Good 36º dark cloudy drizzly morning.
Yesterday it rained on and off and we topped at 45º.
Picture of the Day ... Hmmmmmm... shared by my NY friend, Vivia
Interesting about this outdoor elevator...
The Oregon City Municipal Elevator is a 130-foot elevator which connects two neighborhoods in Oregon City in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the oldest and the only outdoor municipal elevator in the U.S. and one of only four in the world. “Elevator Street” remains the only “vertical street” in North America
The upper portion contains an observation deck which accounts for its flying saucer appearance.
The city of Oregon City includes dramatic changes in elevation. The city's central business district is sandwiched between the Willamette River and a basalt cliff, and is only several blocks wide.
The Oregon City Municipal Elevator has been in operation for over 100 years. The original elevator was constructed in 1915. It was powered by hydraulics and took about three minutes to reach the top of the bluff. It was constructed in this area as a means of transportation for the residents in the city.
The alternative option before the build would have been walking the stairs from the base to the top of the cliff which consisted of 722 steps. In 1925 it was converted to electric power that was being generated by the water flowing from the Willamette River.
In January, 1954, the firm of Stevens and Thompson submitted a new design proposal that could be built within the bond amount. The new design produced a low bid of $116,000 and a contract was awarded to James and Yost, Inc. The new elevator was dedicated on May 5, 1955, and the City Commission accepted it on July 13, 1955. At that time, 2,000 elevator passes were printed. Even though the elevator ride has always been free, the distribution of these passes as a keepsake has continued as a City tradition. The existing elevator took over 751 tons of concrete and steel to construct, is 130 feet high, and passengers can zip to the top in 15 seconds. Additionally, passengers now walk through a 35-foot long tunnel under the tracks rather than over the tracks.
It was included on the National Register of Historic places in 2014. It was carrying an average of 500 people per day as of 1989, and by 2018 it had grown to nearly 1,100. Ridership is as high as 1,800 people per day during the city's summer tourist season.
Easy Bake Mozzarella Bites
Here is a great and easy appetizer....
1 8oz can Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dough sheet
8 mozzarella sticks, unwrapped and cut into thirds
3 T. melted butter
2/3 cup Progresso Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
Heat oven to 375º.
Unroll dough sheet, press into rectangle, 12x8 inches. Using pastry cutter, cut rectangle into 6 rows to make 24 (2") squares.
Place mozzarella sticks in center of each rectangle, bring dough up and around cheese sticks, press edges to seal.
Place melted butter in small bowl. Place bread crumbs in another small bowl. Dip each stick in the butter, shake off excess. Roll in bread crumbs to coat. Place about 1" apart on ungreased large cookie sheet.
Bake 11-13 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.
**Serve with warm marinara sauce or ranch dressing, or both.
Change the flavor of these snacks by using other varieties of cheese sticks.
Historically this date.....
1993 – Space Shuttle program: Endeavour heads for space for the third time as STS-54 launches from the Kennedy Space Center.
And births this date include...
1931 – Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor (d. 2007)
1961 – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo