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A Framework for Learning by William G. Robbins

The non-Indian educational systems in the Pacific Northwest began with the Hudson’s Bay Company and New Englander John Ball, who taught the children of fur …

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A Hard Country to Settle by Jeff LaLande

Lacking the rich gold or other precious-metal deposits of neighboring areas, southeastern Oregon’s development took a slower course. A few hardy settlers had begun grazing …

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A Helping Hand from Washington by Carl Abbott

Farms, forestry, factories, and railroads meant that Oregon in the early twentieth century was a great place to seek a living or a fortune. There …

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A Land and Its People by Kay Atwood and Dennis J. Gray

Southwestern Oregon stretches from the high Cascades west to the Pacific Ocean, and from the California state line north to the Coquille River. Two principal …

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A Look Back At Portland Jazz: When the Joint Was Jumpin' by Michael McGregor

Written by Michael N. McGregor At 240 N. Broadway in Portland, a stone's throw from The Rose Garden where the Trail Blazers play their home …

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A Magnificent Country by Jeff LaLande

In the southeastern quadrant of Oregon—which largely coincides with the limits of Lake Harney, southeastern Deschutes, and all but the northernmost tip of Malheur County—the …

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A New City Charter by William Toll

By 1912, reformers were campaigning for a new city charter, which they said would make government more efficient and accessible to average citizens by having …

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A New Legal Landscape by William G. Robbins

The presence of Americans to the Oregon Country in the early 1840s led to a new legal landscape, imposed first in the Willamette Valley and …

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A New Status for the American Indian by Oregon Historical Society

On March 23, 1957, the Oregon Historical Society held its Third Annual Historical Forum, a discussion of events that had influenced Oregon’s political, social, cultural, …

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A Nice Function to Ask a Gentleman to Attend by The Oregonian

This syndicated cartoon was published in the Oregonian on March 15, 1899. It is a commentary on the rapidly changing situation in China at that …

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