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Heroes and rascals...
shipwrecks and lost gold ...

Welcome to Offbeat Oregon History, a public-history resource for the state we love. Here's what you'll find here:

  • A weekly newspaper column published in about a dozen Oregon community newspapers;
  • An archive of columns we've published since 2008, with pictures (arranged by date of first publication);
  • A daily podcast (7 to 12 minutes long) optimized for mobile-device listening via iTunes, Stitcher, or the podcatcher of your choice;
  • A weekly RSS feed optimized for smartphone newsreader apps like Pulse or Feedly;
  • An active Facebook page, Twitter feed, Pinterest boards.

Enjoy! And if you have any comments on stories, suggestions for column topics or other feedback — or if you're coming by the OSU campus and have time for a cup of coffee with a fellow history dork — drop me a note at fj-@-offbeatoregon-dot-com any time!

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— 1966, LANE COUNTY — COLUMN N° 529 — JANUARY 6, 2019 —
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Filming of “worst Western” was an unforgettable spectacle

— 1900, CROOK COUNTY — COLUMN N° 530 — JANUARY 13, 2019 —
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Sheepman’s disappearance may be Oregon’s oldest cold case

— 1852, LINN COUNTY — COLUMN N° 531 — JANUARY 20, 2019 —
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“Uncle Joab” Powell was West’s most famous pioneer preacher

— 1859, MARION COUNTY — COLUMN N° 532 — JANUARY 27, 2019 —
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Plain-talking “Uncle Joab” too blunt for Legislature’s comfort

— 1874, MULTNOMAH COUNTY — COLUMN N° 533 — FEBRUARY 3, 2019 —
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Portland’s “Temperance War of 1874”: The backstory

— 1874, MULTNOMAH COUNTY — COLUMN N° 534 — FEBRUARY 10, 2019 —
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Stubborn saloonkeeper wouldn't play nice with crusading ladies

— 1874, MULTNOMAH COUNTY — COLUMN N° 535 — FEBRUARY 17, 2019 —
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Riot at saloon led to charges … but not against the rioters

This column will go live on April 26, 2019.

— 1874, MULTNOMAH COUNTY — COLUMN N° 536 — FEBRUARY 23, 2019 —
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“Temperance Crusade” failed when leaders got too preachy

This column will go live on May 3, 2019.

— 1920s, TILLAMOOK COUNTY — COLUMN N° 537 — MARCH 3, 2019 —
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Old-time country doctors led colorful and interesting lives

This column will go live on May 10, 2019.

— 1892, CLATSOP COUNTY — COLUMN N° 538 — MARCH 10, 2019 —
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Shyster lawyer planned to steal man’s land by shanghaiing him

This column will go live on May 17, 2019.

— 1886, CLATSOP COUNTY — COLUMN N° 539 — MARCH 17, 2019 —
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Letter from afar gave man's family a view to a shanghaiing

This column will go live on May 25, 2019.

— 1916, UMATILLA COUNTY — COLUMN N° 540 — MARCH 25, 2019 —
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Umatilla mayor’s wife had an ‘election-day surprise’ for him

This column will go live on June 1, 2019.

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