Dive into the Archives: The Sundance Kid

Sometimes you can build a whole story around a picture. A couple of young lads, a helpful officer, an inattentive dog. And a gun! What's happening here? Comment below with your guess, caption the ...

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Dive into the Archives: Summertime!

Well, the 4th of July has passed and that means that summertime has arrived in Multnomah County -- for at least a few weeks anyway. The picture below is pretty bucolic. Come on, cub reporters: who ...

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Dive into the Archives: Southern Gothic Edition

As William Faulkner said: "Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other." Records often provide some factual information; it's up to us viewers to tease out the truth. Take a gu...

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Dive into the Archives: the Revealing

Our earlier post asked what kind of shenanigans were going on in a picture with a motorbike on a mountainside.  Well it turns out that Multnomah...

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Dive Into the Archives: Wild Bunch or just bananas?

Holy Moly! What is going on here and how in the world could it relate to Multnomah County? Take a guess, or if that seems too much, provide a caption in the comments below. All will be re...

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Dive into the Archives is back from hiatus

Dive into the Archives is a weekly feature of this blog. An image will be posted each Tuesday. It's up to you either to identify it or to caption it. The answer will be posted the following Friday...

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Introductions

Interested in learning more about Multnomah County history, how to locate public records, or tips on record keeping?In support of our department mission, we are starting a blog covering these and o...

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