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1853
Henry Pittock completes his journey to Oregon via covered wagon at the age of only 19. He arrives six years before Oregon is inducted into the Union and becomes a state.
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1860
Henry is named owner of the Oregonian at 26 years old as a payment for back wages. He also marries 15-year-old Georgiana Burton (pictured).
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1914
The Pittock family (all 11 of 'em) moves in to the mansion as construction wraps up.
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1916
The 11 members of the Pittock family luxuriate in the grand estate: grandchildren are given free roam of the house, with Henry and Georgiana even allowing them to roller skate on the marble floor at the base of the great staircase.
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1919
Henry Pittock passes away at the age of 85, leaving behind an estate worth $7.9 million.
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1962
The Columbus Day Storm badly damages the mansion, which the Pittocks no longer reside in. Talk of destroying the home and developing the land begins to percolate.
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1964
The City of Portland purchases the estate for $225,000 and opens it to the public as a museum.
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1974
Sixty years after its construction and 10 years after the estate was purchased by the City of Portland, Pittock Mansion is added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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2008
Emmy-Award winning reality series The Amazing Race uses Pittock Mansion as the finish line of its 13th season.
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2014
Pittock Mansion will celebrates its centennial with a birthday cake in July and a black tie benefit in August.
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