Andy Haugen is the head librarian and a social studies teacher at Valley Catholic High School. He graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, with a BA in history and an MA in the art of teaching. He received his MA in history from Arizona State University. Haugen enjoys anything related to the American Civil War, is a lifelong Oregonian, chair of Community Participation Organization 10, a member of the Oregon Archaeology Society, and Pacific University's Alumni Board of Representatives.
Benjamin Franklin Harding (1823–1899)
Benjamin Franklin Harding helped lead Oregon through the state’s formative and tumultuous years during the mid-nineteenth century as secretary of the Oregon Territory and speaker of the House of the Territorial Legislature. He rose to national distinction as a U.S. senator for Oregon during the American Civil War. Harding …
Isaac W. Smith (1826-1897)
Isaac Williams Smith—a surveyor, explorer, and Civil War veteran—was known as the Father of Portland's Water System. He supervised the development and creation of the Bull Run, Mount Tabor, and Washington Park Reservoirs (the main water sources for the City of Portland), and engineered the Willamette Falls and locks …
Roswell Hawks Lamson (1838–1903)
Roswell Hawks Lamson came of age during a transformative period in the mid-nineteenth century. An emigrant on the Oregon Trail when he was a boy, he was the first U.S. Naval Academy cadet accepted from Oregon, a hero in the Civil War, and a U.S. District Court clerk. Because of …