Archive for April 14th, 2012

PORTLAND POSTCARD ~ 1950

PORTLAND POSTCARD BROADWAY 1950

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CHARACTER ACTOR DEAD AT 80

Luke Askew
      Luke Askew (March 26, 1932 – March 29, 2012)

Luke Askew was a character actor for more than 40 years. He 
is best known for his role in the 1969 film Easy Rider. Askew
made his film debut in the 1967 Otto Preminger film Hurry
Sundown.
He was a native of Macon, Georgia, later moving 
to Lake Oswego, Oregon. He died Thursday, March 29 at 
his Lake Oswego home of lung cancer.  
 

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Luke Askew in Hurry Sundown

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Askew as seen in Easy Rider

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ASSASSINATION ON THIS DAY IN 1865

last Lincoln pic 1865
This is the last known high-quality photograph of Lincoln.

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President Abraham Lincoln
was assassinated in Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes
Booth. He was carried across the street to a small room in a boarding house
where he never regained consciousness. Lincoln died early the next morning.

death bed lincoln

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The Presidential Box at Ford’s Theatre

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The Philadelphia Derringer pistol Booth used to shoot  Lincoln is on display
at the museum in Ford’s Theatre, Washington, D.C.

 

 BOOTH
John Wilkes Booth

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PORTLAND PACHYDERM TURNED 50 TODAY!

Oregonian packy

 

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Packy 2011

Packy is America’s oldest and largest male Asian elephant born
in a North American zoo.


packy's birthday

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THE ‘’COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER’’ IS 77 TODAY

Loretta Lynn mn 

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Loretta Lynn (born Loretta Webb) is a country music singer-songwriter, 
known as "The First Lady of Country Music” and continues to be one 
of the most successful vocalists of all time. As of 2011, Lynn continues
to tour and has received numerous country music awards. 

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