E8 History of Kelly Butte

T’was a different time…

This is the land, between the mountains and the sea. From the snow-capped crater of Mt. Hood, to the Pacific. It’s tall timber country, and this is the city, largest dry cargo port on the Pacific Coast. Its people are friendly, and rugged in the tradition of the Oregon Trail. And the population? Around 415,000 more or less. More or less the population of Hiroshima.”  Narrator Glenn Ford describes Portland in the opening of “A Day Called X.”

1955-9-25 Oregonian Evacuation Map Operation Green Light

1955-9-25 Oregonian Evacuation Map Operation Green Light

1955-9-28 Oregonian. Test Area Cleared in 34 Minutes Operation Green Light

1955-9-28 Oregonian. Test Area Cleared in 34 Minutes Operation Green Light

1955-9-28 Oregonian. Success of Evacuation Pleases C.D. Leaders

1955-9-28 Oregonian. Success of Evacuation Pleases C.D. Leaders

1955-9-28 Oregonian. Routes West Cleared Fast

1955-9-28 Oregonian. Routes West Cleared Fast

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Kelly Butte gated entrace to the park.

Kelly Butte, the gated entrace to the park.

Kelly Butte bunker main entrace now fully buried by the city to stop people from sneaking in.

Kelly Butte bunker main entrace now fully buried by the city to stop people from sneaking in.

Kelly Butte Bunker, a sealed entry, Willis wanted to dig his way in I think, he's kind of into history.

Kelly Butte Bunker, a sealed entry, Willis wanted to dig his way in I think, he’s kind of into history.

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Kelly Butte, history now sealed up like a vault.

Kelly Butte

Kelly Butte this is now a stairway to knowhere 

Kelly Butte

Kelly Butte disc-golf course (DIY).

Kelly Butte

Kelly Butte disc-golf course (DIY). 

Kelly Butte

Kelly Butte, it loos lie disc-golf Deliverance-style. 

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Kelly Butte, even if there isn’t much to see of the old bunker, there are lots of trails to walk. 

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