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Crafty county commissioners tried to rig the bidding so their favorite bid, padded to the tune of half a million 1924 dollars, would win —but they didn't move quite fast enough. Three months later, they'd all been thrown out of office. (Portland, Multnomah County; 1924) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1303d-bridge-scandal-aroused-fury-of-1920s-portland.html)

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