Buildings and structures in Hillsboro, Oregon: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, Sunset Esplanade, Hillsboro Civic Center

 
9781155330952: Buildings and structures in Hillsboro, Oregon: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, Sunset Esplanade, Hillsboro Civic Center
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, Sunset Esplanade, Hillsboro Civic Center, Kaiser Westside Medical Center, Hillsboro Stadium, Oregon PHL/DEQ Laboratories, Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, Manning-Kamna Farm, Tuality Community Hospital, Hillsboro Public Library, Venetian Theatre, Hare Field, Washington County Courthouse, Tualatin Plains Presbyterian Church, Edward Schulmerich House, The Streets of Tanasbourne, Hillsboro wireless tower, Rice-Gates House, Imbrie Farm, Zula Linklater House, West Union Baptist Church, Charles Shorey House, Main Street Bridge, Harold Wass Ray House. Excerpt: The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is a non-profit museum in Hillsboro, Oregon, United States. Located just north of the Sunset Highway on the northern edge of Hillsboro, the earth science museum is in the Portland metropolitan area. Opened in 1997, the museum's collections date to the 1930s with the museum housed in a home built to display the rock and mineral collections of the museum founders. The ranch style home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the first of its kind listed in Oregon. The museum sits on 23 wooded acres (9.3 ha), with the main building containing 7,500 square feet (700 m) of space. Collections include petrified wood, various fossils, fluorescent minerals, meteorites, zeolites, and a variety of other minerals. With more than 20,000 specimens, the museum is the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The facility has around 25,000 visitors each year, many of whom are on school tours. Meteorite from the Campo del Cielo field in Argentina Psittacosaurus fossilRichard L. Rice married Helen Hart in 1932 and the couple began rock collecting in 1938 after finding agates along the Oregon Coast. In 1952 the Rices built a new home north of Hillsboro on 30 acres ...

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