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Portland's Goose Hollow

Prince, Tracy J. (Book - 2011 )
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One of Portland's oldest neighborhoods, Goose Hollow is steps from downtown and beloved for its quirky character, historic homes, spectacular views, and walkability. Over a century ago, the actual "hollow" was dramatically altered when the meandering Tanner Creek, in a deep gulch with several trestle bridge crossings, was diverted underground and infilled. The creek's presence is still felt in the ravine carved through the Tualatin Mountains (spanned by the Vista Bridge) and in the neighborhood's identity. This book provides definitive answers to how Goose Hollow got its name and how Tanner Creek Gulch was filled. Stories are also told of the Great Plank Road, City Park's slow-moving landslide, and famous residents such as Daniel Lownsdale, C. E. S. Wood, Dr. Marie Equi, John Reed, and Bud Clark. Historic institutions such as Civic Stadium, Multnomah Athletic Club, Lincoln High School, and Washington Park are also featured. The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all. Book jacket.
Authors: Prince, Tracy J.
Title: Portland's Goose Hollow
Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2011], ©2011
Characteristics: 127 pages :,chiefly illustrations ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Tracy J. Prince
ISBN: 0738574724
9780738574721
Branch Call Number: 979.549 P9571p 2011
Subject Headings: Goose Hollow (Portland, Or.) History Goose Hollow (Portland, Or.) Pictorial works
LCCN: 2010938532
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From the Arcadia Publishing Company, a history of one of Portland's oldest neighborhoods, dating from 1845. Old photographs show the transition of Goose Hollow from vacant land to farming, gradually becoming a residential neighborhood. History of buildings and architects add to the narrative.


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