Archive for November 5th, 2012

THE ‘’BIG RED-HEAD’’ IS 59 TODAY

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William Theodore "Bill" Walton III is a retired basketball player and TV
sportscaster. He led the Portland Trail Blazers to a sweep of the
Los
Angeles
Lakers in the 1977 western conference finals and was named
MVP. He went on to help the Blazers to the
NBA title over the favored Philadelphia 76ers.

 


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Portland Trail Blazers’ Championship Team, 1976-77

 

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Bill Walton taking a shot as Darryl Dawkins of the Philadelphia 76ers blocks

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The party in Portland following the championship win

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THERE’S STILL TIME!

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DEPOSIT BALLOT

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‘’KING OF THE COWBOYS’’

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                          Roy Rogers (Leonard Franklin Slye) 

                             (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998)

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                  Roy and his golden palomino, Trigger

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Roy Rogers with his “Queen of the West” Dale Evans

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WOMEN’S VOTE CENTENNIAL

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The Suffrage lunch wagon

On November 5, 1912, Oregon became the seventh state to permit women to
vote. The amendment to the Oregon Constitution, passed by ballot initiative,
was largely the result of decades of advocacy by Abigail Scott Duniway, who
founded a weekly newspaper, The New Northwest, in part to promote voting
rights for women. The National Women’s Suffrage Association recognized
Duniway as a leading women’s advocate in the American West in 1886.

Women became eligible to run for the state legislature in 1914 and within a
year, women had won seats in both its houses.

 

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Women’s rights advocate Abigail Scott Duniway

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Page 1 of the Oregon Voters Pamphlet, 1912

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Abigail Duniway shown voting for the first time

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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George Edward Foreman ("Big George") turned 63 in January

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