Portland January 08, 2017
10 Very Rare Photos Taken During WWII In Portland
During World War II, Portland was a vastly different place. Before suburban sprawl hit in a major way, there were lots of open spaces and outside of downtown, things looked a lot different. Here are 10 images that illustrate those differences well.
In this image, residents sign a petition opposing government migratory labor camps.
This stately home looks just like many still standing today, minus the cord of wood out front. During the war, wood sold for $5.50 a cord.
Houses a little further out in the city had full sized lots with lots of trees around.
These homes seem so idyllic with such large yards and vegetation surrounding them.
Lumber was king at the time, and moving it down the Willamette River was an everyday occurrence.
Here lumber is transported on the Willamette River, with a classic bridge shot in the background.
An old woodyard was used to store all the wood once it was cut, in this picture from 1941.
Still a common sight today, an ocean-going cargo ship is being loaded with goods before its journey.
The areas surrounding the city had a whole lot more farmland than they do today.
While there are many vineyards and even some city sprawl in the Willamette Valley today, this scenery is still around if you head south of the city to wine country.
Do you recognize anything in these pictures? Let us know in the comments below.