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William S. U'Ren (1859-1949) by Oregon Journal

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Oregon was known for its experiments with democratic reform. The state developed a system of government that came …

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Williamson-Gesner Fraud by Unknown

Prineville-area resident Henry Hudson gave this testimony before the U.S. District Court on July 25, 1905. He discusses a land fraud scheme allegedly organized by …

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Wind River Log Drive by Unknown

This sequence of photographs shows logs released from behind a splash dam moving through southern Washington’s Wind River. The photographs were most likely taken sometime …

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Winema National Forest by President John F. Kennedy

Presidential Proclamation 3423, signed in July 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, created the Winema National Forest from portions of the Rogue, Deschutes, and Frémont …

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Winter Lodge of Umpqua Indians by Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper

This engraving was prepared from a sketch made in 1857 by an unknown artist. It appeared in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, April 24, 1858, …

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Winter Quarters by George Davidson

This work by American George Davidson is one a series of paintings in the museum collections at the Oregon Historical Society. Davidson produced the paintings …

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Woman Irons in Electrified Kitchen, c. 1940 by Unknown

This photograph of E. H. Davis, from Eugene, Oregon, is also preserved in the National Archives, along with other photographs related to the efforts of …

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Women's Land Army by Unknown

This 1944 photograph shows Mabel Mack, supervisor of the Oregon branch of the Women’s Land Army (WLA). The WLA was part of a World War …

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Women's Suffrage Handbill by College Equal Suffrage League

The Oregon chapter of the College Equal Suffrage League produced this handbill as part of a successful 1912 state campaign to give women the right …

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Women & Children outside Farm Labor Camp by Valley Migrant League Collection

This ca. 1967 photograph shows Hispanic women and children standing near plywood-sided cabins at a farm labor camp in the Willamette Valley.  The photograph is …

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