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One of Portland's oldest neighborhoods, Goose Hollow is steps from downtown and beloved for its quirky character, historic homes, spectacular views, and walkability. Over a century ago, the actual "hollow" was dramatically altered when the meandering Tanner Creek, in a deep gulch with several trestle bridge crossings, was diverted underground and infilled. The creek's presence is still felt in the ravine carved through the Tualatin Mountains (spanned by the Vista Bridge) and in the neighborhood's identity. This book provides definitive answers to how Goose Hollow got its name and how Tanner Creek Gulch was filled. Stories are also told of the Great Plank Road, City Park's slow-moving landslide, and famous residents such as Daniel Lownsdale, C. E. S. Wood, Dr. Marie Equi, John Reed, and Bud Clark. Historic institutions such as Civic Stadium, Multnomah Athletic Club, Lincoln High School, and Washington Park are also featured.

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Tracy J. Prince, Ph.D., scholar-in-residence at Portland State University's Portland Center for Public Humanities, lives in Goose Hollow. By interviewing numerous Portland families and conducting archival research at the Oregonian, City of Portland, and the Oregon Historical Society, Prince uncovered the little-known history of this charming neighborhood. The foreword is written by legendary character, former mayor, and Goose Hollow resident Bud Clark.

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TimLA, July 20, 2011 (view all comments by TimLA)
I live in Los Angeles, but I love visiting Portland. When there, I’m always impressed by the way this progressive city appreciates its history. I’ve always been a fan of Arcadia books and pick them up when I travel as unique, historical perspectives on the places I visit. I thoroughly enjoy Portland’s Goose Hollow by Prince. I was drawn to it by the quirky photo on the cover and the charming title of the neighborhood Goose Hollow, but when I started thumbing through, I was hooked. The photos and narrative show the rich history of this neighborhood in Portland. (I love the story of how the neighborhood got its name!) Buy it when you are in Portland (or on here, or course!)�"it not only makes a great souvenir of the city, it is an entertaining, educational read.
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Rhome, May 26, 2011 (view all comments by Rhome)
Blaise Pascal, the French Mathematician from the 1600s, is famously quoted as apologizing in a letter for its length because he did not have the time to make it shorter. Such sentiments were also shared by Mark Twain, T.S. Eliot, Cicero, Thomas Jefferson, Einstein, and others.

It is obvious that Tracy Prince spent an enormous amount of time putting this book together. The sheer amount of information crammed into the deep subtitles for each marvelous picture, and her Introduction, is astounding. This book could indeed have been much longer; but it would not have contained any more information. And the author's work in synthesizing the information in easy-to-digest chunks is much more instructive than any large tomb could be. It was obviously meticulously researched, and you truly get a feel for the real history of a very interesting and eclectic Portland neighborhood. Hats off to Dr. Prince for a job well done on a story that needed telling.
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Dan Haneckow, May 25, 2011 (view all comments by Dan Haneckow)
With its meticulous research and an amazing selection of photographs, there is much to recommend in Portland's Goose Hollow for readers interested in Goose Hollow and in Portland as a whole. From rare views of the lost landscape before Tanner Creek was buried and of the Chinese farmers who once lived along its banks, to the vanished grandeur of the North Pacific Exposition Hall, the neighborhood's varied history is revealed page by page. The rediscovered account of how Goose Hollow got its name and anecdotes, such as of the monkeys once kept at amusement grounds atop the cable car line to Portland Heights, are but two of the many fascinating stories contained in the book. Portland's Goose Hollow admirably tells the rich, multifaceted story of one of Portland's most celebrated neighborhoods.
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Prince, Tracy J.
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Clark, Bud
Prince Ph. D, Tracy J.
World History-General
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