Archive for November 3rd, 2019

ICONIC BUSINESSWOMAN HAS DIED AT 95

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Gertrude (Gert) Boyle (March 6, 1924 – November 3, 2019)

Gert Boyle was a German-born businesswoman in Portland, Oregon. After
her family fled
Nazi Germany, her father started Columbia Sportswear,
where she later became president. As of 2013, she was the chairperson
of the company,as well as a philanthropist and memoirist.

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LOCAL RADIO LEGEND HAS DIED AT 56

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland radio has lost a legendary voice. Steve
Pringle died Sunday after battling stage 4 cancer since June of this
year. For 26  years, Steve played jazz, and blues music on radio
stations KINK, KMHD and KGON.

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LAST STAGECOACH ROBBERY ON THIS DAY IN 1883

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Black Bart (Charles Earl Boles)

(b. 1829; d. after February 28, 1888)

Authorities almost catch the California bandit and infamous
stagecoach robber called Black Bart; he manages to make
a quick getaway, but drops an incriminating clue that eventually
sends him to prison.

Black Bart was born probably in the state of New York around
1830. As a young man, he abandoned his family for the gold
fields of California, but he failed to strike it rich as a miner and
turned to a life of crime.

By the mid-1850s, stagecoaches and Wells Fargo wagons transported
much of the huge output of gold from California. Often traveling in
isolated areas, the Wells Fargo wagons and stagecoaches quickly
became favorite targets for bandits; over the course of about 15
years, the company lost more than $415,000 in gold to outlaw
robbers.

It is believed that Boles committed his first stagecoach robbery in
July 1875.

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