Archive for March 21st, 2014

MINT CONDITION CORVETTE UP FOR AUCTION

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McNamara’s 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe with 390hp 427-cu.in. V-8 Eng.

A 1967 Corvette with just 2,996 miles and a new car smell could fetch $800,000
next month at Mecum Auctions in Huston, Texas.

The coupe was purchased in 1966 by 30-year-old Don McNamara of Colorado
Springs, with $5,000 he won on a trip he made to Las Vegas to celebrate his
retirement from the U.S. Marines.

McNamara died in 2011 and left his estate to his neighbors, who discovered the
car parked in his garage under a shipping blanket along with both American and 
Marine Corps flags.

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ORIGINALLY A ONE ROOM SCHOOL

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On March 13, 1900, Patrick and Catherine Lynch donated one
acre of ground located at Section Line Road (Division) and
Barker Road (162nd Ave.) on which was built a new one
room school (shown above). The original one room Lynch
School which started with fifteen to twenty students increased
in number to about fifty students in 1914.  

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In 1915 a large multiple purpose room, which served as an auditorium
and meeting place for community functions was built onto the existing
one room school. Folding doors were extended during the day making
it into two classrooms giving the school a grand total of three rooms.

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During the 1920’s the school’s population continued to grow. The Lynch School anticipated the need for future expansion and purchased an additional 2.68
acres from John Lynch, one of Patrick Lynch’s heirs, in 1922. People moving
into the community from Portland and elsewhere were conscious of the good
schools that existed in the city and wanted a school equal to or better than the
ones they knew about, so in keeping with times and community growth, they
built a new modern brick school, one of the first in east Multnomah County, in
1927 replacing the wooden frame structure built in 1900 and added onto in
1915. The new brick building built in 1927 (above) had five rooms, a dome-
covered gymnasium and a basement which housed the furnace, cafeteria,
lavatories, and storerooms. Just prior to World War II, additional rooms were
added.

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For further information…http://intranet.centennial.k12.or.us/schools/lw/about_us.php

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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Ross Simpson

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MEDAL AWARDED ON THIS DAY IN 1928

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President Calvin Coolidge (left) and Charles Lindbergh

Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, Army Air Corps Reserve, was recognized with
the Congressional Medal of Honor for both courage and skill in navigating his
nonstop flight from New York City to Paris, France, in the Spirit of St. Louis. It
was presented by President Calvin Coolidge. 

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