Susan Stelljes

Susan Stelljes is the author of Wonder Dog, the Story of Silverton Bobbie (2001). She discovered the story of Bobbie while doing volunteer work on the archives of the Oregon Humane Society. She is involved with Silverton's annual Bobbie Day (February 15) to commemorate Bobbie's return to Silverton, and is a judge for the Bobbie Look-a-Like contest held before the Silverton Pet Parade the third Saturday in May. Susan lives in Portland. She is currently working on a novel.

Author's Entries

  • Bobbie the Wonder Dog

    Bobbie the Wonder Dog, of Silverton, was the canine hero in a story that became a national sensation. On a February day in 1924, the two-year-old scotch-collie mix appeared on the doorstep of his owners, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brazier. What amazed them was that they had not seen their dog …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Portland Civic Theatre

    Portland Civic Theatre was at the forefront of a transitional movement for theater companies in American cities during the 1910s and 1920s. Live theater was disappearing as people flocked to motion pictures, and once-thriving stock theaters were closing, leaving a vacuum for those who appreciated live performances. As part of …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Storefront Theatre

    From 1970 to 1990, Storefront Actor's Theatre produced some of the most original, challenging, and visually stunning live theater in Portland. Breaking away from the constraints of conventional theater, Storefront reflected the turbulent social and political climates of the time by introducing Portland audiences to original works that explored social, …

    Oregon Encyclopedia