Elaine Rohse

Elaine Dahl Rohse, McMinnville, is a native Oregonian and graduate of the University of Oregon journalism school. She is a past president and life member of the Yamhill County Historical Society. Her book, Poverty Wasn't Painful, was published in 2007. For more than thirty years she has written a column, "Rohse Colored Glasses," for the McMinnville News-Register, and has sold hundreds of articles to newspapers and magazines. She is a former lobbyist for Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association and Oregon State Sheriff's Association, and was McMinnville's first woman council member.

Author's Entries

  • Byron A. White (1893 - 1963)

    Byron A. White practiced chiropractic medicine in McMinnville for forty-one years, winning considerable recognition as what was known as a "bloodless surgeon." It was a term that White disliked, preferring "orthopedic and corrective manipulation." Although chiropractic was first used primarily to treat hips and other joints, White advanced its use …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Joseph Watt (1817 - 1890)

    Joseph Watt, who settled in Yamhill County in 1848, helped wake up the world to the area's fledgling commerce and manufacturing. He brought the first large flock of sheep to the Willamette Valley and hauled the first carding machine across the plains from Missouri to Oregon. In 1857, he established …

    Oregon Encyclopedia