Ted Dethlefs

Ted Dethlefs was born in Chehalis, Washington. After serving in the U.S. Navy as an aerial navigator in World War II, he earned his BA in Business and his MA in Recreation. From 1968 to 1980, he was the Recreation Technician for Oregon State Parks. He is one of the authors of Oregon's Five-Year Recreation Plan—a comprehensive program addressing the outdoor recreation needs of a diverse and growing population. He passed away in 2011.

Author's Entries

  • City of Mt. Angel

    Mt. Angel is a small community of about 3,392 people in 2020, approximately eighteen miles northeast of Salem. Indians had worshipped on the butte, called Tapalamaho, for generations, traveling from Klamath country to the southeast and from east of the Cascades. The first white settlers in the area …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Community of Eola (Cincinnati)

    Eola is three miles west of Salem, where the Willamette River bends to the east along Highway 22. A.C.R. Shaw founded the area in 1844 and named it Cincinnati for his home in Ohio. The first settlement of Cincinnati was on Rickreall Creek near its confluence with the Willamette River. …

    Oregon Encyclopedia