Oregon native Gus Frederick works as a multimedia specialist for the State of Oregon. His background includes working as a graphic artist, animationist, filmmaker, and photographer. A longtime local history enthusiast, he is fascinated by many of the incredible stories from the Silverton country. He is the author of the 2006 annotated reissue of Homer Davenport's 1898 book Cartoons. His latest book, Silverton, is in Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, and his current projects include the collected writings of Dr. Timothy W. Davenport and a video documentary on his son Homer. He lives in Silverton.
Homer Davenport (1867-1912)
Homer Calvin Davenport was one of the most important and influential political cartoonists working in the United States during the end of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth. A native of Silverton, Oregon, he worked with prominent newspaper editors and developed a friendship with Theodore Roosevelt, who was …
The city of Silverton was established where Silver Creek flows northwest out of the foothills of the Cascades and enters the Willamette Valley at the 45th parallel. Historically a mill and timber town, the city of over ten thousand people in 2016 is the host of the Oregon Gardens …
Timothy Woodbridge Davenport (1826-1911)
Timothy Woodbridge “T.W.” Davenport, known as the Sage of Silverton, was a teacher, doctor, farmer, surveyor, Indian agent, storeowner, and legislator. He was also the father of political cartoonist Homer Davenport (1867-1912). Davenport was born on July 30, 1826, in Columbia, New York, to Benjamin and Sarah Gott …