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Willamette River distress

Manuscript that recollects when Governor Clarence D. Martin called out Portland's mayor at the time, Mayor Carson, on the pollution being dumped into the Willamette River. The document goes on to point out how this is a violation of state law. Portland was not the only area affected.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Columbia River pollution

Manuscript describing the problem of pollutants being dumped into the Willamette River and later traveling to the Columbia River where pollution is killing the fish. The author asserts that individual sportsmen and anglers have to follow the pollution laws but companies are not being held to the same standard. The author also states that citizens of Portland were initially on board to install sewage systems but support vanished once it was realized that the funding would come from property owners and not the government.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Articles discussing pollution of Willamette River, creation of an executive committee for sportsmen, and the American Nature Association Alaska expedition

Newspaper clippings discussing pollution of the Willamette River, the creation of an executive committee representing sportsmen, and the American Nature Association expedition to Alaska. A newspaper clipping describing an encounter with a mountain beaver is included.

Ketchikan Alaska Chronicle (Firm)

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Newspaper clippings discussing Portland's efforts to acquire a loan to build a sewage system and Finley's lectures on wildlife in the southwestern United States. Additional article discusses Finley's role on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act advisory board.

Billings Gazette

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