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Swan Island by William F. Willingham

Swan Island sits about eight miles above the mouth of the Willamette River. The island has played a significant role in the development of waterborne commerce in …

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Urban Indians in Oregon by Claudia Welala Long, Nez Perce

The Portland Metro area rests on traditional village sites of the Chinook, Clackamas, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Kalapuya, Molalla, Multnomah, Tualatin, and Wasco, among other peoples, …

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Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church by Mr. Raymond Burell III

The history of the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church of Portland is entwined with the history of Oregon’s African American population. In September 2016, the …

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Willie Mae Young Hart (1915-2017) by Heather Burmeister

In addition to the community organizing that characterized so many of her contemporaries, Willie Mae Young Hart made a habit of breaking the color line. …

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