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Across the Plains and into the Oregon Country by William L. Lang

The Expedition met no Indians from the time they left the Mandan and Hidatsa villages until they made contact with Sacagawea’s people in mid-August 1805 ...

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Act to Prohibit the Intermarriage of Races, 1866 by The Oregonian

The Oregonian clipping featured here presented the language of a new Oregon law approved by the Legislature on October 24, 1866. It banned miscegenation—marriage between ...

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A Distinct Community Takes Shape by Jeff LaLande

Many southeastern Oregon ranches strived for self-sufficiency. Nevertheless, the High Desert’s cattle kingdom necessarily had several small communities, but a very few of them grew ...

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"Admission of Collored [sic] Children to the Public School" by William Alexander Wood

Thomas Alexander Wood (1837-1904) was a white Oregon pioneer, a veteran of the Indian wars, and a Methodist clergyman. In these reminiscences he recalled the ...

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Advertisements, Salmon Fishery Initiatives, 1908 by Unknown

These two advertisements were published in the spring of 1908. The first document, titled “Your Vote is Necessary to Preserve the Salmon Industry,” represents ...

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Advertisement, Vote 314x Yes by P.S. Malcom

This paid advertisement in support of Measure 314, the compulsory public school attendance bill, appeared in many newspapers across the state in the weeks prior ...

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Advertising in Pacific Monthly, 1907 by Pacific Monthly

Shown here is a page of advertising from the September 1907 issue of Pacific Monthly, promoting investment in copper mining, “fortunes in fruit,” and ...

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A Forest Named Winema by Stephen Most

One quarter of Oregon consists of national forest lands. Within the drainage of the Klamath Basin, there are seven national forests, ranging from south-central Oregon ...

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A Framework for Learning by William G. Robbins

The non-Indian educational systems in the Pacific Northwest began with the Hudson’s Bay Company and New Englander John Ball, who taught the children of fur ...

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African American and Women Workers in World War II by William G. Robbins

  World War II, according to historian James Patterson, was the “central convulsion” of the twentieth century. The war signaled the end to the Great ...

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