About the Book
This book takes a look at the history of vice and its associated causes and consequences in Portland, Oregon. Vice manifested itself as soon as Portland was born in the mid nineteenth century and continued through many interesting evolutions over the following years, As becomes apparent, the early twentieth century, second world war and post war years are extremely eye-opening times in the history of vice in the city. Acceptance and opposition ebbs and flows, clean-ups are undertaken, mayors come and go, but Portland's vice problem is never fully eradicated from the city.
Originally from Great Britain, I came to Oregon, married an Oregonian and now have three lovely boys. Photography has been an interest of mine for over twenty years. Besides Oregon I have many photographs taken throughout my travels around the world. I have been very lucky in this respect and even luckier in that I have been able to capture moments and images of many beautiful places - Carol Munro Recollections of Sierra Leone came about as I was looking through all my recently digitized slides that my father took in the 1970's. The photographs seemed to be original and fairly rare so I thought other people might also enjoy seeing them in a beautiful book. Who Knew? Stench in the City of Roses is the result of about six years research, writing and editing. It looks at vice in Portland, Oregon from about 1900 to 1970. A fun read and an eye opener for anyone interested in another fascinating facet of Oregon history. Many photos included!