Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Prince has been dedicated and meticulous in her research." Matthew Korfhage, Willamette Week
"Charming, spellbinding and intriguing, this brilliant work is a must-have for any true Portlander!" M. Chris Johnson, Portland Book Review
"an exceptionally comprehensive and enlightening history...The book has added substantially to the public record, exploring the neighborhood's evolution on social, architectural, and economic levels." Northwest Examiner
About the Author
Tracy J. Prince, Ph.D. is a Scholar-in-Residence at Portland State University's Portland Center for Public Humanities(Oregon, USA). Born in Little Rock, Arkansas at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, she has spent her career teaching and writing about race, gender, and social equity issues. Dr. Prince uncovers forgotten or overlooked historical moments by digging through archives and interviewing folks who like to talk about the good ol' days. Her books make historical research accessible and compelling.
Dr. Tracy Prince has lived all over the world--having taught in or spent extensive research time in Turkey, Australia, England, Canada, and throughout the US (Oregon, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas). She has taught in Humanities, English, and Urban Studies and Planning departments.