Mark Spence

Mark Spence is an independent scholar living in Albany, Oregon. He is the author of Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks (Oxford, 1999) and co-editor of Lewis and Clark: Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives (California, 2004).

Author's Entries

  • Albany

    The Albany area—situated at the confluence of the Calapooia and Willamette rivers and surrounded by one of the broadest and most level stretches of the Willamette Valley—embodied the promise of the Oregon Country in the mid-nineteenth century. Named the Linn County seat in 1851, and linked to markets by …

    Oregon Encyclopedia