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Old 05-27-2013, 10:49 PM
 
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What? Flour mills? Lol.

Willamette Falls are not in Portland. They're in Oregon City.

And Portland ... it was named for the city in Maine, not for the fact that there was a port. But the port was important. Portland was established because it was the furthest tall ships could sail up the Willamette. Where they could ship lumber (mostly) out.

Nice try. But a huge fail.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Well it looks like there was a flour mill in East Portland in the town of Brooklyn in the 1870's but at the time, it wasn't even a part of Portland but was one of the many parcels or land that was eventually annexed to Portland and eventually became part of it. Today Brooklyn is a neighborhood in Portland.

Flour mills were not a main industry in Portland as far as I could see when I looked it up. That was more along the lines of Washington State territory along the Columbia.

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Old 05-28-2013, 04:51 AM
 
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What? Flour mills? Lol.

Willamette Falls are not in Portland. They're in Oregon City.

And Portland ... it was named for the city in Maine, not for the fact that there was a port. But the port was important. Portland was established because it was the furthest tall ships could sail up the Willamette. Where they could ship lumber (mostly) out.

Nice try. But a huge fail.
By the time Portland consolidated the whole city only had 120,000 or so, so any History before that regarding niegborhood layouts etc. Were made irrelevant when an additional 550,000 people that moved there.

The Divisions in Providence (and surronding cities) happened when Providence and Rhode Island pretty much had the same population it has today.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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Well it looks like there was a flour mill in East Portland in the town of Brooklyn in the 1870's but at the time, it wasn't even a part of Portland but was one of the many parcels or land that was eventually annexed to Portland and eventually became part of it. Today Brooklyn is a neighborhood in Portland.

Flour mills were not a main industry in Portland as far as I could see when I looked it up. That was more along the lines of Washington State territory along the Columbia.

Oregon History Project
I'm guessing he's getting his info from Wikipedia, or something similar. But I'm guessing Wikipedia because it mentions both wheat exports and Willamette Falls.

Today, wheat is a major export from the Port of Portland ... coming in from eastern Oregon, where it's grown. Really has nothing to do with Portland, or it's growth. And certainly nothing to do with "flour mills."
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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By the time Portland consolidated the whole city only had 120,000 or so, so any History before that regarding niegborhood layouts etc. Were made irrelevant when an additional 550,000 people that moved there.

The Divisions in Providence (and surronding cities) happened when Providence and Rhode Island pretty much had the same population it has today.
Actually, when Portland took in all the surrounding towns, the population was only about 50,000.

Where do you get your "facts"?
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:32 PM
 
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I'm guessing he's getting his info from Wikipedia, or something similar. But I'm guessing Wikipedia because it mentions both wheat exports and Willamette Falls.

Today, wheat is a major export from the Port of Portland ... coming in from eastern Oregon, where it's grown. Really has nothing to do with Portland, or it's growth. And certainly nothing to do with "flour mills."
I think so too. He certainly can't be looking at any of the Portland historial websites.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:51 PM
 
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Spokane was the flour mill city just for the record...
Spokane Historical | Flour Mill

Carry on....
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:55 AM
 
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Actually, when Portland took in all the surrounding towns, the population was only about 50,000.

Where do you get your "facts"?
The city has 50,000 in 1890, it annexed several towns in 1891, after the census, meaning the ciy population would go up, in 1900, Portland had over 120,000 people.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:36 PM
 
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In 1892, the mayor of Portland stated the population of the consolidated city as 80,000.

At the 1900 US census, the population was 90,000.

What spurred the major growth spurt was the Lewis & Clark Exposition, which was held in 1904. The next census (1910) the population had more than doubled that.
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