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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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LaVonne, April 10, 2011 (view all comments by LaVonne)
My family lived in Goose Hollow from 1927 - 1959. I'm looking forward to speaking with Ms. Prince.
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brightandark, March 12, 2011 (view all comments by brightandark)
The book cover is what grabbed my attention. I love reading about the history of places. It's so amazing to me what has happened in life that brought us to where we are today. The struggles and triumps that make each of our cities and towns so unique.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780738574721
Author:
Prince, Tracy J.
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Foreword:
Clark, Bud
Author:
Prince Ph. D, Tracy J.
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Pages:
128

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