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When old Portland flooded, people just raised the sidewalks

When old Portland flooded, people just raised the sidewalks

But in 1861, the worst floods in state history turned the Willamette Valley into one giant half-million-acre lake and swept several burgeoning towns away. And, despite our flood-control dams, someday it will probably happen again. (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1704c.willamette-floods-1894-1861-439.html)

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