CITY DESTROYED ON THIS DAY IN 1948


The public housing project Vanport was destroyed at 4:05 P.M. on Sunday
May 30,1948, when a 200-foot section of a dike holding back the Columbia
River collapsed during a flood, killing 15 people. Oregon’s second largest
city vanished in a day. The area is currently the site of Delta Park and the Portland International Raceway north of the city of Portland.

Vanport in 1943, five years before the flood
The city of Vanport in 1943

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posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Flood,HISTORY,HOLIDAY,Natural disaster,PORTLAND'S PAST and have No Comments

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