In this image we see children and recreation directors gathered with garbage cans and bundles of paper for Guilds Lake Clean Up week. This photograph was taken on July 28, 1944 as a part of the Housing Authority of Portland series of photos documenting life in the various housing units.
This was before my age, but looking at the faces, I can see that of all the characters in all of my classrooms….shy, bright, troublemaker, teacher’s pet, rascal, goody two shoes, future rascals…etc The year doesn’t make a difference to kids.
Finally, some smiles in a black and white picture. Where are these kids now? How many grandchildren do they have?
Kids who’s Dads are probably over seas fighting WW11.
My Mother lived there in the late 40’s early 50’s.
Four years later I helped clean up after the total destruction by flood. I understand this was the second largest population of any city in Oregon, gone in minutes.
The people are smiling and so is the dog.
Is the kid on the far right about to crack someone over the head?
Kenn Was Guid”s Lake affected by a flood? You aren’t confusing it with Vanport?