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Rescuers form human rescue chain during Vanport Flood, 1948. Oregonian photo, OrHi 52428

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience


During the early 1940s, Vanport, Oregon, was the second largest city in the state. But on a Sunday afternoon in May 1948, it disappeared completely — destroyed by a catastrophic flood.

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Democracy in Chains by Nancy MacLean

Type: Lecture, Book Talk     

The Origins of Today’s Radical Right and the Crisis in Our Democracy

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

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