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Portland, OR TidbitsThe Lewis and Clark expedition, the migration by means of the Oregon trail, the arrival of the Hudson Bay Trading Company, and the coin toss of a penny between Mr. Francis Pettygrove am Mr. Asa Lovejoy are all part of the history of Oregon. Although the coin toss might be somewhat less familiar, the first three events are easily associated with the early history of Oregon. However, with that coin toss, the large3st community in Oregon, Portland, might never have existed.
It all began in 1843 when a man whose name was Asa Lovejoy, who was a Massachusetts lawyer and a Tennessee drifter whose name was William Overton were traveling by canoe on the banks of the Willamette River and beached it. Mr. Overton realized the potential in this area that was rich in timed and ringed with mountains, although they were both overcome by the beauty of the region. The only problem that Mr. Overton had was that he didn't have the quarter required for the land claim. However Mr. Lovejoy did have the quarter. In return for borrowing the 25 cents, Mr. Overton agreed to share his claim of the 640 acre known as the The Clearing with Mr. Lovejoy.
Mr. Overton sold his half of the claim to a Mr. Francis Pettygrove and moved on. Mr. Pettygrove and Mr. Lovejoy were new partners, hey couldn't decide on a name for the new community. While Mr, Pettygrove wanted to name the community after his hometown of Portland, Maine, Mr. Lovejoy wanted to name the community in honor of his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. In order to settle the argument, eventually, they decided to flip a coin, currently known as the Portland Penny. Mr. Pettygrove won two tosses out of three, and the fledgling community was named Portland.
With its abundant natural resources and deep water, Mr. Pettygrove and Mr. Lovejoy appreciated Portland, They believed that Portland would someday become a prosperous and popular port. However, they might not have realized, just how soon it would become popular, and for how it soon it became and for what kind of activities.
During the late 1800's, Portland began its dark history. A hotelier whose name was Joseph Kelly, and was notorious for kidnapping young men and selling them to ship captains. Many hotel owners and bar owners depended on this shanghai trade to supplement their businesses, and Mr. Kelly was very good at his trade. He was paid by unscrupulous ship captains to intoxicate potential crew members and would deliver his intoxicated quarry to waiting ships. These unfortunate men would awake he next day and be forced to work for indefinite time periods while they were stranded at sea.
Mr. Kelly frequently told anyone who would listen that he could gather a full crew in under 12 hours. Ship captains would inevitably challenge him. With his desire to fulfill his boast, one night Mr . Kelly came in contact with a group of men who had somehow found their way into the open cellar of a mortuary. The men each drank cups of embalming fluid, which they mistook for liquor believing that the cellar was a part of the Snug Harbor Pub. Many of the men had died while others were dying by the time that Mr. Kelly found them. Before the truth was known, Mr. Kelly sold all of the men to ship captains whose ships had already sailed by claiming that all of the men were simply unconscious from too much liquor.
Mr. Kelly also delivered a 10 cent store Indian that was wrapped heavily in blankets to a ship in another attempt to make a fast buck. The next morning, when the captain realized that his new crew-member was a wooden statue, he became so angry that he threw it overboard. Some 60 years later, two men operating a dredge recovered the statue.
During the late 1800's, another interesting character in the history of Portland was a woman known as Sweet Mary, who owned a brothel. In order to evade community laws and taxes, she ran her bordello on a barge that operated on the Willamette River. Legally, she was outside the jurisdiction of everybody.
However, the end of the interesting years of early Portland came in the early 1900's. The economy was stabilized with the wealth from providing goods for the California Gold Rush and secure jobs in the lumber mills. The population of Portland had additional time to regulate the nefarious activities of the busy waterfront.
A man whose name was Simon Benson personified this shift in attitude. Mr. Benson was a tee-totalling philanthropist and lumber baron. Mr Benson noticed the odor of alcohol on the breath of his workers while he was walking through his mill one day. Mr. Benson subsequently asked these men why they drank during the middle of the day, they answered that there wasn't any fresh drinking water anywhere around the mill. When Mr. Benson heard their reply, he commissioned 20 elegant drinking fountains for freshwater, that are now called the Benson Bubblers. The consumption of beer in the community, once the fountains were installed, reportedly decreased by 25%.
On the downtown streets of Portland, the water fountains of Mr. Benson's still bubble invitingly. There are outdoor artwork, microbreweries, bookstores, bridges, several parks, and coffee carts all around the fountains. Portland is a people oriented community that offers pedestrian friendly city blocks that are half the size of those in other communities and where outdoor benches are filled with readers who enjoying the spring sunshine and good books. The limited expansion has kept the surrounding area within a 20 minute drive from the center of the community.
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