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“A City’s Lifeblood”

Julia Rosen wrote an interesting article for the Oregon Humanities website on the topic of Willamette River cleanup titled “A City’s Lifeblood”  (Aug. 22, 2017). She focuses on an important topic to investigate and document: racial/ethnic issues related to Willamette River and Columbia Slough pollution, including current clean-up and environmental enhancement plans. She had spoken with me a few months prior to publication to learn about the early days of pollution and pollution abatement.

As readers of my book will find, I don’t have much to say regarding the involvement of Native Americans, African Americans, or other non-white individuals or communities in cleanup efforts from the 1920s into the 1970s. This is because my research didn’t uncover anything explicitly on this topic. There are a few reasons why . . .

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Willamette River films & videos

[Originally published on my blog Historical Threads on Oct. 7, 2010. This version has been refined & corrected, where necessary.]

I just stumbled upon a resource providing links to various historical films & video footage of the Willamette River:

City of Portland Office of Healthy Working Rivers, “Our Rivers in Motion: A selection of films and videos about the Willamette and Columbia.”

I’ve yet to click-through the links on this page, but I’m putting it here for my future reference, and yours.

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