Archive for May 30th, 2016

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A LOOK BACK AT PAST HEADLINE NEWS

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ROSS SIMPSON


Benjamin David
"Benny" Goodman
(May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986)

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REMEMBERING THE VANPORT FLOOD

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The community of Vanport was a public housing project once located between
the city of Portland, Oregon and the Columbia River, what is now the site of
Delta Park and the Portland International Raceway. Construction began in
August 1942 to house the workers at the wartime Kaiser Shipyards in Portland
and near-by Vancouver, Washington. It was home to 40,000 people, making it
Oregon’s second-largest city at the time, and the largest public housing project
in the nation.

The city was destroyed at 4:05 p.m. on May 30, 1948, when a 200-foot section 
of the dike holding back the Columbia River collapsed during a flood, killing
fifteen people. The city was underwater by nightfall leaving its inhabitants
homeless.

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CLINT WALKER IS 89 TODAY


Clint Walker (born Norman Eugene Walker in Hartford, Illinois)

Actor Clint Walker became known for starring in the ABC Western TV series
Cheyenne, which ran from 1955 to 1962, and for his role of Marshal Dave 
Harmon in the 1971 TV movie Yuma. He made over 40 appearances in his
television and film career, which earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk
of Fame in 1960. Walker worked as a doorman and club bouncer before
finding success in Hollywood.
 

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