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"Tis not in mortals to command success,
But we'll do more, * * * * * *

We'll deserve it.

--Addison

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CONTENTS

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Acknowledgement

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Introductory

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Sixty Milestones of Progress

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Establishment of a National Banking System

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The Federal Reserve System

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Copartnership, Origin of Ladd & Tilton Bank

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The Partners and their Policy

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Indian Troubles Retard Settlement

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Simple Annals of Early Days

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Shipments of Money and "High Costs" of Exchange

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Character The Basis of Security

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Mail Deliver and Other Transportation Handicaps

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The Bank Increases its Captial Stock

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Civil War Days

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East Side Shipyard

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The Bank Moves to New Quarters

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Springtime and Peace

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Portland Prospers

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Ladd & Tilton Erect New Bank Building

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Mr. Ladd Gives Free Home to Library

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The City Grows--River Steamers Multiply

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Panic and Fire of 1873, Great Disasters

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Mr. Ladd's Health Fails

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After the Fire

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Mr. Tilton Retires and Mr. W. M. Ladd Becomes Partner

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Henry Villard and the Northern Pacific Railroad

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The Portland Flouring Mills Company

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Mr. Ladd's Public Spirit

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The Crises of 1884 and 1893

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A Definition of "Good Times"

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East and West Sides Consolidate

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Mr. Ladd's Broad Vision

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Mr. Ladd's Death Occurs Suddenly

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Mr. Cookingham Enters Bank's Service

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The Spanish-American War

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The Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition

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The Panic of 1907

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Bank is Remodeled to Meet Growing Requirements

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Incorporated as Ladd & Tilton Bank

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Bank Secures New Home in Spalding Building

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Statement of Condition of Ladd & Tilton Bank at Close of Business, December 31, 1869

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Statement of Condition of Ladd & Tilton Bank at Close of Business, May 12, 1919

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Mr. W. M. Ladd Retires and Mr. Cookingham Becomes President

 

Illustrations

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Present Home of Ladd & Tilton Bank

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William Sargent Ladd

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An Early Day View of Portland

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Beaver Coins of Oregon's Territorial Days

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Birthplace of Ladd & Tilton Bank

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First Certificate of Deposit and Draft

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Some Early Checks

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First Bank Advertisement Published in Oregon

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The "Sierra Nevada," A Pioneer Mail Steamship

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Westward, Ho!

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The Lot Whitcomb, First Steamboat Built in Oregon

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Ladd & Tilton Bank, First and Stark Streets

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Post Office with Central School in Background

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A Palatial Excursion Boat of Early Days

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"The Veteran," a Hand Fire Pump of Pioneer Days

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Portland in 1878

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Front Street Looking North from Stark--About 1883

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View from the Kamm Building, Looking South, in the Early 80's

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First Northern Pacific Train into Portland

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Arches Erected on First Street, September 11, 1883

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Harbor Scene Looking North from Foot of East Morrison Street, about 1883

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Portland Flouring Mills in the Early 80's

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First Bridge Across Willamette River at Morrison Street, 1887

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Monument Erected to Dead of the Famous "Second Oregon"

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Night View of Lewis and Clark Exposition, 1905

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William Mead Ladd, President, 1908 to 1919

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Edward Cookingham, President

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Portland of Today

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Showing How We've Grown