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Early Portland pioneer and civic leader Louisa Flowers is surrounded by her family. Seated are her husband Allen (left) and son Lloyd. Standing are her sons (from left) Ervin, Elmer and Ralph.

Early Portland pioneer and civic leader Louisa Flowers is surrounded by her family. Seated are her husband Allen (left) and son Lloyd. Standing are her sons (from left) Ervin, Elmer and Ralph.

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