Archive for October 11th, 2013

A VIEW OF SW 10th AND WASHINGTON IN 1913

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Construction begins on a three-story sub-basement for the Pittock Block, 
that would eventually house the Northwestern Electric Company’s electric
sub-station and west side distribution plant. Portland newspaper publisher Henry Pittock’s home was originally on the site before construction began. 

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Henry Lewis Pittock (March 1, 1835 – January 28, 1919)

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FROM GOOD HOUSEKEEPING ~ 1910

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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                                              Camille Bohannon

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THE ‘’PICKLE KING’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1844

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       Henry John Heinz
  (October 11, 1844 – May 14, 1919)

In 1869, businessman H.J. Heinz and partner L. Clarence Noble formed 
Heinz and Noble. The company operated out of the basement and first
floor of the Heinz’s former farmhouse, selling bottled horseradish. The
partners moved the business to Pittsburgh in 1872 and expanded
operations. In 1888, Heinz bought out his partners and re-named
the business H.J. Heinz Company, By the time the company was
incorporated in 1900, Heinz was already the country’s leading
manufacturer of ketchup, mustard, pickles, and vinegar.

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SINGER/SONGWRITER DOTTIE WEST

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                          Dottie West (Dorothy Marie Marsh)

                      (October 11, 1932 – September 4, 1991)

Dottie West is considered one of the genre’s most influential and
groundbreaking female artists. Her career started in the early 1960s,
with her Top 10 hit, "Here Comes My Baby Back Again," which won her 
the first Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in
1965. In the 1960s, West was one of the few female country singers
working in what was then a male-dominated industry, influencing other
female country singers like Lynn Anderson, Crystal Gayle, Barbara
Mandrell
, Dolly Parton, and Tammy Wynette. Throughout the 1960s,
West had country hits within the Top 10 and 20.

 
West died as the result of severe internal injuries received in an auto
accident while on her way to a performance at the Grand Ole Opry on
August 30, 1991.




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In the early 1970s, West wrote a popular commercial for the Coca-Cola
company, titled "
Country Sunshine", which she nearly brought to the
top of the charts in 1973.

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