

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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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IT’S ROSE FESTIVAL PARADE DAY ~ 2017

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First Portland Rose Festival parade, SW 6th and Oak, 1907.


The idea for Portland, Oregon’s Rose Festival was presented to the public
in a speech by Mayor
Harry Lane (below) at the end of the Lewis and Clark
Centennial Exposition
in 1905. The first festival occurred in 1907.

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Harry Lane (1855-1917) The 35th Mayor
of Portland,
Oregon (1905 – 1909)


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Portland Heights float.

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