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Annotation:Compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration and published in 1940, this volume discusses the city's various neighborhoods and its economic and social development. Wonderfully illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps.
Annotation:"But it has remained for a leading member of the Portland Bar, Honorable Augustus F. Moulton, to relate in a most fascinating manner the story of Portland's history in concise, accurate and readable form, from the earliest days down to the present time." -- from the Introduction. "The present time" is 1926.
Annotation:One of the first town or regional histories to appear in the United States, Willis published his first edition in 1831. Willis willed his personal library collection to the Portland Public Library.