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10th Anniversary of Women in the Armed Forces by Unknown

This photograph, likely taken in May 1952 during the third annual Armed Forces Day parade in Portland, depicts a Buick convertible decorated to commemorate the ...

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1811 Trailmarker by Michael McKenzie

Sometime around the summer of 1944, ten-year-old Douglas Owen found the 120-pound basalt rock shown above near the town of Bates, located about thirty miles ...

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1860 Census, Coos County by U. S. Census

This document is a typewritten transcript of the 1860 Schedule of Free Inhabitants in Coos County’s Coquille Precinct. It was transcribed from a microfilm copy ...

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Abandoned Ranch, Christmas Valley, 1963 by Al Monner, Oregon Journal

This photograph was taken in April 1963 by Oregon Journal photographer Al Monner. It shows an abandoned ranch in southeastern Oregon’s Christmas Valley. During the ...

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Abigail Scott Duniway votes by Abell & Son

Abigail Scott Duniway, sister of Daily Oregonian editor Harvey Scott, was a novelist, newspaper publisher, teacher, pioneer, milliner, and suffragist. An overland pioneer of 1852 ...

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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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"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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