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Documerica Today: Portland, Oregon

2012 June 18

This week, the Traveling Exhibit continues it’s tour in Portland, Oregon and will be on display through Thursday, June 21 in the lobby of the Bureau of Indian Affairs building at 911 Northeast 11th Avenue, Portland, OR. For questions and directions please feel free to call: 503.231.6702

This Friday, June 22 – Friday, June 29, the exhibit will land back in Seattle at the Discovery Park Learning Center.
Map and Directions

EPA’s Region 10 office more locally serves Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and 271 Native Tribes. Throughout the exhibit’s stay in this region we will post Documerica challenges within this area of the United States.

DOCUMERICA Location Challenge: Oregon

For a chance to be featured in the 2013 U.S. National Archives Exhibit: Searching for the Seventies: EPA’s Documerica Project in Washington, D.C., give this latest Location Challenge a try, or find another image closer to home by following directions below. 

These featured photographs were taken by David Falconer of the Portland area, Mt. Hood, Columbia and Willamette Rivers forty years ago. Submit your shots to State of the Environment on Flickr and let us know which Documerica image you matched in your photo caption.

DOCUMERICA: Hood River Valley and the Northeast Face of Mt. Hood Showing the Eliot, Coe, and Ladd Glaciers 05/1973 by David Falconer.

DOCUMERICA: Hood River Valley and the Northeast Face of Mt. Hood Showing the Eliot, Coe, and Ladd Glaciers 05/1973 by David Falconer.

DOCUMERICA: Publisher's Paper Company at Oregon City, on the Willamette River. Together with Crown-Zellerbach Corporation, This Company Led a Successful Campaign to Clean Up the River 04/1973 by David Falconer.

DOCUMERICA: Publisher's Paper Company at Oregon City, on the Willamette River. Together with Crown-Zellerbach Corporation, This Company Led a Successful Campaign to Clean Up the River 04/1973 by David Falconer.

DOCUMERICA: Longview Fiber Mill on the Columbia River. Longview Is the Home of the Weyer-Hauser Company, One of the Largest Forest Operations in the World 04/1973 by David Falconer.

DOCUMERICA: Longview Fiber Mill on the Columbia River. Longview Is the Home of the Weyer-Hauser Company, One of the Largest Forest Operations in the World 04/1973 by David Falconer.

DOCUMERICA: Sign of the Past Is This Abandoned Gasoline Pump with a Price of 29.9 Cents Per Gallon. The Cost of Fuel Has Made Such a Reoccurrence Nothing But a Dream. The Gas Pump Was Photographed at 04/1974 by David Falconer.

DOCUMERICA: Sign of the Past Is This Abandoned Gasoline Pump with a Price of 29.9 Cents Per Gallon. The Cost of Fuel Has Made Such a Reoccurrence Nothing But a Dream. The Gas Pump Was Photographed at 04/1974 by David Falconer.

DOCUMERICA: The Interstate Bridge Which Connects Portland and Vancouver, Washington, Is the Only Columbia River Crossing for 50 Miles 05/1973 by David Falconer.

DOCUMERICA: The Interstate Bridge Which Connects Portland and Vancouver, Washington, Is the Only Columbia River Crossing for 50 Miles 05/1973 by David Falconer.

These images give us an idea of what our lives and our environment was like in Oregon in 1973. How does it compare today?

Telling the story of change is up to you. Share photos of the landscapes, the people and the way of life for State of the Environment. Search the full Documerica collection to locate and match images closest to you. All ‘then and now’ entries will be considered for the larger Washington D.C. exhibit.

When you follow that link above, you’ll come to a search page like this. Simply type in your town or state to see images of the past. Enjoy, have fun, and we can’t wait to see your contributions to this historic project!

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