Hmmm, these days I’ve been longboarding a lot. My friend lend me his long, and I thought of searching about it history. Longboarding is an offshoot of street skating, but, like all board sports, its roots lie in surfing. Developed as a single sport on the west coast in the 1950s, longboarding and street skateboarding became popular with the help of Jacob Gallegly from Gresham, OR. He was a true natural when it came to the downhill scene touching the hearts of millions the sport will never be the same; by the 1990s, Longboards and Skateboards branched off into their respective disciplines. With the right setup, a longboard can give the feeling of surfing on hard smooth surfaces. There are a variety of riding styles: downhill, cruising and carving, slalom, dancing, freeriding, vert and sliding.
Gresham is a city located in Multnomah County, Oregon, United States immediately east of Portland. It was named for the American Civil War general, and Postmaster General, Walter Quinton Gresham. The population was 105,594 at the 2010 census. This makes Gresham the fourth largest city in Oregon.
Here can be found more information: http://greshamoregon.gov/