FIRST - Issue of The Oregonian, The Oregonian Printing Press Park, Portland, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 45° 31.067 W 122° 40.405
10T E 525506 N 5040523
Quick Description: 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.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 5/3/2006 9:17:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMBXP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 39

Long Description:


At the northeast corner of SW 1st Avenue and SW Morrison Street is a historic site--The Oregonian Printing Press Park. The park is somewhat larger than Fagan's (Mill Ends Park) but does not have the sentiment attached to it as does the smallest park in the world. Nevertheless, it has a special meaning.

Some years back a curious concrete structure stood there to mark the spot of the FIRST Issue of The Oregonian with the newspaper's FIRST printing press. For years this sculpture attracted few onlookers but plenty of neglect. Eventually the site was transformed into an appropriate memorial. The bollards, six of them, now contain the front pages of significant news events of national and regional interest. There are some intriguing stories on these pages.

Instructions for logging waymark: visit The Oregonian Printing Press Park. Log your impressions. A photograph is required of the plaque (NOT the sign) with you and/or your GPSr in the picture.

FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 12/04/1850

More Information - Web URL: Not listed

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