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Barney-Athanasius Blalock
A man of small means whose dreams extend beyond this world
A man of small means whose dreams extend beyond this world
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Introducing, Oregon Ozone

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The First Girl "Mysterious" Billy Smith Ever Loved
To cover discoveries not directly connected to the old waterfront I have started a new blog, Oregon Ozone . I stole the name from an Oregonian column from the 1890s. The first girl “Mysterious” Billy Smith ever loved met her
tragic death on their honeymoon....

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The first girl “Mysterious” Billy Smith ever loved met her tragic death on their honeymoon. Billy had a moument erected over her grave that cost a fortune. Today the beautiful monument—a large sculpted angel—is part of the Historical Monuments on the Cemetery Tour page of the River View Cemetery website. The fact that her husband was a famous prizefighter has escaped everyone’s notice, until now.

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Asthmatic Weakling Writes Book on Prizefighting in Portland
It is true, an asthmatic weakling, who used to regularly give up his lunch money as tribute to bullies, has written a book on prizefighting. Not only this, History Press has just published it! Oregon Prizefighters: Forgotten Bare-knuckles Champions of Portl...

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The End of Summer—and a new book in time for the Holidays
As the sky takes on more red color, causing the little green
plants to spurt forth buds, and the year turns toward Indian Summer I find it
necessary (at least for my own conscience sake) to give some explanation, or
apology for my slackness in contributing ...

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A new turn of the cards in the old days.

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The Riversdale Incident
The full-rigged ship, Riversdale Back in the palmy days of the
Portland sailor’s boarding masters the
occasional landlubber that was shipped was small fry compared to the steady
trade in deserting seamen. The following article is from the April 1903 edition...

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