Mills End Park - Portland, OR
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N 45° 30.971 W 122° 40.402
10T E 525512 N 5040347
A sign about Mills End Park.
Waymark Code: WM142E4
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 03/31/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
Views: 3

From his office on the second floor of the old Oregon Journal building, journalist Dick Fagen (1911-1969) periodically gazed down on the busy Front Avenue thoroughfare. It was his keen imagination that turned a utility pole hole, in the avenue's median strip at Taylor Street, into -Mill Ends Park". The Guinness Book of World Records lists it as the world's smallest Park. It is twenty-four inches in diameter, and contains 452.16 square inches of land. In his Mill Ends'. column in the Oregon Journal, Fagan described a variety of events occurring in the Park, which were presided over by Patrick O'Toole, head Leprechaun residing in the Park. Weddings and °their celebrations have taken place at Mill Ends, and on St. Patrick's Day, 1976, the site was dedicated as an official Park of the City of Portland."
Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: City

Region: Metro/Portland

County: Multnomah

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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