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Yat Sing Music Club by Nancy J. Nusz

This photograph of the Yat Sing Music Club was taken by Nancy Nusz in 1994. The music club has been performing Cantonese opera in Portland ...

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Yelleppit and the Walla Walla by Meriwether Lewis

This excerpt from the journal of Meriwether Lewis describes the Corps of Discovery’s encounter with the Walla Walla Indians and their headman Yelleppit. After crossing the ...

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York by Richard Haas

This image is a detail from Richard Haas’ 1989 mural on the west side of downtown Portland’s Sovereign Building, home of the Oregon Historical Society ...

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Yosuke Matsuoka by Oregon Journal Collection

This photograph of Yosuke Matsuoka—part of the Oregon Journal collection—was taken in July 1940. Matsuoka was a Japanese diplomat who played a key role in ...

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Young Cadets Drill at Hill Military Academy by Unknown

This ca. 1920 photograph shows students on the campus of the Hill Military Academy in northwest Portland. Private schools have a long history in Oregon ...

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Youth Harvest Beans, Sauvie Island, 1943 by Unknown

This 1943 photograph shows two teenage boys working with a woman to harvest wax bush beans on Sauvie Island. During World War II, many Oregon ...

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Zacheas Van Ornum Petition for Indemnity by Zacheas Van Ornum

This letter was written by Oregon settler Zacheas Van Ornum. It is undated, but it was probably written to Van Ornum’s lawyer in the 1890s ...

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