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PORTLAND POSTCARD ~ 1911

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KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES IN 1956

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BUREAU FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 1870

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The National Weather Service (now the U.S. Weather Bureau) was established
on February 9, 1870 through a joint resolution of Congress signed by President
Ulysses S. Grant with a mission of providing meteorological observations at
military stations in the interior of the continent and other points in the States
and Territories”. The new agency was placed under the Secretary of War and
was then assigned to the U.S. Signal Corps under General Albert J. Myer.

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President Grant

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General Myer

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Left: Exterior view of the Headquarters Building of the U. S. Meteorological Service of the United States Signal Service. Right: A meteorologist reading
a barometer (1880).

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NINTH PRESIDENT BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1773

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            William Henry Harrison  (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841)

Harrison was the ninth President of the United States beginning on March 4, 1841
and was the first president to die in office. He was 68 years, and 23 days old when elected, the oldest president elected until Ronald Reagan in 1980. Harrison was  
also the last President to be born before the U.S. Declaration of Independence. He
died of complications from pneumonia.
 

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MOTORIZED POGO STICK FROM THE 1970s

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