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"A fascinating history of Portland. This book is a vast source of information, yet is rich with amusing anecdotes and sparkling stories that bring Portland's past, from its beginnings to the events and issues of today, to vivid life. Every Portlander — every Oregonian — should read this wonderful book."

—Barbara Roberts, former Governor of Oregon

"Lansing's research is exhaustive, her use of detail impressive, her ability to keep us focused on the central thread outstanding… [it is] the best book about the history of Portland."

—Dan Hays, Statesman Journal
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