Janet Guthrie and Rolla Vollstedt talk it over
On opening day, June 1, 1905, the Lewis and Clark Expo shifted Portland, Oregon into gear.
The race to modern times began with the old surveyors on their first visit; they were still on the job a hundred years later.
To some, Lewis and Clark belong on top of the American secret agent list for their crafty mission to claim the west coast.
To others they are the greatest field scientists of their time.
On June 1, 1905 Lewis and Clark meant only one thing: PARTY.
Anything kicking off with a parade is a good time, this year and yesteryear, with the roar of the crowd and thunder of the wagons rolling by.
In perfect Lewis and Clark step, the Oregon Historical Society opened their own parade on June 1, 2011, complete with the roar and the thunder of race cars and race car people steering between Rolla Vollstedt’s Indy 500 cars and the Benson.
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