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  • Masuzo Maruyama (1903–1941)

    Masuzo Maruyama boarded the Iyo Maru in Kobe, Japan, on March 15, 1903, his twenty-fifth birthday. When he went ashore in Seattle ten days later, …

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  • Samuel L. Simpson (1845-1899)

    Sam Simpson was a singer of love songs to Oregon. In 1899, Judge John Burnett called him “the [Robert] Burns of Oregon…who could make the …

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  • Talent

    Once called Wagner Creek, Talent is located in southwestern Oregon between Ashland and Medford. Situated near the confluences of Wagner and Anderson Creeks with …

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  • High Desert

    Oregon’s High Desert is a place apart, an inescapable reality of physical geography. The region forms an extensive area that is substantially different in climate, …

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  • Joel Palmer (1810-1881)

    Joel Palmer, who first saw the Oregon Country from a wagon in 1845, spent three decades participating in central events in Oregon’s political history. At …

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