The Great Extravaganza: Portland and the Lewis and Clark Exposition, Third Edition

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The Great Extravaganza details the Lewis and Clark Exposition of 1905 from its planning stage, through the heady days of the fair, and into the decade of growth and prosperity that followed. Abbott captures the progressive sentiments that motivated early twentieth-century developers and politicians and the part the Exposition played in the development of Portland.

Now in its third edition since its original publication in 1981, The Great Extravaganza includes a new introduction ...

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Overview

The Great Extravaganza details the Lewis and Clark Exposition of 1905 from its planning stage, through the heady days of the fair, and into the decade of growth and prosperity that followed. Abbott captures the progressive sentiments that motivated early twentieth-century developers and politicians and the part the Exposition played in the development of Portland.

Now in its third edition since its original publication in 1981, The Great Extravaganza includes a new introduction by Carl Abbott along with historic photographs that give readers a tour of the extensive fairgrounds, the grand exhibit halls, and the dozens of attractions that drew a million and a half people to Portland during the summer and early fall of 1905.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875952857
  • Publisher: Oregon Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 9.98 (w) x 8.08 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Carl Abbott is professor of urban studies and planning at Portland State University. He is the author of several books, including The Metropolitan Frontier: Cities in the Modern American West and Portland: Planning, Politics, and Growth in a Twentieth-Century City.

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Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsForeword by Victor A. AtiyehIntroduction to the Third EditionJune 1, 1905The Lewis and Clark ExpositionThe Wonderful SummerThe Balance SheetThe Exposition and the CitySourcesIndexAbout the Author

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