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More to Life Than Wages and Patriotism: Recreation Programs


Many of the men came from military facilities in the area such as the Vancouver Barracks while others were passing through on their way to assignment or furlough. (Photo no. 1456, Highway Dept. Records, OSA)

The attractions of Portland's "big city" life drew countless servicemen seeking recreation. Many of the men came from military facilities in the area such as the Vancouver Barracks while others were passing through on their way to assignment or furlough. Shown above is the corner of Front and Alder streets in 1941. (Photo no. 1456, Highway Dept. Records, OSA)

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