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"Admission of Collored [sic] Children to the Public School" by William Alexander Wood

Thomas Alexander Wood (1837-1904) was a white Oregon pioneer, a veteran of the Indian wars, and a Methodist clergyman. In these reminiscences he recalled the …

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"Grandma Crew" at Oregon Shipbuilding Co. by Oregon Journal

This photo was published in the Portland Journal in 1944 with the caption: "'Grandma Crew' at Oregon Shipbuilding has 6 grannies out of crew of …

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"No work, no woo" pledge, 1943 by John Mothershead

This Oregon Journal photo is captioned: "Albina Engine & Machine Works Employees Line up to Sign Pledge Not to Date Anyone w/out a Full Time …

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10th Anniversary of Women in the Armed Forces by Unknown

This photograph, likely taken in May 1952 during the third annual Armed Forces Day parade in Portland, depicts a Buick convertible decorated to commemorate the …

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1811 Trailmarker by Michael McKenzie

Sometime around the summer of 1944, ten-year-old Douglas Owen found the 120-pound basalt rock shown above near the town of Bates, located about thirty miles …

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1860 Census, Coos County by U. S. Census

This document is a typewritten transcript of the 1860 Schedule of Free Inhabitants in Coos County’s Coquille Precinct. It was transcribed from a microfilm copy …

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A Changing Landscape and the Beginnings of White Settlement by William G. Robbins

When John McLoughlin visited the Willamette Valley in 1832, he remarked that it deserved “all the praises Bestowed on it as it is the finest …

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A Conversation on the History and Commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Unknown

On June 14, 2004, historians William L. Lang and Carl Abbott joined Roberta Conner (Umatilla, Cayuse, Nez Perce), director of the Tasmástlikt Cultural Institute and …

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A Distinct Community Takes Shape by Jeff LaLande

Many southeastern Oregon ranches strived for self-sufficiency. Nevertheless, the High Desert’s cattle kingdom necessarily had several small communities, but a very few of them grew …

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A Forest Named Winema by Stephen Most

One quarter of Oregon consists of national forest lands. Within the drainage of the Klamath Basin, there are seven national forests, ranging from south-central Oregon …

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