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Image for FIRST - High-Tension Power Line, Portland, Oregonview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - High-Tension Power Line, Portland, Oregon

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The world’s FIRST long distance high-tension power line began operation between Willamette Falls and Portland by the Willamette Falls Electric Company on June 3, 1889.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/11/2006

last visited: 4/27/2008

Image for FIRST - OLDEST stagecoach in Wells Fargo's current fleet, Portland, Oregonview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - OLDEST stagecoach in Wells Fargo's current fleet, Portland, Oregon

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Built in 1854, this stagecoach, Abbot-Downing #306, is the OLDEST in Wells Fargo's current fleet. It is located in the History Exhibit on the second floor of the Wells Fargo & Co. building at 5th & Jefferson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/23/2006

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Pioneer Post Office, Portland, Oregon

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Pioneer Courthouse (1869-7; 1893; west wing addition 1903), Originally the U.S. Courthouse, is located at 555 SW Yamhill as well as 520 SW Morrison Street. The main entrance (Pioneer Post Office entrance) is now located on the west side on SW Sixth Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/2/2006

last visited: 8/6/2011

Image for FIRST - Issue of The Oregonian, The Oregonian Printing Press Park, Portland, Oregonview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Issue of The Oregonian, The Oregonian Printing Press Park, Portland, Oregon

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At the northeast corner of SW 1st Avenue and SW Morrison Street is a historic site--The Oregonian Printing Press Park. It marks the spot of the FIRST Issue of The Oregonian with the newspaper's FIRST printing press.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/3/2006

last visited: 3/25/2011

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First of its KindFIRST - Public School Building, Portland, Oregon

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There are two memorial brass plaques commemorating Portland's FIRST Public School Building at the northeast corner of SW Morrison and SW Broadway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/2/2006

last visited: 11/24/2013

Image for First - bridge across the Willamette River, Portland, Oregonview gallery

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First of its KindFirst - bridge across the Willamette River, Portland, Oregon

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First - bridge across the Willamette River was located at the foot of W. Morrison Street. Dedicated April 12, 1887, the wood truss swing span bridge was the longest bridge west of the Mississippi.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/6/2007

last visited: 3/1/2015

Image for FIRST - Classical Revival Style Office Building--The Hamilton Building (1892-93), Portland, Oregonview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Classical Revival Style Office Building--The Hamilton Building (1892-93), Portland, Oregon

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The Hamilton Building (1892-93) was Portland's FIRST office building to be designed in the Classical Revival Style.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/20/2006

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Cameron's Books, Portland, Oregon

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Cameron's Books is located at 336 SW Third Avenue. It is Portland's OLDEST used book store established in 1938.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/18/2006

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Huber's, Portland's OLDEST restaurant

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Huber's is located at 411 SW Third Avenue in the Oregon Pioneer Building. It is Portland's OLDEST restaurant (since 1879). The brass plaque is located around the corner at 320 SW Stark Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/18/2006

last visited: never

Image for FIRST - Portland's OLDEST church building on its ORIGINAL site: Calvary Presbyterian Church; Also known as Old Church, Portland, Oregonview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Portland's OLDEST church building on its ORIGINAL site: Calvary Presbyterian Church; Also known as Old Church, Portland, Oregon

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Calvary Presbyterian Church (1882); Also known as Old Church is located at 1422 SW 11th Ave., Portland. Portland's OLDEST church building on its ORIGINAL site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/7/2006

last visited: 12/14/2014

Image for FIRST - Air-Conditioned Commonwealth Building, aka Equitable Building, Portland, Oregonview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Air-Conditioned Commonwealth Building, aka Equitable Building, Portland, Oregon

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Commonwealth Building; aka Equitable Building was the FIRST to be sheathed in aluminum, the FIRST to use double-glazed window panels, and the FIRST to be completely sealed and fully air-conditioned (Heat Pump).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/23/2006

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Mayor of Portland, Oregon

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O'Bryant Square is located between SW Ninth Avenue and SW Park Avenue, and between SW Stark and SW Washington Streets. This square was named in honor of Hugh Donaldson O'Bryant, Portland's FIRST Mayor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/8/2006

last visited: never

Image for FIRST - plane to fly across the Columbia River, FIRST plane to fly off the roof of a building, and FIRST plane in the Northwest to fly at an altitude of nearly one mile, Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washingtonview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - plane to fly across the Columbia River, FIRST plane to fly off the roof of a building, and FIRST plane in the Northwest to fly at an altitude of nearly one mile, Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington

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The Curtiss Pusher Biplane was the FIRST plane to fly across the Columbia River, the FIRST plane to fly off the roof of a building, and the FIRST plane in the Northwest to fly at an altitude of nearly one mile.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/18/2006

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - The Salvation Army, Portland, Oregon

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The Salvation Army commemorative plaque is located on SW Sixth Avenue near W. Burnside.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/25/2006

last visited: 1/30/2010

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First of its KindFIRST - Brick Theater, Portland, Oregon

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Portland's FIRST Brick Theatre opened at the New Market Building on March 24, 1875 with a "truly gorgeous" presentation of Rip Van Winkle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/14/2006

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Telephone Exchange in Portland, Oregon

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On this site, August 2, 1878, at No. 3 First Avenue, Portland's FIRST Telephone Exchange began operations in a back room of the Western Union building, serving 32 customers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/17/2006

last visited: 4/27/2008

Image for FIRST - Colonnade of North Wing of the New Market Block, Portland, Oregonview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Colonnade of North Wing of the New Market Block, Portland, Oregon

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The ORIGINAL cast-iron colonnade of the North Wing of the New Market Block was constructed in 1872.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/17/2006

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Volunteer Fire Department Organized in 1850, Portland, Oregon

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Jeff Morris Memorial Fire Museum (1986) houses several pieces of fire-fighting equipment dating from Portland's FIRST volunteer fire department "Pioneer Fire Engine Company No. 1," organized in 1850.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/17/2006

last visited: 3/25/2011

Image for FIRST - OLDEST official continuously operating public rose test garden in U.S., the Portland International Rose Test Garden, Oregonview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - OLDEST official continuously operating public rose test garden in U.S., the Portland International Rose Test Garden, Oregon

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The Portland International Rose Test Garden is the OLDEST official continuously operating public rose test garden in the U.S. It was established in 1917 and now has 7,000-9,000 rose plantings representing 550-590 varieties on 4.5 hillside acres in Washington Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/20/2006

last visited: 9/14/2018

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First of its KindFIRST - President Japanese Garden Society of Oregon, Portland, Oregon

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Philip Englehart was the FIRST President Japanese Garden Society of Oregon 1963-1964.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/21/2006

last visited: 9/14/2018

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First of its KindFirst - Marian Congress - Portland, OR

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Located at the Grotto- a Roman Catholic sanctuary in Portland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/6/2016

last visited: 3/14/2014

Image for FIRST - Iron Furnace on the West Coast, Lake Oswego, Oregonview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Iron Furnace on the West Coast, Lake Oswego, Oregon

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The Oregon (Oswego) Iron Company Furnace was the FIRST iron furnace on the West Coast. Its debut in 1867 was hailed as a “cause for sincere rejoicing” by newspapers in Portland and San Francisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/31/2007

last visited: 6/10/2019

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First of its KindFIRST - Old Apple Tree, near Fort Vancouver

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In about 1829, the FIRST apple tree in the Pacific Northwest only produced one apple. But it became the tiny forerunner of the great Northwest apple industry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 5/6/2006

last visited: 9/2/2013

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First of its KindFIRST - Chief Factor, Fort Vancouver, Oregon Territory

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FIRST Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company's Fort Vancouver was Dr. John McLoughlin (1784-1857).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 5/5/2006

last visited: 3/27/2007

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First of its KindFIRST - Chkalov Non-Stop Transpolar Flight, Vancouver, Washington

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In 1975, the Chkalov Monument celebrated the world's FIRST non-stop transpolar flight. Three Soviet aviators flying from Moscow landed at 19 hours, 30 minutes Moscow time at Pearson Airfield in Vancouver, Washington on June 20, 1937.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 5/8/2006

last visited: 10/13/2020

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