K.J. Deacon is a writer and newspaper journalist, formerly for the The Bend Bulletin, Anchorage Daily News, and The Sacramento Bee. Her B.A. and M.S. are from the University of Oregon School of Journalism, and she studied for a Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Utah, where she taught journalism and communication courses. She was an Interpretive Intern and Public Services Representative at the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
Queen Marie of Romania's 1926 visit to Oregon
A beautiful queen, an eccentric Washington State millionaire with a passion for the Columbia Gorge, a public altercation before the crème of Portland society. No wonder Queen Marie of Romania’s 1926 visit to Oregon garnered national headlines. Marie Alexandra Victoria, the granddaughter of Queen Victoria, married Crown Prince Ferdinand of …
Thompson’s Mills, the oldest existing water-powered grain mill in Oregon, hugs the Calapooia River about two miles east of Shedd in Linn County. In 2004, the Oregon Parks and Recreation bought the mill and opened it to the public because "the mill, its associated buildings and water features present OPRD …