can’t get enough Northwest history blogging, then I’ve got something for you. I recently came into contact with John Chilson and his excellent Portland, Oregon history blog Stumptown Confidential
. He describes the site goal as a documenting Portland “architecture, history, and culture through photos, postcards, and words.” Now there’s a concept I can appreciate! It’s very well done — so give it a look over
. If you didn’t know, “Stumptown” was a nickname given to Portland in the early days when rapid growth left untold numbers of tree stumps exposed, ready to be paved over.
While you are exploring our neighbors to the South, also check this Portland Building Ads
blog out. Just don’t go there if you’re scared of ghost signs.
We will continue next week with the second half of my Live Historic
tour, but until then let’s enjoy some hi-res Portland imagery.
Click on the thumbnail if you want to inspect.
Panorama of Portland, Oregon from 1890 with Mount Hood in the background. Image courtesy National Archives.