I was nine years old when Packy was born at The Portland Zoo. The oldest male of his species in North America is seriously ill. It will be a sad day when Packy passes on to elephant heaven. He's given millions a feeling of joy.
Bobby Kennedy taking the bull horn at Portland State University in 1968. Photo by Oregonian photographer Jim Vincent. Look at the hopeful faces in the crowd. That all ended in Los Angeles at The Ambassador Hotel.
1950: The Benjamin Franklin Federal Savings and Loan building at NE 40th and Sandy Blvd. was built in colonial style architecture reminiscent of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The Rankin building on the left would soon be remodeled to become the home of a new restaurant called Poor Richards.