Wednesday, April 20, 2005

A Fair to Remember

Those of you who have read the Hillsdale House back story or know a little about Portland history know the significance of the 1905 World's Fair. The fair was held to commemorate the centennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It is one of the most important events in Portland history. And guess what? It's now 2005: the centennial anniversary of the fair (the centennial of the centennial...). And yet, the city is doing virtually NOTHING to remember it. But, the Oregon Historical Society IS commemorating the event with a summer long exhibit. So, if you live in Portland or will be visiting some time before September, I highly recommend it.

Or, if you just like to look at 100 year old pictures, check these out from the fair.

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