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Vanport, OregonPhotos, maps and news from Vanport, Oregon.Updated January 2, 2019.

Vanport, sometimes referred to as Vanport City or Kaiserville, was a hastily constructed city of wartime public housing in Multnomah County, Oregon, United States, between the contemporary Portland city boundary and the Columbia River. It is currently the site of Delta Park and the Portland International Raceway.

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How Oregon's Second Largest City Vanished in a Day | History .... Aerial view of flooded area.
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The shipbuilding town of Vanport — home to most of Oregon's blacks .... People stand marooned on their rooftops while flood waters swirl through the debris of Vanport, Oregon, in 1948. (AP).
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How Oregon's Second Largest City Vanished in a Day | History .... Vanport housing under construction, designed by George Wolff. Oregon Historical Society, Neg. 71106. (Oregon Historical Society).
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How Oregon's Second Largest City Vanished in a Day | History .... Housing units at Vanport. Oregon Historical Society, Neg. OrHi 78694. (Oregon Historical Society).
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When Waters Rise: Oregon's Second Largest City That Vanished In A .... If you're not familiar with the flood that literally wiped Oregon's 2nd largest city off the face of the Earth, you are in for an incredible story. The town ....
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How Oregon's Second Largest City Vanished in a Day | History .... Aerial view of Vanport. Oregon Historical Society, Neg. 68777. (Oregon Historical Society).
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How Oregon's Second Largest City Vanished in a Day | History .... Map of Vanport. Oregon Historical Society, Neg. OrHi 94480..
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The life and death of Vanport, 70 years after the flood | Street Roots. .
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How Oregon's Second Largest City Vanished in a Day | History .... Building at Vanport designed by architect George Wolff. “Oregon Historical Society [Neg. 71103]” (Oregon Historical Society).
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How Oregon's Second Largest City Vanished in a Day | History .... Aerial view of flooded area. (Oregon Historical Society).
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Show Notes: The Vanport Flood | Stuff You Missed in History Class. .
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The shipbuilding town of Vanport — home to most of Oregon's blacks .... \Wartime Liberty ship construction at a Kaiser shipyard in Portland. (Bettmann/Getty Images).
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How Oregon's Second Largest City Vanished in a Day | History .... First aid station after the flood, May 30, 1948. Photo by Walter M. Hippler. Oregon Historical Society, Neg. 60378. (Oregon Historical Society).
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Vanport City, Oregon, 1942 | Vintage Portland. City of Portland Archives, Oregon, Map of Vanport City, A2014-001,.
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How Oregon's Second Largest City Vanished in a Day | History .... Interior of a Vanport apartment, from The Bos'n's Whistle, Nov. 26, 1942. Oregon Historical Society, Neg. OrHi 87157. (Oregon Historical Society).
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Vanport | Tragedy and Conspiracy in Postwar Oregon | PUBLIC HISTORY PDX. Vanport | Tragedy and Conspiracy in Postwar Oregon.
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Wake of Vanport,' a multimedia presentation on the 1948 flood and .... 'Wake of Vanport,' a multimedia presentation on the 1948 flood and its impact, set Sunday in Portland | OregonLive.com.
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Devastating Vanport flood focus of Vintage Books event, OPB show .... A boy clings to safety at Entrance Circle on May 30, 1948, during the.
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In flood, Vanport houses floated like life rafts | Offeat Oregon History. Buildings float during Vanport flood in 1948..
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The shipbuilding town of Vanport — home to most of Oregon's blacks .... Residents struggle through waist deep water after a breached dike flooded the city of Vanport, Oregon, with waters from the Columbia River on May 30, 1948..
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The shipbuilding town of Vanport — home to most of Oregon's blacks .... Vanport schoolchildren (left) and a view of the swiftly erected city (right) in the mid 1940s. (Portland Archives).