Oregon’s past in a deck of cards

Last summer I blogged about the “Portland and Columbia River souvenir playing cards” I was gifted by my Boston friend Jack. Upon the advice of a staff member at the Oregon Historical Society, I scanned the 52 cards, each with a unique image. The cards  hold a copyright date of 1909 by the U.S. Playing Card Co. of Cincinnati.

How many of these places do you know? Ready? Here we go!

 

Clubs

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clubs-4

 

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DIAMONDS

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SPADES

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HEARTS

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