Portland's Goose Hollow

Portland's Goose Hollow

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One of Portland's oldest neighborhoods, Goose Hollow is steps from downtown and beloved for its quirky character, historic homes, spectacular views, and walkability. Over a century ago, the actual qhollowq was dramatically altered when the meandering Tanner Creek, in a deep gulch with several trestle bridge crossings, was diverted underground and infilled. The creek's presence is still felt in the ravine carved through the Tualatin Mountains (spanned by the Vista Bridge) and in the neighborhood's identity. This book provides definitive answers to how Goose Hollow got its name and how Tanner Creek Gulch was filled. Stories are also told of the Great Plank Road, City Park's slow-moving landslide, and famous residents such as Daniel Lownsdale, C. E. S. Wood, Dr. Marie Equi, John Reed, and Bud Clark. Historic institutions such as Civic Stadium, Multnomah Athletic Club, Lincoln High School, and Washington Park are also featured.Throughout the northwest Portland neighborhoods of Nob Hill and Slabtown, it is easy to see how much dirt was hauled ... This is not surprising since the trestle bridge across the Alder Street Gulch even had a trap door for street cleaners to dump refuse into the ravine. ... as a hub for automobile dealers, service stations, and repair shops, often located where horse stables and streetcar barns once stood.

Title:Portland's Goose Hollow
Author:Tracy J. Prince
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2011


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