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Vortex I music festival by William G. Robbins

During the war-hot summer of 1970, thousands of young people began streaming toward Clackamas County's Milo McIver State Park to attend Vortex I, a ...

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Silicon Forest by Craig Wollner

The Silicon Forest is the name applied to the cluster of high-technology firms (computer and electronic products) in Washington County. The name echoes that of ...

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Isaac Ingalls Stevens (1818-1862) by Kent Richards

Isaac Stevens strode through the Northwest's formative years (1853-1861) as a colossus among Lilliputians. The Northern Railway survey, Indian policy, settlement, infrastructure, and political ...

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Eva Emery Dye (1855-1947) by Sheri Bartlett Browne

As an impressionable and imaginative girl growing up in Illinois, Eva Emery pored over every historical novel written by Sir Walter Scott. Within the pages ...

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Death penalty by William R. Long

Oregon has had a death penalty for most of its history as a state, though it executed only two people since 1963, and both of ...

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Oshu Nippo by George Katagiri

For early Japanese immigrants to Oregon, a Japanese-language newspaper was their only contact with the world. In Portland, Shinsaburo Ban was a major labor contractor ...

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Frances Fuller Victor (1826-1902) by Sheri Bartlett Browne

In 1869, the Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine featured "Manifest Destiny in the West," by acclaimed eastern novelist and Oregon immigrant Frances Fuller Victor ...

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Book Publishing by Jeremy Skinner

Oregon's first book was Nez-Perce's First Book, an octavo-sized pamphlet published in 1839 by the mission at Lapwai in present-day Idaho (then a ...

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Harold Lenoir Davis (1894-1960) by Glen A. Love

Born and raised in rural and small-town Oregon, Harold Lenoir Davis was the most innovative and influential writer of the post-frontier Pacific Northwest. Memorable written ...

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Coos Bay by William G. Robbins

The Coos Bay estuary is a semi-enclosed, elongated series of sloughs and tidewater streams that drains approximately 825 square miles of southern Oregon's rugged ...

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