pdx tales
Dedication of O’Bryant Square, December 6th 1973.  We seem to have not held any official festivities for the park’s 40th birthday, despite its hip new role as the place to sit & eat after visiting our trendy food carts.  I dug this out because the fountain’s been out of commission for years now, and I was trying to remember what it used to look like before the city abandoned it.  Sure would be nice if they’d get around to fixing it someday.

The article points out that the Franklin High School band played “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” for the dedication, in case that ever comes up as a trivia question or something.

Dedication of O’Bryant Square, December 6th 1973. We seem to have not held any official festivities for the park’s 40th birthday, despite its hip new role as the place to sit & eat after visiting our trendy food carts. I dug this out because the fountain’s been out of commission for years now, and I was trying to remember what it used to look like before the city abandoned it. Sure would be nice if they’d get around to fixing it someday.

The article points out that the Franklin High School band played “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” for the dedication, in case that ever comes up as a trivia question or something.

"Simulated Space Flight Slated", 3 March 1973.  In which OMSI’s mockup Gemini space capsule was borrowed for a 48 hour “mission” by Wilson High School’s space club.  Gotta say the lightning bolts on the one kid’s space helmet are a nice touch; NASA doesn’t actually go with that look, but maybe they should.

"Simulated Space Flight Slated", 3 March 1973. In which OMSI’s mockup Gemini space capsule was borrowed for a 48 hour “mission” by Wilson High School’s space club. Gotta say the lightning bolts on the one kid’s space helmet are a nice touch; NASA doesn’t actually go with that look, but maybe they should.