Multi-generational crowd views 'The Wake of Vanport' at the April 2016 screening
The Skanner: You’re Invited to the Wake of Vanport
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“The Wake of Vanport” is so named to honor the death of a city and the viewing of its history through the collection...
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photo of O.B. Hill, 73, talking to Beaumont Middle School students about his life in the City of Vanport before the flood
Vanport will be topic of arts festival, gets its own book in vintage America series
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Sixty-eight years ago this month, Oregon's second-largest city vanished...
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Photo of cars driving along Marine Drive, which is on top of the primary columbia river levee
Portland Tribune: My View – Assessing the levees before the next flood
Two recent pieces in the Tribune have focused on the ongoing effort, Levee Ready Columbia, to evaluate the levee system along the lower Columbia River. We at Levee Ready Columbia are...
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Screenshot of KOIN 6 News Coverage of Levee System in 2015
KOIN 6 News: Columbia River levee still inadequate for flood
Sixty-seven years after the city of Vanport was leveled by raging waters of the Columbia River, the failed levee that triggered the disaster is still inadequate to withstand a major flood...
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the Railroad Embankment at the western end of the levee system
Portland Tribune: Work will continue on defective Columbia River levee system
Sixty-seven years after the city of Vanport was leveled by raging waters of the Columbia River, the failed levee that triggered the disaster is still inadequate to withstand a major flood. But the city of Portland and other local governments...
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