The Vanport Tragedy

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Canoramic Bathroom Reader.

Today, Portland, Oregon is known as one of the most liberal cities in America. How did it get that way? Begrudgingly, when it had to welcome thousands of African-Americans displaced by a horrible flood. FROM OREGON WITH HATE Oregon became a state in 1859, stayed with the U.S. during the Civil War, and anti-slavery Abraham Lincoln carried the state in the 1860 and 1864 presidential elections. That belies deep...

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