The Portland Guardian of 16 November 1922, reported much excitement surrounding the town’s birthday celebrations beginning that day, including “Back to Portland” celebrations. Former residents had started to return and reacquaint themselves with old friends.
One article Coming Home is a reminder of how useful newspapers are in assisting our research. Included is a list of all those who had indicated they would be attending the reunion.
Each name includes the present town of residence, some with an address. The following are just a few of the names:
Other well-known names included Henty, Holmes, Kittson, Malseed, and Silvester.