Archive for January 13th, 2013

LEGENDARY LAWMAN BURIED IN PORTLAND

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Rare photograph of Virgil Earp at age 19,
taken in 1862 in Monmouth, IL

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  Virgil Walter Earp (July 18, 1843 – October 19, 1905)

Virgil Earp was the older brother of Wyatt Earp and Tombstone
City
Marshal at the time of the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral
in 1881.

After suffering from pneumonia for six months, Virgil died in the
town of Goldfield, Nevada. His remains were sent to Portland,
Oregon at the request of his daughter Nellie Jane Bohn and
buried at the River View Cemetery (below), the state’s oldest
nonprofit cemetery, dating back to 1882.

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The Earp brothers from left: Wyatt, Morgan and Virgil

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A VIEW OF PORTLAND IN 1884

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                                                                                                          (Vintage Portland)
The corner of SE 6th and Morrison

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THE NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY!

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Wilder served as the 66th Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1994. His
most recent political office was Mayor of Richmond, Virginia, which he
held from 2005 to 2009. Wilder served in the Korean War, earning a
Bronze Star for heroism at Pork Chop Hill. He will turn 82 January 17.

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RICHARD MOLL TURNED 70 TODAY!

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Actor Charles Richard Moll is best known for playing Bull
Shannon, the
bailiff on the NBC sitcom Night Court from
1984 to 1992. He has also done extensive work as a
voice
actor
playing villains.

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