Portland, 1905

The thing to remember about this early 20th-century Portland map is FORESHADOWING

What stands out for me when I look at this map are the lack of freeways (always the case with maps older than 50 years or so), the lack of suburban sprawl on the Washington side, and the relative lack of outer neighborhoods in Portland. The only Columbia River crossing is a ferry at the approximate location of the current I-5 bridge. Where there are now marinas and the airport there were wetlands. Electric railroads linked the local cities and towns (again, often striking to see, especially considering how we are returning to an updated version of this transportation mode).

And remember, with FORESHADOWING, you know you’re getting a quality blogging experience.

As with the others, the high-resolution, restored version of this map is available for purchase…

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