Sheriff Bill Travis


Sheriff Bill Travis (left) was hired (along with Matt Dishman) by the City of Vanport to be a deputy sheriff. They were the first men hired by the sheriff’s department in Multnomah County in almost twenty years. The photograph dates from around 1940. Learn more about the history of Portland's African American community from the City of Portland Bureau of Planning

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  • PUpic_001277



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  • 25465; Photo file 113-A

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