Vanport houses floated like life rafts in catastrophic flood.

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The shoddily built Portland suburb existed for six years. In that time, it spawned Portland State University and helped bring ethnic diversity to the state. Few people realize how important the place really was. (Portland, Multnomah County; 1940s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/o1101d-floating-houses-helped-many-survive-vanport-flood.html)

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