CITIES: Miracle Town

Rome was not built in a day, but if Henry Kaiser had been around he probably would have tried it. Right now, fabulous Henry Kaiser is engaged on an undertaking only slightly more modest: building Oregon's second largest city from scratch in four and one-half months.

On what used to be swampy farmland between Portland's city limits and the Columbia River, the outlines of this city are already well defined. By the end of January, there will be enough two-story frame apartments to house 40,000. The city will outstrip the State capital, Salem (pop. 30,908); only Portland itself will be...

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