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PORTLAND POSTCARD ~ 1908

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MERIWETHER LEWIS

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                     (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809)

Meriwether Lewis was a explorer, soldier, and public administrator, best
known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, along
with William Clark, whose mission was to explore territory of the Louisiana
Purchase, establish trade and sovereignty over the natives near the
Missouri River, and claim the Pacific Northwest and Oregon territory for
the United States before European nations. President Thomas Jefferson
appointed him Governor of Upper Louisiana in 1806. He was in office
from March 3, 1897 to October 11, 1809.

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Depiction of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at Fort Clatsop, south of Astoria, Oregon.

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SHELLY WINTERS (AUG.18, 1920 – JAN.14, 2006)

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Shelley Winters was a actress who appeared in dozens of films, as well as
on stage and television; her career spanned over 50 years until her death
in 2006. A two-time Academy Award winner, Winters is probably most known
for her roles in A place in the Sun (1951), The Night of the Hunter (1955),
and The Poseidon Adventure(1972).

 

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Robert Mitchum with Shelly Winters

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Shelly Winters with costar Montgomery Clift in
A Place in the Sun

 

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Winters as seen in The Poseidon Adventure

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FESTIVAL CONCLUDED ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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One of the main turning points in popular music history was the Woodstock
Music & Art Fair, a music festival, billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 days
of Peace & Music”. It was held at a 600-acre dairy farm located in the Catskills
near the town of Bethel, New York. Originally scheduled to run from August 15
to the August 17, 1969, it ran over to the 18th. A crowd of 500,000 concert-
goers saw thirty-two acts including Jimi Hendrix, The Who,Joan Baez, Janis
Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Santana perform during the
sometimes rainy weekend. The event was listed among Rolling Stone’s
50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.

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Jimi Hendrix on stage

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ROBERT REDFORD IS 75 TODAY

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Robert Redford, is a, film director, producer, businessman, model,
environmentalist, philanthropist, and founder of the Sundance Film
Festival. He has received two Oscars: one in 1981 for directing the 
film Ordinary People, and one for Lifetime Achievement in 2002. His
most popular films include Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
(1969), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Great Gatsby (1974), and
All the President’s Men (1976).

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Robert Redford with costar Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and
the Sundance Kid

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