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The Enduring Legacy Of The Pittocks And Their Mansion

OPB | July 10, 2014 midnight | Updated: July 10, 2014 7:13 a.m.

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This year the Pittock Mansion turns 100. The old mansion in the West Hills has become one of Portland’s iconic landmarks. The legacy of the home and its occupants reflect an identity Oregonians continue to embrace a century later.

Henry Pittock may be best known as the long-time publisher of the Oregonian. But did you know that he also was part of the first documented party to climb Mount Hood? And that he, along with a few partners, started the first paper mill in the Northwest?

In the slideshow below, check out a few facts that might surprise you:

A few pictures showcasing the lasting legacy of the Pittocks and their home

 

On Sunday, July 13  from 2-4 p.m., the Pittock Mansion is hosting a centennial celebration. There will be free cake for the first 400 visitors.

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