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ID: 7014273
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Portland (inhabited place)  Portland (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 31 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.5167  decimal degrees
Long: 122 40 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -122.6667  decimal degrees

Note: Located in NW Oregon on Willamette River; named for Portland, Maine; thrived in latter 19th cen. as supply center for gold rushes and for immigrants on Oregon trail, then as lumber & rail center.

Names:
Portland (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Oregon (state)  ............  Oregon (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Multnomah (county)  ................  Multnomah (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Portland (inhabited place)  ....................  Portland (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1829 on early Amerindian camp site, laid out by pioneers in 1844 & incorporated in 1851, now largest city in state
city (C)
county seat (C)
port (C)  ............  is major port in state, exporting wheat, lumber, fruits & vegetables, paper & wood pulp
industrial center (C)  ............  for railroad shops, metallurgical works (especially for aluminum), chemicals, paint & flour
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for canned goods, electronic components, lumber, textiles, dairy products & meat packing
trade center (B)  ............  for regional farm & forest products, also a major wool market
transportation center (C)  ............  for rail, water, air & road
power production center (C)
shipyard (C)
educational center (C)  ............  for University of Portland, Portland State University & for Lewis & Clark (1867), Reed & other colleges
tourist center (C)  ............  for annual June Rose Festival, Mount Hood, Pacific International Livestock Exposition & basketball's Trail Blazers

Sources and Contributors:
Portland..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:750
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 9:628
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS41022090
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 972
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 750; 2:750
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 628; 9:628
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS41022090
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 972
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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