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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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ACTRESS GLENNE HEADLY HAS DIED AT 62

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Glenne Headly (March 13, 1955 – June 8, 2017)

(FoxNews/AP) – Glenne Headly’s agent has confirmed the actress
died Thursday night. No cause of death or location was immediately
available. 

Headly was known from performances in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
(1988), "Mr. Holland’s Opus” (1995), and "Dick Tracy"(1990). She
was an early member of the famous Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

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Note:”M. Holland’s Opus” was filmed in and around Portland,
Oregon, with much of the exterior and interior scenes shot at
Grant High School.

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Glenne Headly in “Dick Tracy”

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ROSE FESTIVAL FLEET WEEK IN 1935


Ships arriving on the Willamette River for the Rose Festival event in
downtown Portland, Oregon.
 

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IT WAS OREGON’S SECOND LARGEST CITY

Vanport in 1943, five years before the flood
The newly developed 648-acre complex called Vanport before the
flood. It was the largest public housing project in the United States.

It was on this day, Memorial Day in 1948, the Columbia River forced it’s way
through an embankment that had served as a dike and rushed into a local
shipbuilding housing project called Vanport. The flood killed 15 people and 
left 18,000 homeless when the community vanished in just one day. 

The area today is called Delta Park, along the Columbia River in Portland,
Oregon’s northern edge, a location of public parks, nature preserves and
sports complexes.

Aerial view of flooded area

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Vanport, Oregon                                                     (Oregon Historical Society)

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