Forest Park, 1953

These children are hiking in Forest Park. On the back of the photograph there is a note stating, “Forest park offers deep-woods trails. Easily accessible to city dwellers. Such hikes organized by park bureau playground directors thru the summer months.”

 

Children hiking through Forest Park, June 30, 1953: A2001-045.681

Children hiking through Forest Park, June 30, 1953: A2001-045.681

 

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NW Portland Aerial View, 1951

Wrapping up the week and the last two days’ posts of the Guild’s Lake Courts with this fine overhead view of NW Portland from 1951. The entire Guild’s Lake wartime housing complex can be seen in the photo center. Many other landmarks are visible including the old Vaughn Street ballpark. It appears that this photo was used for some preliminary sketches of a potential Fremont  Bridge and freeway access through Northwest.

A2010-002.614   Aerial photo map of NW Portland area 1951(City of Portland Archives)