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deLay480707-02.  Vanport refugees at Guilds Lake leave on caravan to Salem to protest conditions. Most of the black flood victims were given temporary housing in dilapidated war surplus mobile buildings trucked to vacant land at Guilds Lake. After a little over a month of living in these circumstances, the residents organized a caravan to Salem and protest their conditions at the State Capitol. Signs on cars read: “We Want Permanent Homes – Not Kennels on Wheels” and “Vanport Dead Cry Out for Justice”. July 7, 1948