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Yamsi Barn by Stephen Most

The first cattle were introduced to the Klamath Basin in the winter of 1856 by Judge F. Adams, a California rancher who grazed his herd …

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Yat Sing Music Club by Nancy J. Nusz

This photograph of the Yat Sing Music Club was taken by Nancy Nusz in 1994. The music club has been performing Cantonese opera in Portland …

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Yelleppit and the Walla Wallas by Meriwether Lewis

This excerpt from Meriwether Lewis’s journal describes the Corps of Discovery’s encounter with Walla Wallas and their headman Yelleppit (Tamtappam). After crossing the Umatilla River—which Lewis …

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Yosuke Matsuoka by Oregon Journal Collection

This photograph of Yosuke Matsuoka—part of the Oregon Journal collection—was taken in July 1940. Matsuoka was a Japanese diplomat who played a key role in …

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Young Cadets Drill at Hill Military Academy by Unknown

This ca. 1920 photograph shows students on the campus of the Hill Military Academy in northwest Portland. Private schools have a long history in Oregon, …

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Youth Harvest Beans, Sauvie Island, 1943 by Unknown

This 1943 photograph shows two teenage boys working with a woman to harvest wax bush beans on Sauvie Island. During World War II, many Oregon …

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Zacheas Van Ornum Petition for Indemnity by Zacheas Van Ornum

This letter was written by Oregon settler Zacheas Van Ornum. It is undated, but it was probably written to Van Ornum’s lawyer in the 1890s …

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