History of Portland

History of Portland - History of Portland The History of...

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History of Portland The History of Portland, Oregon initiated in 1843 on the Willamette River in what at that time was called Oregon Country. On February 8, 1851, the city was marked on the world map. In 1843, a Tennessee wanderer William Overton and his friend, Boston lawyer Asa Lovejoy were canoeing down the Willamette River when they came upon the splendor of the place we call Portland. Mooring their canoe, they marveled at the beautiful mounts and the rich potential of the place. Overton had a quarter less than what was required to file a land claim, so he sold an equal half of his 640-acre segment to Lovejoy for just 25 cents. They began to cut off the numerous trees, and started constructing roads and the first buildings. After sometime, Overton realized that he wanted to move on and so he sold his half of the share to Francis Pettygrove. Portland got its name when Asa Lovejoy and Francis Pettygrove tossed a coin in 1845. It was decided to name Portland after their hometown. Pettygrove won the coin toss two out
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