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Pub. date Headline Region & County Decades Hashtags
2022.12.01 Blum-Dunbar gang smuggled opium by the shipload out of old Portland waterfront PDX METRO
Multnomah &al.
1890s #ClatsopCounty #ColumbiaCounty #NatBlum #WilliamDunbar #JamesLotan #BuncoKelley #YosukeMatsuoka #Opium #Smugglers #HaytianRepublic #Shanghaiing #SSPortland #Trial
2022.11.01 Yosuke “Frank” Matsuoka: The ex-Oregonian who helped start World War II PDX METRO
Multnomah &al.
1890s, 1900s, 1940s #LaneCounty #ButterflyEffect #ImperialJapan #Nazis #WW2 #UO #Opium #WarCrimes #ManchuriaIncident #Versailles #Hiroshima #Hitler #HaytianRepublic #Chinese #Portland #LambertDunbar #JamesLotan #Versailles #LeagueOfNations #HidekiTojo #PearlHarbor #Tuberculosis #DavidLu #MasaharuAno #MeganBrenan
2022.10.01 Oregon’s bloody two-month-long manhunt for ‘king of western outlaws’ (Harry Tracy) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1900s #HarryTracy #DavidMerrill #ButchCassidy #Shootout #StatePen #Jailbreak #Portland #BuncoKelley #HarrySeverns #HighwayRobbery#OregonBoot #DavidKrajicek #StewartHolbrook #WildBunch #WhoseCorpse #Prison
2022.09.01 Former Oregon City whorehouse is a national historical treasure today (McLoughlin House) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Clackamas
1840s, 1900s #JohnMcLoughlin #Marguerite #OregonTerritory #FortVancouver #HudsonsBayCo #PhoenixHotel #WillametteFalls #OregonCity #EvaEmeryDye #SingerHill #Bordello #EGCaufield #HawleyPulpAndPaper #WCarll #OregonTrail #HerbertBeaver #Chautauqua #VaraCaufield #SheriBartlettBrown #RichardMatthews
2022.08.01 In lieu of prison, murder-case convict was auctioned off as a temporary slave WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Polk
1850s #CyreniusHooker #Murder #HiramEverman #ReturnEverman #Crime #Burglary #Frontier #Dallas #Indenture #Prison #Cynthian #OregonTrail #SamuelGoff #DavidCoe #GoldRush #EnochSmith #Posse #TheodorePrather #GeorgeCurry #MyrtleCreek #ThomasBranigar #ScottMcArthur
2022.07.01 During the war, Oregonians built 50 aircraft carriers in less than 18 months COLUMBIA RIVER
Multnomah
1940s #HenryKaiser #LibertyShips #CasablancaClass #EscortCarriers #CVE #WWII #Portland #Shipyards #Vancouver #Vanport #LST #AlazonBay #KaiserJeeps #BattleOffSamar #Taffy3 #WW2 #ScotMacDonald #WilliamYBlood
2022.06.01 Deadly ’64 tsunami killed four, did a lot of damage in Oregon COAST
Lincoln
1960s #Alaska #GoodFridayQuake #TidalWave #Disasters #Fatal #Earthquake #Cascadia #Megathrust #RogueWave
2022.05.01 Is treasure of lucky beach-gold miners still out there, hidden in the woods? COAST
Coos &al.
1840s #DouglasCounty #Randolph #GoldRush #GoldBeach #BlackSand #WhiskeyRun #LostGold #BuriedTreasure #Mining #Coast #CoquilleRiver #PistolRiver
2022.04.01 Oregon’s biggest uranium mine found by an amateur rockhound-hobbyist OUTBACK
Lake
1950s #Lakeview #ColdWar #Atomic #Nuclear #Mining #GoldRush #MidCentury #WhiteKing #LuckyLass #GeigerCounter #Superfund #Cleanup
2022.03.01 Meetings were like summer camp for grown-ups (Gladstone and Ashland Chautauqua) PDX METRO
Clackamas &al.
1910s #JosephineCounty #LinnCounty #Gladstone #Ashland #ProgressiveEra #Bible #Beehive #Education #Culture #SelfHelp #ExtensionService #College #EvaEmeryDye
2022.02.01 Lost-cabin treasure tales tantalize gold seekers in Oregon backcountry SOUTHERN
Jackson &al.
1910s #Outback #WascoCounty #Applegate #SteamboatMountain #Gold #BuriedTreasure #Mining #CentralPoint #Stagecoach #Robbery #WellsFargo #TheDalles
2022.01.01 “Shoestring railroad” beat the mighty Southern Pacific in Coos Bay Railway fight COAST RANGE
Coos &al.
1910s #LaneCounty #Eugene #Marshfield #NorthBend #SouthCoast #SouthernPacific #GreatNorthern #CoosBayRailLine #RealEstate
2021.12.01 Is a lost ledge of rocks worth $400 a bucket still out there? (The Lost Soldiers’ Mine) SOUTHERN
Douglas &al.
1850s #CurryCounty #PortOrford #CoquilleMountains #CivilWar #LostLedge #Gold #CowCreek #BuriedTreasure #LostMine #RogueRiver
2021.11.01 Legend of Portuguese buried treasure likely started as a true story COAST
Tillamook
1840s #NehalemRiver #RubyElHult #TillamookMine #Shipwreck #Commune #Gold #GalesCreek #HudsonsBayCo #Indians #BuriedTreasure
2021.10.01 Astoria is rich in legends of lost gold and hidden treasure COAST
Clatsop
1890s, 1920s #AstoriaColumn #CoxcombHill #Goonies #Pirate #Loot #Gold #FlavelHouse #ColumbiaRiverBar #Marine #GeorgeFlavel #HatchetHarry
2021.09.01 OSU’s record-setting hen sparked “fowl” feud with eugenicist newspaper editor WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Benton &al.
1910s, 1920s #LaneCounty #Corvallis #OSU #CottageGroveLeader #LadyMacDuff #Hens #EggLaying #Racism #Eugenics #BigChicken #JamesDryden #PoultryShows
2021.08.01 Sordid Portland slasher murder was baffling 100 years ago, and still is today PDX METRO
Multnomah
1920s #HarryAgee #LouiseAgee #GrimWidow #Razor #Throat #Burglary #Ozarks #CagedTigress #Trombone #LoveTriangle #PantingVixen
2021.07.01 Nationally famous writer Stewart Holbrook captured spirit of mid-century Oregon PDX METRO
Multnomah
1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s #MidCentury #Logging #Literature #PopHistory #Writer #Character #Vermont #RiverPig #MrOtis #JamesBlaine #Mackinaw #Mercury #Hols
2021.06.01 Hoard of gold in shipwrecked yacht piqued the FBI's interest a day too late COAST
Lincoln
1970s #Waldport #Newport #USCG #Sailboat #Yacht #Rescue #Gold #Shipwreck #ThomasMcAdams #PortOrford #Hypothermia #Heroes #CoastGuard #BosunsMate #MLB
2021.05.01 Citizens of Boring hired world-champion boxer to humiliate the town bully PDX METRO
Clackamas
1900s, 1910s #ClackamasCounty #FreeColdwell #JimCroce #BarFighter #Boring #Bluto #TommyBurns #NoahBrusso #WorldChampion #TownBully #Boxing
2021.04.01 Frankie Baker of 'Frankie and Johnny' fame was hiding from “her song” in Portland PDX METRO
Multnomah
1910s #FrankieBaker #Ragtime #Bordellos #Jazz #Music #PianoProfessors #AllenBritt #NellieBly #MaeWest #Murder #FrankieAndJohnny
2021.03.01 Oregonians played a prominent role in the 1930s’ horrific “Trunk Murders” WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion County
1930s #Phoenix #AnnieLeRoi #SammySamuelson #DrWilliamJudd #WinnieRuthJudd #Opium #LoveTriangle #Railroads #Unsolved #Dismembered
2021.02.01 Coos Bay shipwreck became the scene of a massive, drunken looting party COAST
Coos
1910s #Marshfield #NorthBend #SalvageRights #SantaClara #Steamship #Prohibition #Fatal #Looters #Pirates #WhiskeyGalore
2021.01.01 On the lam from the FBI? Hide out in a small, friendly Oregon town! COAST RANGE
Clatsop &al.
1940s, 1950s #PDXmetro #WashingtonCounty #FBIMostWanted #Outlaws #KEX #CowboyJimWilliams #KenVanKampen #GangBusters #Fugitives
2020.12.01 Portland’s rabbi got in a gunfight at President Rutherford B. Hayes’ hotel (Rabbi Moses May) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1870s #RutherfordBHayes #BethIsrael #Reform #Orthodox #Jews #Minhag #Ashkenazi #Synagogue #MosesMay #IsaacMayerWise
2020.11.01 U.S. Supreme Court decided slavery was legal, but only for sailors COAST
Clatsop
1890s #ArgoFour #Union #SupremeCourt #13thAmendment #SeamensUnion #RobertsonVsBaldwin SeamensAct #Constitution #Astoria
2020.10.01 Ain't no party like a shanghaiing party: One sudden sailor's story (Aquilla Ernest Clark) COAST
Multnomah &al.
1890s, 1910s #ClatsopCounty #Astoria #Portland #LarrySullivan #AquillaErnestClark #BuncoKelley #Shanghaied #Riverboat #Party #Astoria #Hookers #Waterfront
2020.09.01 Boss shanghaier Larry Sullivan's second career as a legendary mining-stock swindler PDX METRO
Multnomah
1890s, 1900s, 1910s #ClatsopCounty #GoldfieldNevada #LarrySullivan #GeorgeGrahamRice #GrantBros #Gambling #HorseRacing #Shanghaiing #Gans #Nelson #GoldMines #Boxing
2019.08.01 “Cable-car” service to Timberline Lodge: A city bus dangling from a logging cable CASCADE RANGE
Hood River &al.
1920s, 1930s, 1950s #ClackamasCounty #TimberlineLodge #USFS #Skyscraper #Aerial #Tramway #CloudCapInn #Skiway #MazamaClub #FlyingBuses #WPA #GoodRoads #MountHoodScenicLoop #LLWyler #WBGreeley #JOttoGeorge #SkylineLogging #CityBus #TracklessTrolley #GeorgeRausch #JudithRose #LindsayBenjamin #OHS
2020.07.01 Newcomer's stinginess with beach access led to massive drug bust COAST
Coos
1970s #DrugSmuggling #Steamship #DUKW #BeachBill #LARC-V #NewRiver #StormRanch #Heart #Biggest #DrugBust #Cannabis
2020.06.01 Roseburg dentist killed man with dynamite, mailed panties to Seattle, fled (1 of 2) SOUTHERN
Douglas
1920s #DrRichardBrumfield #DennisRussell #CarFire #Corpse #SilkPanties #NormanWhitney #Suicide #Dillard #Dynamite #ForensicDentistry #Moonshine #Explosions #Lingerie #Calgary #MazamaClub #HumanFoot
2020.06.01 Box of sexy lingerie got runaway Roseburg dynamite murderer-dentist caught (2 of 2) SOUTHERN
Douglas
1920s #DrRichardBrumfield #SilkPanties #Dynamite #Lingerie #Calgary #LynchMob #LadiesMan #Letters #FalseConfession #ClaraKillam #DragQueens #WalterEvans #KuKluxKlan #SuicideByCop #SuspiciousSuicide #ColdCases
2020.05.01 Oregon’s wildest lost-cabin gold mine story may be true … but probably not SOUTHERN
Jackson
1850s, 1860s, 1890s #SamSimpson #RogueIndians #ShastaIndians #Ghost #Skeletons #BuriedTreasure #Poetry #OregonNativeSonMagazine
2020.04.01 Newport railroad tycoon T.E. Hogg's war record: Highway robbery on the high seas COAST
Lincoln
1860s, 1870s #TEdgentonHogg #CivilWar #Confederate #NewGranada #CunningPlan #Railroad #Jailbird #Yaquina #Pirates #Privateers #Alcatraz
2020.03.01 Legendary Oregon prospector's death sparked two “Lost Gold Mine” legends SOUTHERN
Jackson
1870s, 1880s, 1890s #EdSchieffelin #Tombstone #GoldMiner #LostCabinGold #LostRedBlanketMine #StewartHolbrook #TreasureMap #BuriedTreasure
2020.02.01 The legendary Great Sea Serpent of the Columbia River Bar was lamely named “Colossal Claude” COAST
Clatsop
1930s, 1940s #ColossalClaude #Cryptids #Rose #Lightship #Viv #Argo #SeaMonster #Plesiosaurids #ColumbiaRiverBar #Bigfoot #DevilsChurn
2020.01.01 With a friend like A.C. Edmunds, early suffragists needed no enemies! PDX METRO
Multnomah
1860s, 1870s #Portland #TemperanceCrusaders #Suffrage #Unitarian #Abolitionist #Unions #WTPL #WCTU #VotersBookOfRemembrance
2019.12.29 Grahams’ “Yellow Stack Line” epitomized steamboat era PDX METRO
Clackamas &al.
1890s, 1900s, 1910s #MultnomahCounty #OregonCity #Grahamona #YellowStackLine #Altona #Oregona #Sternwheelers #Flood #PassengerService #Hops #Canemah
2019.12.22 West Coast once the Detroit of the marine-engine industry COAST
Clatsop
1900s, 1910s #Astoria #Fishboats #ColumbiaRiverBar #GasolineEngines #Gillnetters #UnionGasEngineCo #Salmon #Cannery #Bowpickers
2019.12.15 Asahel Bush crossed swords with Oregon’s first woman doc, lost WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1850s, 1860s #Salem #FirstWoman #Hydropathy #WaterCure #Lecturer #Reformer #HygienicMedicine #Homeopathy #Allopaths #Vegetarians
2019.12.08 Neighbor’s theft of widow and orphans’ home too much for jury WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Benton
1850s #BentonCounty #SoapCreekValley #Corvallis #Slavery #LetitiaCarson #Homestead #GreenberrySmith #Lawsuit #FirstBlack #Rustlers #Williams
2019.12.01 How Abe Tichner hustled the rubes at 1870s county fairs PDX METRO
Washington
1870s, 1880s #Portland #MultnomahCounty #Tichner #OswaldWest #Cigars #Havana #PPD #CountyFair #PatentMedicine #Gamblers #Swindle
2019.11.24 Mayors Lee, Schrunk set tone for Portland’s mid-century modern era (Part 3 of 3) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1940s, 1950s, 1960s #Portland #Mayors #Corruption #CityHall #Lane #ProgressiveEra #Vice #Reform #FirstWoman #Teamsters #Elkins
2019.11.17 In 1800s Portland, at least one mayor paid to play (Part 2 of 3) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1880s, 1890s #Portland #CityHall #Corruption #Bribery #Chapman #Besser #Lappeus #Pennoyer #BullRun #Williams #Starvation #Cult
2019.11.10 Frontier-era mayors were a surprisingly dramatic bunch (Part 1 of 3) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1860s, 1870s, 1880s #Portland #Vaughan #Lappeus #McCormick #Hoyt #Rosenheim #Simon #Thompson #Bettors #Gambling #Corruption #CityHall
2019.11.03 Skill and a stout ship kept U.S.S. Peacock shipwreck fatality-free COAST
Clatsop
1840s #ColumbiaRiverBar #USN #PeacockSpit #SailingShip #ManOfWar #Shipwreck #CapeDisappointment #Rescue
2019.10.27 Oregon’s first murder convict saved from gallows by his wife WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Benton
1850s #BentonCounty #Marysville #Corvallis #NimrodOKelley #Corvallis #HomesteadAct #Murder #Gunfight #SupremeCourt #GovernorPardons
2019.10.20 Law in frontier Oregon was rough, but not always ready COAST RANGE
Tillamook &al.
1850s, 1860s, 1870s #WILLAMETTE #PolkCounty #WashingtonTerritory #DumbCrooks #Jailbreak #Yeggs #Safecrackers #CriminalJustice #Vigilantes
2019.10.13 Battleship U.S.S. Oregon lost in Pearl Harbor attack — sort of PDX METRO
Multnomah
1890s, 1900s, 1940s #Portland #Waterfront #SpanishAmericanWar #Bulldog #GreatWhiteFleet #PreDreadnought #MuseumShip #Scrap #WorldWarII
2019.10.06 Brothel madam’s sidekicks were bad at corpse disposal PDX METRO
Multnomah
1880s #Portland #CarrieBradley #Brothels #ConcreteShoes #Murder #Chloroform #DeadBody #BrassKnuckles #Opium #Trial
2019.09.29 Carrie Bradley was the Brigid O’Shaughnessy of old Portland PDX METRO
Multnomah
1870s, 1880s #Portland #FemmeFatale #CarrieBradley #Hookers #Bordellos #Murder #CourtOfDeath #ChiefLappeus #BadGirls #NorthEnd
2019.09.22 West Coast’s first published novel a torrid page-turner WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Clackamas &al.
1830s, 1840s #YamhillCounty #FrenchPrairie #MargaretJewettBailey #RuthRover #Notorious #BadGirls #StormyPetrel #Divorcee #Authoress #PioneeringWomen
2019.09.15 Oregon’s literary legacy built on a “True Confession” novel WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion &al.
1850s, 1860s #ClackamasCounty #FrenchPrairie #MargaretJewettBailey #RuthRover #First #Journalist #Novelist #JasonLee #BadReputation #Willson #Methodists
2019.09.08 Horse racing, and race fixing, used to be wildly popular OUTBACK
Malheur &al.
1890s, 1900s, 1910s #HarneyCounty #JordanValley #Bookies #Thoroughbreds #CayusePony #Hookers #HomerDavenport #Gamblers #Cartoonists #Bettors #Wagers
2019.09.01 Cape Kiwanda dory fleet launches into teeth of breakers Coast
Tillamook
1910s, 1920s, present #PacificCity #LeeShore #GrandBanks #CapeKiwanda #PortOrford #ChiefKiawandaRock #PacificCityDorymensAssociation
2019.08.25 Haystack Rock was once a target for daredevil climbers COAST
Clatsop
1940s, 1950s, 1960s #CannonBeach #Helicopters #Rescue #DeadBabyBirds #RockClimbing #Dynamite #OregonIslandsWildlifeSanctuary #BirdNests
2019.08.18 Eugene’s first university died when president started gunfight WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Lane
1850s, 1860s #LaneCounty #Eugene #ColumbiaCollege #UniversityOfOregon #JoaquinMiller #CivilWar #Slavery #Confederates #Arson #PacificHerald #Kincaid
2019.08.11 Oregon’s “Miner 29ers” beat Depression with a gold pan SOUTHERN
Jackson
1930s #SouthernOregon #GoldMines #MiningClaims #Prospectors #Depression #Unemployment #OffTheGrid #CabinLife #BankHoliday #KerbyJackson
2019.08.04 Mining law a response to plot to seize gold mines with troops SOUTHERN
Jackson &al.
1860s, 1870s #GoldCountry #WashingtonDC #GoldMines #Confederates #CivilWar #MiningClaims #Prospectors #Capitol #GoldRush #Laws #MiningActOf1872 #Suffrage
2019.07.28 Chasing a rumor, prospectors turned backs on a fortune twice CASCADE RANGE
Grant
1860s #GrantCounty #PrairieCity #Prospectors #Aldred #GoldRush #Bannocks #Cayuse #GoldMining #Auburn #PrairieDiggingsMine #DecomposedQuartz
2019.07.21 “Lobster trap for bootleggers” was a huge but costly success COAST
Tillamook
1920s #DrHuckleberry #Garibaldi #Movies #Hollywood #Fake #Prohibition #OnLocation #LawEnforcement #Lighthouse #Oceanside
2019.07.14 Was the Bridge of the Gods a real thing? Almost certainly COLUMBIA RIVER
Hood River
1450s #UndergroundRiver #EdgarRiceBurroughs #Indians #Legends #Folklore #Landslide #ColumbiaRiverGorge #CascadeLocks #NaturalBridge
2019.07.07 How a banana peel changed the course of Oregon history WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion &al.
1910s #MultnomahCounty #Salem #OswaldWest #HarryLane #Governor #BeachBill #LandFraud #Democrats #ProgressiveEra #Reformers #Election #Politics
2019.06.30 Surge of confederate refugees made big changes in Oregon politics WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1860s #Salem #CivilWar #Confederate #Missouri #Slavery #Supermajority #SouthernDemocrats #14thAmendment #Williams #Corbett
2019.06.23 “Hold-Up Session” of 1896-97 featured a giant house party WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1890s #Salem #HoldUpSession #JonathanBourne #JohnMitchell #Hipple #EldridgeBlock #FreeSilver #WilliamUren #Corruption #Vice
2019.06.16 Bungling attempt by old crimps marked end of shanghaiing era PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s #Portland #Waterfront #MysteriousBillySmith #Crimps #JostBros #JumboRiley #BuncoKelley #ShanghaiWhite #Boxers
2019.06.09 Oregon tried to regulate crimps with monopoly for worst one PDX METRO
Clatsop &al.
1900s #MultnomahCounty #Portland #Waterfront #LarrySullivan #MysteriousBilly #WhiteBros #GrantBros #Crimps #Capitol #Corrruption #Boxers
2019.06.02 Mysterious Billy Smith: World champion boxer by day, shanghaier by night PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s #Portland #Waterfront #MysteriousBillySmith #Crimps #LarrySullivan #VoterFraud #ShanghaiWhite #GrantBros #Prizefighters
2019.05.26 Portland’s “Shanghai Tunnels”: Mostly myth, but not entirely PDX METRO
Multnomah
1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s #Portland #Waterfront #Folklore #MichaelJones #NorthEnd #TransitBank #Hobos #Opium #Prohibition #PortlandSeawall #OldTown
2019.05.19 “Diamond Bill” Barrett was the Heiress Whisperer: Oregon's own "Mr. Wickham" PDX METRO
Washington
1910s #WashingtonCounty #Hillsboro #JaneAusten #GeorgeWickham #Gamblers #Rake #Hustler #AliceDrexel #SidiWirtSpreckels #MissingPearls #GoldDigger
2019.05.12 Life station keeper’s cowardice cost 11 sailors their lives COAST
Coos
1880s #CapeArago #USCG #Lifestation #Fatal #Shipwreck #SSTacoma #Desmond #DoryFishermen #Rescue #CoosBay #ChandlerBWatson
2019.05.05 Ship captain doubled down on ill-considered wager … and lost COAST
Lincoln
1890s #Offshore #TillicumBeach #SailingShips #Fatal #Shipwrecks #Waldport #Lifestation #Racing #Atalanta #FullRigger #Windjammer
2019.04.28 Lava Lake murders are still officially unsolved, but … (Part 2 of 2) CASCADE RANGE
Deschutes
1920s #LakeCounty #LavaLakes #CharlesHydeKimzey #Ambush #Carjacking #LastChanceRanch #Trappers #Cabin #Conviction #ColdCase
2019.04.21 Trappers’ disappearance had relative suspecting foul play (Part 1 of 2) CASCADE RANGE
Deschutes
1920s #LakeCounty #LavaLakes #MothersIntuition #MissingPersons #USMC #Loggers #CharlesHydeKimzey #RayVanBurenJackson #Murder #ColdCase
2019.04.14 Old-time loggers, millworkers were tough, stoic characters COAST RANGE
Tillamook
1920s, 1930s, 1940s #DrHuckleberry #Garibaldi #Sawmill #Amputations #WorkplaceInjuries #Dynamite #BackToWork #MissingFingers #Medicine
2019.04.07 Skunk’s “beautiful pelt” woulda been best admired from afar COAST RANGE
Tillamook
1920s #DrHuckleberry #Garibaldi #Loggers #Trappers #Snoose #SideHustles #Bootleggers #Moonshine #BearAttacks #Tobacco #Stills
2019.03.31 “Prepaid shanghaiing” plot went off the rails — fatally PDX METRO
Multnomah
1880s #Portland #Waterfront #JimTurk #FrederickKalashua #Racism #Crimps #Sailors #Carpenter #Boardinghouse #Opium #Overdose
2019.03.23 Umatilla mayor’s wife had an ‘election-day surprise’ for him COLUMBIA RIVER
Umatilla
1910s #UmatillaCounty #LauraStarcher #CityHall #ProgressiveEra #Suffrage #PetticoatGovernment #Surprise #Underdog #Cleanup #SmallTown
2019.03.17 Letter from afar gave man's family a view to a shanghaiing COAST
Clatsop
1880s #Astoria #Crimps #GrantBros #CarrollBeebe #Sailors #Boardinghouse #BloodMoney #Shanghaiers #Corruption #Swindlers
2019.03.10 Shyster lawyer planned to steal man’s land by shanghaiing him COAST
Clatsop
1890s #Astoria #DariusNorris #Browning #Murder #PoliceChief #Corruption #CityHall #Lawyers #Jail #LarrySullivan #BloodMoney #Crimps
2019.03.03 Old-time country doctors led colorful and interesting lives COAST
Tillamook
1920s, 1930s #Garibaldi #DrHuckleberry #Floods #Hearses #HouseCalls #HudsonCars #Pneumonia #Tobacco #Ambulances #DrRobertBoles
2019.02.23 “Temperance Crusade” failed when leaders got too preachy (Part 4 of 4) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1870s #Portland #StreetBattle #Jail #Police #Corruption #CityHall #AbigailScottDuniway #ACEdmunds #DirtyTricks #Syphilis
2019.02.17 Riot at saloon led to charges … but not against the rioters (Part 3 of 4) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1870s #Portland #WomensTemperancePrayerLeague #Riots #JamesLappeus #FrancesFullerVictor #Mob #PortlandPolice #Arrested
2019.02.10 Stubborn saloonkeeper wouldn't play nice with crusading ladies (Part 2 of 4) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1870s #Portland #Liquor #Gambling #Prostitution #Crusade #Temperance #Pickets #WalterMoffett #WebfootSaloon #Bulletin #Sin
2019.02.03 Portland’s “Temperance War of 1874”: The backstory (Part 1 of 4) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1870s #Portland #Victorians #WCTU #SalvationArmy #SaloonCulture #Alcohol #Suffrage #Evangelism #Churches #Women
2019.01.27 Plain-talking “Uncle Joab” too blunt for Legislature’s comfort (Part 2 of 2) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1850s, 1860s #LinnCounty #Salem #Capitol #Legislature #Firsts #Saloons #Vice #Senate #VictorTrevitt #CircuitRiders #Vaudeville #JoabPowell
2019.01.20 “Uncle Joab” Powell was West’s most famous pioneer preacher (Part 1 of 2) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Linn
1850s, 1860s #LinnCounty #Salem #Crabtree #ProvidencePioneerChurch #Baptist #CircuitRiders #JoabPowell #TentRevivals #Legislature
2019.01.13 Sheepman’s disappearance may be Oregon’s oldest cold case OUTBACK
Crook
1880s, 1890s, 1900s #CrookCounty #Prineville #Sheepshooters #RangeWar #UnsolvedMystery #Murder #MissingPerson #LeonidasDouris #LandTheft #Vigilantes
2019.01.06 Filming of “worst Western” was an unforgettable spectacle OUTBACK &al.
Lane &al.
1960s #CascadeRange #LakeCounty #Eugene #Movies #TheWayWest #McKenzie #FortRock #CrookedRiverBob #Jaycees #Hollywood #HeavensGate
2018.12.30 Joe Knowles, the “Bear Grylls of the 1910s,” had something to prove SOUTHERN
Josephine
1910s #Siskiyous #NakedAndAfraid #NatureMan #WilliamRandolphHearst #BostonPost #MountainMan #Scandal #Cheating #Famous #Artist #PoisonOak #Eugenics
2018.12.23 Summer shipwreck adventure couldn’t happen today COAST
Multnomah
1930s #ClatsopCounty #SummerVacation #Bicycle #AdmiralBenson #PeacockSpit #Shipwreck #ColumbiaRiverBar #Rescue #USCG #RoadTrip #Tide #LifeStations #Astoria #Ilwaco #BreechesBuoy #StanAllyn #WallyStenlake #JamesGibbsJr #DarylMcClary
2018.12.16 Ka-Ton-Ka was Oregon’s own patent-medicine sensation — well, sort of CASCADE RANGE
Jefferson
1880s #WarmSprings #IndianReservation #DonaldMcKay #OregonIndianMedicine #BuffaloBill #PatentMedicine #WildWest #Vaudeville #MedicineShow
2018.12.09 Dry town’s sting on drugstore’s secret saloon didn’t go well PDX METRO
Washington
1890s #ForestGrove #PacificUniversity #Prohibition #JamaicaGinger #Drugstore #LawAndOrder #Arson #Temperance #WCTU #ThomasTongue #Liquor
2018.12.02 Klamath County’s squabble over courthouses wasted $3.1 million SOUTHERN
Klamath
1900s #CountySeat #HotSprings #GraftAndCorruption #Theft #TaxDollarsAtWork #CountyJail #KlamathFalls
2018.11.25 Dynamite killing a sordid love triangle gone bad PDX METRO
Multnomah
1950s #KermitSmith #MarjorieSmith #Murder #CarBomb #VictorWolf #Vamp #SexSlave #Alaska #Homesteaders #ToDieFor #InsuranceFraud #Adultery
2018.11.19 Range-wars veteran put Oregon on map as sheep country OUTBACK
Wasco
1890s, 1900s #HayCreekRanch #JackEdwards #Wool #SheepKing #Shaniko #RangeWars #DrBaldwin #Homesteaders #Sheepshooters #USFS #USSR
2018.11.11 Pro-tip: Model T engines make lousy airplane motors CASCADE RANGE
Deschutes
1930s #TedBarber #Waco #StormsFlyingFlivver #Homebuilt #Biplane #Barnstormer #Bend #Prineville #Glider #Barnstorming #FlightSchool #Aviation
2018.11.04 Is Central Oregon’s lost crystal cave just a legend? CASCADE RANGE
Deschutes
1890s, 1900s #Burns #LaPine #HighDesert #Mining #LavaCaves #Cowboys #MelanyTupper #ShonquestRanch #MythsAndLegends #ArnoldIceCave #Grotto #Vandalism
2018.10.28 Portland’s play to beat The Dalles literally cost a mint COLUMBIA RIVER
Wasco
1860s #GoldRush #Mining #GriffinGulch #MintBuilding #CivilWar #Cascades #Freebridge #Fire #CarsonCity #USTreasury #BrotherJonathan #Irony
2018.10.21 Stubborn citizen Richard Chambers got nation’s first bottle bill passed COAST
Tillamook
1970s #Nudge #Litter #KeepOregonGreen #Returnable #BeerBottles #Deposit #RichardChambers #TomMcCall #NestuccaSpit #Bribery #SOLV #MerchantMarines #CleanUpPollutionAward #VictoriaBerger #BrentWalth #PaulHanneman #BettyRoberts #TedHallock #MarkHenkels
2018.10.14 Dead Oregon hero-doctor had his identity stolen by serial swindler COAST
Coos
1910s #DrRichardBarber #DrJeanBarber #HarryVirtue #UnlicensedVeterinarian #Con #Gardiner #Florence #Siltcoos #Liverpool #EscapeAttempt #WW1 #WinchesterBay #Tenmile #GlenadaFerry #SpanishAmericanWar #Malaria #Sheridan #Yoncalla #Hypothermia #Treeton #DrHenryBond #Brazil #Fugitive #DrHarrySiddons #JeffreySmith
2018.10.07 Linn County had a bloody holiday season in 1895 WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Linn
1890s #Jordan #EmmaHannah #Loyal #LloydMontgomery #Brownsville #LottieHiatt #PistolWhip #Asylum #Parricide #BadSeed #Hanging #NoPardon #Adultery #Winchester40-86 #LofaHiatt #JohnHannah #JohnAndElizabethMontgomery #OrvilleMontgomery #DanielMcKercher #DianeGoeresGardner #GovWilliamLord
2018.09.30 Oregon is only state where jury need not be unanimous PDX METRO
Multnomah
1930s #Jewish #Bootleggers #Gun #Accidental #JuryTampering #Ethnic #Suppression #Jurors #JakeSilverman #ShyFrankKodat #RoyMoore #Gangsters #Underworld #Speakeasy #Bordello #38Special #JimmyWalker #EdithMcClain #Prison #Jailbirds #ShotInTheBack #StudebakerPresident #Scappoose #Portland #TakenForARide
2018.09.23 Bootleggers’ buddies’ midnight-jailbreak a fail (Part 2 of 2) COAST RANGE
Lincoln
1930s #Prohibition #Rumrunners #Canadians #Jailbreak #Toledo #WhaleCove #Shipwreck #Gangsters #OSP #RoadTrip #Liquor #Fail #Smugglers #BuickCoupe #MachineGun #Carrick #PaulRemaley #SeaIsland #Canadians #StanAllyn #Bootleggers #CarCrash #CuttingTorch #Blowtorch
2018.09.16 Bootleggers' bad luck was "whiskey galore" for locals (Part 1 of 2) COAST
Lincoln
1930s #ProhibitionAgents #RumrunnerRock #WhiskeyGalore #SeaIsland #CunningPlan #WhaleCove #Shipwreck #Speakeasys #Liquor #Toledo #Smugglers #Hebo #Powerboat #Bootleggers #Canadians #Fire #BuriedTreasure #CarCrash #WilliamKerr #CharlesRyall #ArthurBabcock
2018.09.09 Bugs in a stump inspired invention of modern chainsaw PDX METRO
Multnomah
1940s #JoeCox #TimberWorms #Chisel #Logging #Salvage #TillamookBurn #Crosscut #MiseryWhip #Stihl #OmarkIndustries #BugChain #Timber #Inventors #TimberCruisers #EllisLucia #Engineers #GyppoLoggers
2018.09.02 First really portable chainsaw was invented in Oregon PDX METRO
Multnomah
1920s #Logging #Salvage #Electric #Crosscut #MiseryWhip #Stihl #CharlesWolf #Shipyard #Generator #Timber #Fallers #Inventors #Springboards #SubmarineDesign #FirstElectricSawmill #FrankRedman #Rakers
2018.08.26 Little-known activist stopped plan for forced sterilizations PDX METRO
Multnomah
1910s #Eugenics #Vaccination #Vax #BetheniaOwensAdair #ForcedSterilizationLaw #LoraLittle #Progressives #HumanRights #InitiativeAndReferendum #Allopathic #SocialHygiene #RaceSuicide #Journalism #Eugenics #LittleSchoolOfHealth #RobertJohnson #MarkLargent #LindaCurrey
2018.08.19 Heroism didn't save rumrunner-rescuers from prison terms COAST
Clatsop
1920s #Canadians #Rumrunners #Mayday #SOS #Caoba #Pescawah #Shipwreck #Rescue #SauvieIsland #Whiskey #Astoria #Prohibition #USCG #Riley
2018.08.12 “Temporary insanity” plea didn't work for murderess SOUTHERN
Josephine
1870s #Briggs #UnwrittenLaw #Insanity #Dalmater #Adultery #Schoolhouse #Murder #Prison #SuckerCreek #Seduction #Classroom
2018.08.09 Penn Phillips and the great Christmas Valley land-sales hustle OUTBACK
Lake
1960s #FortRock #SilverLake #Hesperia #SaltonSea #Rascals #Hustlers #Showmen #Promoters #HighDesert #RealEstate #ChristmasValleyLake #BaertLake
2018.07.29 14-year-old girl ended family feud ... with a shotgun COLUMBIA RIVER
Clatsop
1880s #Manhattan #Astoria #Gillnetters #Clifton #Frishkorn #Gunderson #Udbye #Jilted #Shooting #Mobs #Gunfight #LowerColumbia #BadLove
2018.07.22 “Beeswax Wreck” mystery has been solved COAST
Tillamook
1690s #SanFranciscoXavier #SantoCristoDeBurgos #Galleon #Manila #Tsunami #BeeswaxWreckProject #NehalemSpit #Shipwreck #Treasure
2018.07.15 McMinnville UFO photos still hotly debated today PDX METRO
Yamhill
1950s #FlyingSaucer #Sheridan #McMinnville #Saucerville #Trent #CondonReport #UFOfestival #Xtheories #Folklore #Spaceship #Aviation #Newspapers #TV
2018.07.08 Flying Saucer stories got their start in Pendleton OUTBACK
Umatilla
1940s #UFOs #Xtheories #Spaceships #Aviation #PlaneCrash #Roswell #Arnold #MtRainier #USAF #Trent #UFOfestival #McMinnville #Airships #Newspapers
2018.07.01 Oregonians called BS on Cali papers' UFO stories STATEWIDE 1890s #Spaceships #UFOs #Xtheories #Airships #FakeNews #Sacramento #Mars #MassHysteria #Punkd #Aviation #TomSwift #Newspapers
2018.06.24 Oregon was JFK's make-or-break state in the 1960 primary STATEWIDE 1960s #Catholics #Democrats #Politics #Capitol #WayneMorse #JackOhman #POTUS #Campaigns #Kennedys
2018.06.17 Abigail Scott Duniway considered herself a novelist PDX METRO
Multnomah &al.
1870s #MarionCounty #Suffragists #Progressives #Advocacy #CaptainGraysCompany #Portland #TheNewNorthwest #SerialNovels #SoapOperas #FamousWomen
2018.06.10 White Eagle Saloon was once called America’s ‘worst nest of anarchists’ PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s #Portland #Polish #McMenamins #Haunted #AssassinationPlot #Roosevelt #Lopasky #RussianAgent #Przywara #Anarchists #Bombings #USSS
2018.06.03 Berry Way hanging: Perry Mason meets Paint Your Wagon NORTHEAST
Grant
1860s #Canyon City #GrantCounty #Vigilante #Outlaw #Murder #LynchMob #PerryMason #PaintYourWagon #Hanging #Execution #Illegal
2018.05.27 U. of O. founding father Deady once its No. 1 opponent WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Lane
1870s #Eugene #LaneCounty #UofO #LuckyBreak #University #College #MatthewDeady
2018.05.20 Librarian's traitorous crime: Not lending the government money for war PDX METRO
Multnomah
1910s #WW1 #MassHysteria #Mobs #Portland #LibraryBoard #Hunt #Pacifist #WarBonds #Propaganda #Fistfight #Newspapers #RavishedByTheHuns
2018.05.13 A frontier Romeo and Juliet story, only with a murderer and a creepy hypno-twist OUTBACK
Baker
1900s #Armstrong #Ensminger #MuddyCreekSchool #Murder #Haines #Christmas #DanceHall #LynchMob #Hanging #BlueBeardFamily #Hypnotists #Paranormal
2018.05.06 Deadwood Dick's Oregon Adventures; or, Making Up Pulpy Hokum from Far Away STATEWIDE
Douglas
1880s #DimeNovels #DangerDucks #Roseberg #PulpFiction #BeadleBros #GoldBrick #LakeSylvan #LadySylvan #Minstrelsy #ShowBiz
2018.04.29 “Father of the Year” learned “Unwritten Law” didn’t cover murder of in-laws PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s #Portland #AlfredLesterBelding #BadLove #Wifebeater #Shooting #UnwrittenLaw #Saloons #Gunfight #BadParent #Rake #Hanging
2018.04.22 Schooner sailed through a hurricane, full of water COAST
Clatsop
1900s #Offshore #LumberSchooner #Fatality #Weather #Shipwreck #Rescue #BadLuck #CoastGuard #SteamSchooner
2018.04.15 Murderers picked the wrong landlady to steal from PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s #Portland #Murderers #Mugging #DumbCrooks #Hanging #Dalton #Wade #Boardinghouse #Saloon #Reward #Jail #Crime #Shooting
2018.04.08 Deadly shipwreck was luckiest break of injured sailor’s life COAST
Clatsop
1890s #ColumbiaRiverBar #WilliamBegg #Fatal #Shipwreck #Weather #LuckyBreak #Rescue #CRB #AbandonShip #LoveStory #Salvage
2018.04.01 Murderers wandered valley, desperate for an alibi CASCADE RANGE
Deschutes &al.
1890s #McKenzieValley #LaneCounty #DumbCrooks #Bonfire #Crackpot #Hanging #Execution #Rustling #Marriage #Horses #Perjury
2018.03.25 Mayor Baker's theatre defined pre-First-World-War Portland culture PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s, 1910s #Portland #Rascals #NationallyFamous #ShowBiz #Culture #Vaudeville #Stage #Repertory #Saloons #Hollywood #Plays
2018.03.18 Free-love anarchist newspaper shut down for “smut” PDX METRO
Multnomah
1890s #Portland #Firebrand #FreeLove #ComstockLaws #Communists #FreeSpeech #Depression #Populism #Journalism #Marxists
2018.03.11 Slain man turned out to have been a creepy stalker WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Linn
1880s #Albany #LinnCounty #MattieAllison #CharlesCampbell #WirtSaunders #Shooting #YellowJournalism #LynchMob #NotGuilty #BadLove #Rape
2018.03.04 Murderer faked catatonic state for almost two years SOUTHERN
Josephine
1890s #Kerby #CharlesFiester #DomesticAbuse #InsanityPlea #Jealousy #Hanging #Execution #UnwrittenLaw #BadLove #Catatonic
2018.02.25 Was legendary gold city of Quivira on the Oregon Coast? COAST
Curry
1540s #PortOrford #FlorasLake #Cortez #LostCity #Coronado #Gold #Conquistadors #Spanish #Explorers #SirFrancisDrake #WarCrimes #Myths
2018.02.18 Chinese man’s death may have prevented a “tong war” PDX METRO
Multnomah
1880s #Portland #Chinatown #Race #DimeNovels #Pulp #Mob #Chinese #Hanging #CheeGong #CultureClash #JudicialLynching #Injustice
2018.02.11 Tillamook Guerillas were ready to repel invaders COAST
Tillamook
1940s #NationalGuard #Militia WorldWarII #HomeDefense #Volunteers #Vigilantes #Maverick #Civilians #BeachPatrol #DIY
2018.02.04 Giant DC-8 airliner landed at country airport by mistake PDX METRO
Multnomah
1960s #Troutdale #JumboJet #DC8 #UnitedAirLines #Oops #PlaneCrash #LuckyBreak #PDX #Bonehead
2018.01.28 Was Joe Drake a murderer, or an innocent patsy? WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1880s #JudicialLynching #Framed #Murder #Adultery #Black #Swartz #Henry #Ambush #Hanging #JuryTrial #Hanging #Salem #Race
2018.01.21 Davy Crockett in Oregon territory? Only in legend STATEWIDE 1840s #Almanacs #TallTales #DeathHug #WolfHunter #AndrewJackson #OregonTerritory #GreatSnake #DimeNovels #PulpFiction #Legends
2018.01.14 Helicopter crash had huge impact on Portland journalism PDX METRO
Multnomah
1940s #OregonJournal #SamJackson #PlaneCrash #Fatal #Democrats #CopterPhoto #NewsroomDragonfly #Cronin #Portland #Journalism #Oregonian
2018.01.07 State government was “decapitated” by 1947 plane crash SOUTHERN
Lake
1940s #PlaneCrash #Fatal #Bonanza #Cornett #Farrell #Snell #Hogue #Adel #Kittredge #Lakeview #Fluhrer #SlicedBread #Medford #ForkTailDoctorKiller
2017.12.31 Two fatal airliner crashes made 1933 a rough year for Oregon aviators WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Multnomah &al.
1930s #LaneCounty #Ford #TriMotor #PlaneCrash #AirMail #Eugene #Boeing247 #UnitedAirlines #GroundLoop #CoffeyClinic #ForestPark #Portland #Fatal
2017.12.24 Lessons from Christmastime plane crash are still saving lives today PDX METRO
Multnomah
1970s #PlaneCrash #Fatal #DC8 #FuelStarvation #Troutdale #Mayday #CRM #UnitedAirlines #Flight173 #SoutheastPortland #PDX
2017.12.17 Oregon’s worst-ever plane crash is also its most mysterious PDX METRO
Clackamas
1960s #PlaneCrash #Fatal #DC9 #WestCoastAirlines #Flight956 #NewPlane #Welches #ControlledFlightIntoTerrain #EquipmentFailure #PDX
2017.12.10 Klamath Falls airport had an unusual run of bad luck SOUTHERN
Klamath
1960s, 1970s #PlaneCrash #Fatal #FairchildF27 #WestCoastAirlines #Flight720 #Icing #StukelMountain #ControlledFlightIntoTerrain #ButlerAir #Tanker69 #DC7
2017.12.03 Hawaii-bound flight out of PDX ditched in open sea COAST
Multnomah
1950s #PDXmetro #PlaneCrash #Fatal #Boeing377 #Hawaii #PDX #Ditching #OpenSea #LifeRafts #PanAm #Flight845 #PropellerFailure
2017.11.26 Portland-bound airliner was blown out of the sky for insurance fraud PDX METRO
Multnomah
1950s #BadSeed #PlaneCrash #Dynamite #PDX #UnitedAirlines #Flight629 #DC6 #FBI #King #Graham #Orphanage #Forgery #Murder #Fatal #GasChamber
2017.11.19 Neighbors’ gunfight left three dead and got a fourth hanged OUTBACK
Union
1890s #BakerCounty #PineValley #Murder #Vigilante #Hanging #Execution #Porter #Mache #Outlaw #Gunfight
2017.11.12 Car chase at Crater Lake ended with an exploding hand grenade SOUTHERN
Klamath
1980s #CraterLake #Terrorism #Dynamite #Outlaw #Gunfight #Fatal #Explosion #Mystery #Theft #Fatal #Cops #Pursuit
2017.11.05 Was Lewis O’Neil a murderer, or did he just take the rap for one? SOUTHERN
Jackson
1880s #Ashland #Adultery #Murder #Shotgun #ONeil #McDaniel #Hanging #Talent #Jacksonville #Letters
2017.10.29 Parks department’s aggressiveness cost Yachats its beach access for 10 years COAST
Lane
1970s #Yachats #LaneCounty #ShortSands #ParksDepartment #804trail #Irony #UnintendedConsequence #BeachAccess #OffbeatOregonOriginStory #BadIdea
2017.10.22 Brutal 1886 Lafayette ax murder couldn’t have been much more sordid PDX METRO
Yamhill
1880s #Marple #Hanging #Corker #Adultery #Robbery #Arson #FamilyBusiness #Execution #Masons #Conspiracy
2017.10.15 Little-known Lakeside resort was packed with Hollywood stars COAST RANGE
Coos
1930s #CurriersVillage #PatentMedicine #Crosby #Gable #TenmileLake #Gambling #Syphilis #Antacid #Advertising #Casino #LakeshoreLodge #ShowBiz
2017.10.08 James Cook was Oregon’s “International Murderer of Mystery” COLUMBIA RIVER
Wasco
1870s #TheDalles #BadGuys #Outlaw #Murderer #Revenge #Hanging #Execution #Mystery #Bullshitter
2017.10.01 To get back to sea, beached ship had to “sail” through the woods COAST
Clatsop
1890s, 1900s #Lightship50 #USCG #Salvage #Shipwreck #ColumbiaRiverBar #ClatsopSpit #BakerBay #HouseMovers #MaritimeMuseum
2017.09.24 Murderer learned “Unwritten Law” doesn’t cover killing one's brother-in-law PDX METRO
Multnomah
1880s #Murder #JealousRage #Adultery #Bigamy #Murray #Yenke #Portland #Masons #Shotgun #AmsterdamJack #Hanging #UnwrittenLaw
2017.09.17 Memories of Pixieland: High-water mark of Oregon’s postwar-timber-era culture COAST
Lincoln
1960s, 1970s #MidCentury #Commercialism #FranzBread #TimberCulture #LittleToot #AmusementParks #RoadsideAttractions #WeirdTourist #Otis
2017.09.10 Grande Ronde Valley: Oregon Trail’s Eden, used-oxen dealership NORTHEAST
Union
1840s, 1850s #Wallowas #BlueMountains #LaGrande #Oasis #Emigrants #Indians #NativeAmericans #Tribes #Trade #CoveredWagons
2017.09.03 Ghost may never have existed, but she saved Yaquina Bay Light nonetheless COAST
Lincoln
1870s, 1890s, 1940s #Newport #MurielTrevenard #LischenMiller #JoaquinMiller #PacificMonthly #SunsetMag #Shipwreck #Bloodstains #Haunted #Lighthouse #EvanMcClure #Demolition
2017.08.27 Frontier Oregon murder case was darker, more complicated than it appeared WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Linn
1860s #SidneySmith #BarbaraSmith #ThomasSmith #GoldRush #SexAbuse #Molestation #Adultery #Shooting #Stabbing #Hanging #Execution #BuriedTreasure
2017.08.20 “Daredevil Al” Faussett was the Evel Knievel of the 1920s WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1920s #SilverFalls #SouthFalls #CeliloFalls #Boats #Canoes #Kayaks #Stunts #ShowBiz #WillametteFalls
2017.08.13 How Bob Straub stopped a Vogon plan to run Highway 101 on the beach COAST
Tillamook
1960s #PacificCity #NestuccaSpit #BobStraub #GlennJackson #Scenic #CultureWars #Underdog #Highway #Vogons
2017.08.06 When the governor’s secretary imposed martial law on three saloons OUTBACK
Baker
1910s #OswaldWest #Copperfield #Progressives #FernHobbs #EdRand #Prostitution #Saloons #Gambling #Prohibition #IdahoPower #NationalGuard #Wiegand #Lawsuit
2017.07.30 Various schemers’ plans to exploit Multnomah Falls came to naught COLUMBIA RIVER
Multnomah
1890s, 1900s, 1910s #ColumbiaRiverGorge #Corbett #CunningPlan #MiningLaw #Sawmill #ConArtist #CultureWars #WorldFamous #Fail
2017.07.23 Colleague's taste for dead-lizard-infused booze ruined early naturalist’s specimens COLUMBIA RIVER
Multnomah &al.
1830s #ColumbiaCounty #BlueRuin #Temperance #NathanielWyeth #JohnTownsend #SauvieIsland #FortWilliam #ThomasNuttall #GiantNewt #Murder #Trial #Alcoholics
2017.07.16 How Marie Dorion earned her story as “Oregon’s Revenant” (Part 3 of 3) NORTHEAST
Wallowa &al.
1810s #UmatillaCounty #UnionCounty #BakerCounty #Beaver #FurTrappers #LewisAndClark #PierreDorion #AstorianParty #OregonTrail #Tonquin #Voyageurs #Shoshone #Bannock #Indians #Arson
2017.07.09 Astorian Party’s decision to follow the river was nearly fatal (Part 2 of 3) OUTBACK &al.
Malheur &al.
1810s #NORTHEAST #WallowaCounty #BakerCounty #FurTrappers #LewisAndClark #PierreDorion #AstorianParty #OregonTrail #Tonquin #Voyageurs #Pregnant #Shoshone #Indians #Astoria #FortClatsop #SnakeRiver #HellsCanyon
2017.07.02 Little-known Native Marie Dorion was a wilderness-survival ninja (Part 1 of 3) OUTBACK
Baker &al.
1810s #Revenant #LewisAndClark #PierreDorion #AstorianParty #OregonTrail #Tonquin #Voyageurs #Sacagawea #Blackfeet #Indians #FurTrappers
2017.06.25 Wild West bearcat Mona Bell: Annie Oakley with an edge COLUMBIA RIVER
Multnomah
1910s, 1920s, 1930s #BonnevilleDam #FDR #SamHill #Stonehenge #Maryhill #GorgeHighway #BuffaloBill #GreatNorthernRailroad #EminentDomain #ShowBiz #Journalists
2017.06.18 How a Corvallis man learned that cows make lousy boat engines WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Benton
1850s #Corvallis #BentonCounty #Canemah #Riverboat #Sternwheeler #Oxen #Marine #Willamette #Irony #Fail
2017.06.11 How Cape Foulweather Lighthouse got built on the wrong headland COAST
Lincoln
1860s #YaquinaHead #Lighthouse #OtterCrest #CobbleBeach #Newport #QuarryCove #1872MiningLaw #BLM #MarkHatfield #WheelchairAccessibleTidepools #Beach
2017.06.04 Oregon Governor Geer is state’s “patron saint of bike commuters” WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1890s #TTGear #WaldoHills #SafetyBicycle #FredMerrill #Champoeg #ProvisionalGovernment #OregonTerritory #OHS #GeorgeHimes #FrancoisMatthieu #Lawnmower
2017.05.28 Oregon was scene of Soapy Smith’s first documented soap swindle PDX METRO
Multnomah
1880s #JeffersonSmith #Fakir #Bunco #Swindlers #Crooks #ConArtists #Gamblers #Skagway #Alcoholics #SoapGang #JuneauWharf #ThreeCardMonte #Gunfight
2017.05.21 One cold snap taught a town to ice-skate; another sank a steamship WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Multnomah &al.
1940s #LaneCounty #PortlandHarbor #Steamer #Crack #ExtremeWeather #WW2 #Shipwreck #IceSkating #CottageGrove
2017.05.14 Mount Hood: So mild-mannered, you forget it’s still an active volcano CASCADE RANGE
Hood River &al.
1850s, 1860s #ClackamasCounty #WyEast #AlpineClub #MazamaClub #Eruptions #Timberline #Skiing #Pyroclastic #Fatal #Fumarole #RingOfFire
2017.05.07 Aircraft Warning Service saw few enemies, but saved many friends COAST 1940s #AWS #WW2 #Beach #Airplanes #War #Submarines #ImperialJapan #I25 #TillamookGuerillas #SandPounders #Brookings #PlaneCrash #Rescue #Ditching
2017.04.30 Cottage Grove’s revenge for failure of “Nesmith County” plan was savage WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Lane
1910s #Eugene #LaneCounty #CunningPlan #Payback #Revenge #BallotMeasure #UofO #Underdog #NesmithCounty #CultureClash
2017.04.23 “Bonus Army” populist uprising started in Portland, ended Hoover's hopes PDX METRO
Multnomah
1930s #WalterWaters #WW1 #Burns #GreatDepression #March #Unemployed #Veterans #Congress #WashingtonDC #BEF #WhiteHouse #Freikorps #DouglasMacArthur #Fatal #Fire
2017.04.16 When old Portland flooded, people just raised the sidewalks PDX METRO
Multnomah
1890s, 1860s #1894flood #Portland #EricksonsSaloon #Chinatown #Dams #BoatRace #1861flood #Champoeg #RiverboatRescue #CaptainPease #Canemah #WillametteValley #Orleans
2017.04.09 Lighthouse was built 18 days too late to save sailing ship’s crew COAST
Tillamook
1880s #Lupatia #TillamookRock #Lighthouse #TerribleTilly #Fatal #Shipwreck #Barque #Sinking #TillamookHead #USCG #Columbarium #Cremains #Helicopter
2017.04.02 Ashland’s Shakespeare Festival kayoed boxing event in Round One SOUTHERN
Josephine
1930s #AngusBowmer #SOU #GlobeTheatre #Chautauqua #Prizefighters #Actors #ShowBiz #Elizabethan #BearBaiting #OSFA #NormalSchool #Drama #TheaterKids
2017.03.26 Even as a boy, Erector Set inventor seemed larger than life WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1890s, 1900s #ACGilbert #HelloBoys #Atomic #ChemistrySet #MagicShow #Salem #WorldRecord #Athlete #Magician #FireDepartment #Arson #PacificUniversity #ForestGrove #ShowBiz
2017.03.19 “The Bucket of Blood” saloon: A souvenir of the age of shanghaiing PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s, 1910s #WhiteEagle #Saloon #Prohibition #McMenamins #GhostStories #TonyFerrone #CuervoGold #Albina #Poland #RobertCray #HolyModalRounders #Anarchists #Haunted
2017.03.12 Did Sir Francis Drake actually visit Oregon in 1579? COAST
Lincoln
1570s #BobWard #GoldenHind #EClampusVitus #WhaleCove #DepoeBay #NovaAlbion #NorthwestPassage #NehalemBay #DrakeNavigatorsGuild #PracticalJokes #Pirates
2017.03.05 Pirate, jailbird, swindler, tycoon: “Colonel” T.E. Hogg and his railroad COAST RANGE
Lincoln
1880s #HoggRock #Pirates #Confederates #Colonel #O&C #Railroad #OregonPacific #YaquinaBay #Newport #SantiamPass #Steamship #LandGrant #Portland #Shipwreck
2017.02.26 How A.C. Gilbert, the “anti-Grinch” from Oregon, saved Christmas WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1900s, 1910s #ACGilbert #HelloBoys #Atomic #ChemistrySet #MagicShow #Salem #Mysto #WoodrowWilson #WW1 #CancelChristmas #WarBonds #ErectorSet #ForestGrove #ShowBiz
2017.02.19 Former Oregonian saved whole nations from starving to death (Part 2 of 2) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion &al.
1910s, 1920s #YamhillCounty #HerbertHoover #Quakers #SocietyFriends #Newberg #Salem #London #WW1 #Germany #WoodrowWilson #Humanitarian #Mining #Engineer #Steamships #CRB #Belgium
2017.02.12 Tiny, lonely Newberg orphan grew up to be President (Part 1 of 2) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Yamhill &al.
1880s, 1890s #MarionCounty #HerbertHoover #Quakers #SocietyFriends #Newberg #Salem #JohnMinthorn #OregonLandCo #GeorgeFox #Stanford #Mining #Engineer #BoxerRebellion #CRB #Belgium
2017.02.05 California Gold Rush was sparked by a failed Oregon farmer WILLAMETTE VALLEY 1840s #JamesMarshall #GoldMining #Prospectors #SuttersFort #California #Willamette #OregonTrail #Mexico #49ers #BearFlag #WaterPower #Sawmill #Tailrace #Nuggets
2017.01.29 Story of sinister “Polybius” videogame almost certainly a myth PDX METRO
Washington
1980s #Folklore #Legend #Sinnesloeschen #MenInBlack #VideoArcade #MindControl #Necronomicon #UrbanLegend #TheSimpsons #Portland #FBI #CIA #KGB #XFiles
2017.01.22 Quest for “Blue Bucket Mine” led “suckers” to actual riches OUTBACK
Baker
1860s #LostGold #Treasure #OregonTrail #MeekCutoff #Auburn #BlueMountains #YellowPebbles #FishingTackle #ChinaCreek #GoldRush #Adams #Folklore #Prospectors
2017.01.15 Oregon’s biggest mud puddles are once-and-future inland seas OUTBACK
Lake
1850s #GooseLake #Chewacan #AlkaliLake #OregonTrail #Applegate #FortRock #Waterfowl #DeadSea #Lakeview #SilverLake #ChristmasValley
2017.01.08 Bungled train robbery-murder solved with “CSI: Southern Oregon” (Part 2 of 2) SOUTHERN
Jackson
1920s #DeAutremontBros #TrainRobbers #Forensics #Tunnel13 #Murderers #Manhunt #Heinrich #Dynamite #IWW #UO #DumbCrooks #MostWanted #Eugene #Lobotomy
2017.01.01 Last “great” train robbery was a brutal, incompetent fiasco (Part 1 of 2) SOUTHERN
Jackson
1920s #DeAutremontBros #TrainRobbers #Forensics #Tunnel13 #Murderers #Manhunt #SiskiyouPass #Dynamite #IWW #GoldSpecial #Albany #Timber #DumbCrooks #MostWanted
2016.12.25 “Oregon System” showed nation how to reform a corrupt system WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1890s, 1900s #WilliamURen #JonathanBourne #VoterFraud #HoldUpSession #JohnHippleMitchell #PopulistParty #Walkout #InitiativeReferendum SophroniaLewelling #Progressives #OregonSystem #Corruption #DirectDemocracy #PaulCulbertons #SouthernPacific #Railroad #EldridgeBlock #GeorgeChamberlain
2016.12.18 How Oregon helped Henry Kaiser save England and Canada PDX METRO
Multnomah
1940s #WW2 #LibertyShips #Submarines #Blockade #UnitedKingdom #Welding #RosieRiveter #KaiserJeeps #Portland #Vancouver #Vanport #Shipyards #EscortCarriers #NaziGermany #ImperialJapan #MerchantMarine #StarOfOregon #ColumbiaRiver #JeremiahOBrien #JaneAdams #RichardHenryDana
2016.12.11 The rise and fall of the Oregon Electric Railway WILLAMETTE VALLEY 1900s, 1910s, 1920s #WillametteValley #Railroad #PirtleTransferStation #Albany #Graffiti #SouthernPacific #Interurban #LightRail #Trolleys #CiddicisPizza #OregonElectricStation #FordModelT #Architecture #Amtrak #Ruins
2016.12.04 * Is Oregon's oldest known shipwreck a sunken treasure ship? *deprecated* 1690s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of a later updated version (with new information!)
2016.11.27 Bringing a Temperance preacher along on a liquor raid turned out to be a bad idea WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Linn
1920s #PlainviewKillings #Albany #LinnCounty #TemperancePreacher #LiquorRaid #Murder #Revenge #Bootlegging #Still #Cops #BadTiming #Fatal #Suicide #Prohibition#Shedd #Willamette #CoryFrye #CharlesKendall #DaveWest #RoyHealy #EllenWest #RheumatismLiniment #Posse #AltonWilliams
2016.11.20 Once Oregon's soggiest town, Valsetz is now just a memory WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Polk
1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1980s #CompanyStore #Wendling #LoggingCamp #WetterThanForks #PlywoodMill #CobbsAndMitchell #ValleyAndSiletz #Railroad #GhostTown #Timber #BoiseCascade #SpottedOwl #Logging #Sawmills #LindaCarlson
2016.11.13 “Atlantic City of the West” was swallowed up by the sea COAST
Tillamook
1910s,1920s, 1930s #BayoceanSpit #Steamship #Jetty #NowGone #Beach #Marine #Promoters #BellSystem #ThomasPotter #Resort #Natatorium #MotorYacht #BeachErosion #BuildingsCollapse #OysterBeds #FrancisMitchell #IdaMitchell #BertWebber #UlrichHardt
2016.11.06 Gold Rush-era Jacksonville: Where the bank “robbed” you, highway style SOUTHERN
Jackson
1850s #GoldRush #GoldMining #RichGulch #TableRock #Chinatown #Railroad #Lottery #BrittFestival #Stagecoach #Prospectors #HighPrices
2016.10.30 “Father of Oregon Geology” once left graffiti deep in the Oregon Caves SOUTHERN
Josephine
1880s #Eugene #LaneCounty #ThomasCondon #Fossils #Geology #OregonCaves #BoneWars #Geography #Professor
2016.10.23 Bootlegger's liquor buy ended up soaking borrowed car with blood PDX METRO
Clackamas &al.
1920s #MultnomahCounty #LinnCounty #Portland #Albany #LinnCounty #Murder #Revenge #Prohibition #BadTiming #Robbery #RoadTrip #Mystery #Moonshine
2016.10.16 How Andy Warhol “punk'd” two Oregon colleges, and how he was caught PDX METRO
Yamhill &al.
1960s #LaneCounty #UO #LinfieldCollege #TheFactory #PaulMorrissey #Journalists #BillWinter #AllenMidgette #Utah #Phillistines #DonBishoff #BloodTestsAndFingerprints #ConArtists #Bullshitters
2016.10.09 Gold Rush stagecoach driver One-Eyed Charley had an astonishing secret SOUTHERN
Jackson
1850s, 1860s, 1870s #OneEyedCharlie #Stagecoach #Parkhurst #Siskiyou #WellsFargo #Robbery #Fatal #Sugarfoot #GoldRush #Orphans #NewHampshire #Charlotte #Disguised #FirstWoman
2016.10.02 Oregon has been home to someone since well before 12,000 B.C. OUTBACK
Lake
1930s, 2000s #Coprolites #FortRock #Clovis #DNA #Sandals #DennisJenkins #UO #MargaretMead #LakeChewacan #SummerLake #AbertLake #ReubLong #LutherCressman #BoardmanStatePark #RobertaHall #LorenDavis #OSU
2016.09.25 Family feud ended with double murder by masked assassins SOUTHERN
Klamath
1880s #Linkville #KlamathFalls #Murder #LynchMob #Vigilante #Outlaw #Unsolved #ColdCase #Revenge #Graveyard #Fatal
2016.09.18 Former Albany newsman saved Crater Lake for a national park SOUTHERN
Klamath
1880s, 1890s, 1900s #WilliamGladstoneSteel #MazamaClub #Fishing #AlbanyDemocratHerald #OregonAlpineClub #NationalParks #Indians #SacredPlaces #Progressives #TheodoreRoosevelt
2016.09.11 Fish wheel pilings a reminder of when Columbia swarmed with salmon COLUMBIA RIVER 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s #ColumbiaRiver #Pilings #SalmonFishing #Cannery #GrandCouleeDam #Gillnetters #CascadeRapids #FisheryCollapse #Referendum #Sportfishing #OkanaganRiver #DeadliestCatch
2016.09.04 Did Oregon’s political supervillain save the world from Nazi nukes? COLUMBIA RIVER
Multnomah
1930s #Bonneville #ColumbiaGorge #HistoryChanged #War #WhatIf #CharlesMartin #FDR #WW2 #BPA #Aluminum #Politicians
2016.08.28 “Graveyard of the Pacific” was not easily tamed COAST
Clatsop
1850s #Oriole #Shipwreck #ColumbiaRiverBar #WindShadow #BarPilots #CapeDisappointment #Lighthouse #PointAdams #Lightship #Astoria #SouthJetty #ArmyCorpsOfEngineers
2016.08.21 Japan’s balloon bombs could have done a lot more damage COAST RANGE
Tillamook
1940s #WW2 #Bly #Salmonberry #TillamookBurn #DoolittleRaids #FireBalloons #JetStream #Intercontinental #MulberryPaper #StrangeExplosions #Aviation #ImperialJapan #ForestFires
2016.08.14 Highway engineer could have had Florence singing “It’s Raining Meat” COAST
Lane
1970s #Florence #LaneCounty #CunningPlan #Fail #Dynamite #Explosion #Journalism #WorldFamous #Irony #UnintendedConsequences #BadIdea
2016.08.07 “Christmas Ship” could have used some navigation help from Santa and Rudolph COAST
Clatsop
1940s #Warrenton #Shipwreck #Beach #WW2 #Irony #Marine #Fail #BadTiming #MaunaAla #Steamship #ColumbiaRiver #Lightship
2016.07.31 Truck bombing doomed the cause of newspapers’ striking unions PDX METRO
Multnomah
1960s #Portland #Explosion #Dynamite #LaborStrife #Newspaper #BadIdea #Journalism #SiNewhouse #MariaJackson #Theft #ConArtists
2016.07.24 One man’s cheating heart likely cost Portland its local newspaper PDX METRO
Multnomah
1960s #Portland #Shotgun #Shooting #Political #Journalism #BadTiming #LaborStrife #Conspiracy #Oregonian #OregonJournal #BadLove
2016.07.17 Supreme Court once declared slavery legal for sailors COAST
Clatsop
1890s #Astoria #SailingShip #Arago #AragoFour #Irony #Marine #Constitution #Shanghaiing #Injustice #InvoluntaryServitude #Sailors
2016.07.10 Who had the motive to frame an innocent man? Everyone did (Part 3 of 3) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Linn
1940s #MarthaBrinsonJames #SouthernPacific #PvtHaroldWilson #USMC #WarHero #WarDepartment #LawEnforcementIncompetence #RobertELeeFolkes #Black #JudicialLynching #Race #ZootSuit #HarlemRenaissance #UnionActivist
2016.07.03 In trial, prime suspect became star witness against obviously innocent man (Part 2 of 3) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Lane
1940s #MarthaBrinsonJames #PullmanCoach #Albany #ColdStove #SouthernPacific #PvtHaroldWilson #USMC #BirthOfANation #LockedRoomMystery #Scapegoat #RobertELeeFolkes #Black #JudicialLynching #Race #Trial #TaintedEvidence
2016.06.26 Brutal wartime railroad murder ended in a cynical “railroad job” (Part 1 of 3) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Linn
1940s #MarthaBrinsonJames #PullmanCoach #Albany #USNavy #SouthernPacific #PvtHaroldWilson #USMC #TrailOfBlood #Screwdriver #RobertELeeFolkes #Black #JudicialLynching #Race #Trial #Confession #Guilty #GasChamber
2016.06.19 The ship that suddenly broke in half while moored at the dock: The S.S. Schenectady PDX METRO
Multnomah
1940s #WW2 #Portland #TankerShip #HenryKaiser #OregonShipbuildingCo #Vanport #CrackedInHalf #ThermalStress #NotSabotage #FBI #Refloated
2016.06.12 For captain and crew, catastrophic shipwreck was luckiest break of their lives COAST
Clatsop
1940s #ColumbiaRiverBar #VictoryShips #LibertyShips #Vanport #Shipyards #DrexelVictory #NaziSubmarines #Convoys #Allies #WW2 #CrackedInHalf #OregonShipbuilding #HenryKaiser #USCG #Rescue #Shipwreck
2016.06.05 “Heaven's Gate” UFO cult lured away 20 Oregonians, caused statewide panic COAST
Lincoln
1970s #Waldport #Cults #UFOs #Charismatic #XTheories #Fatal #StarTrek #Comet #Spaceship #Mystery #Hubris #Fail
2016.05.29 Albany’s “Queen of Fakirs” belongs in swindlers’ hall of fame WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1880s, 1890s #Albany #LinnCounty #MaudMyrtleJohnson #ConArtists #Vaudeville #Mystery #ChildAbuse #Railroad #Underdog #Insurance #Fake #Injury
2016.05.22 Southern Oregon populist leader had plans for a guerilla uprising (Part 3 of 3) SOUTHERN
Jackson
1930s #Medford #LlewellynBanks #CopKiller #Election #Theft #VoterFraud #MAGA #Revolt #Autocrat #Fail #Prison #Convict
2016.05.15 The Jackson County Rebellion: Llewellyn Banks comes to power (Part 2 of 3) SOUTHERN
Jackson
1930s #Medford #LlewellynBanks #Burglary #Journalism #Pulitzer #MedfordMailTribune #CultureClash #GreatDepression #Gunfight #Murder
2016.05.08 “Jackson County Rebellion” grew out of newspapers’ fight (Part 1 of 3) SOUTHERN
Jackson
1920s, 1930s #Medford #LlewellynBanks #Vigilantes #Populism #Mob #Corruption #Sedition #BadCops #GoodCops #Charismatic #Politicians
2016.05.01 Edward F. Lee was Oregon’s first fake-viagra scammer WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Linn &al.
1910s #MultnomahCounty #Swindlers #PPrestoCo #Orangeade #MailFraud #Moonshiners #ErectileDysfunction #Impotence #FakeBirthControl #ConArtists #Albany
2016.04.24 Frontier Oregon swindlers: The traveling medicine shows PDX METRO
Multnomah
1870s, 1880s, 1890s #ConArtists #SnakeOilTonic #ShowBiz #Promoters #Streetcorner #PatentRemedy #DrLarsell
2016.04.17 Oregon Trail Medicine; or, How Not to Die of Dysentery STATEWIDE 1840s, 1850s #Galen #Humors #FolkRemedies #Thompsonians #Homeopathy #Herbalism #DrDains #HistoryOfMedicine #Jacksonian
2016.04.10 Oregon women served as nation's first female governor, cop, and voter (Part 2 of 2) STATEWIDE 1900s #Salem #FirstestMostest #Progressivism #CarolynShelton #CarrieShelton #LolaBaldwin #CharleyParkhurst
2016.04.03 Abigail Scott Duniway isn't the only great woman in Oregon's history (Part 1 of 2) STATEWIDE 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #Progressivism #LargerThanLife #FirstestMostest #HistoryChanged #Underdog #Misunderstood #FirstWoman #MaryLeonard #BetheniaOwens #FrancisVictor
2016.03.27 Vaudeville Susie's Riot; or, How Seriously Frontier Oregon Took its Entertainment WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Benton
1860s #Corvallis #BentonCounty #WallaWalla #CivilWar #Shootout #Fatal #Stage #UnintendedConsequences #Confederates #CultureClash
2016.03.20 A Longshoreman's Funeral (Circuit Preacher Chronicles, Part 3 of 3) WASHINGTON TERRITORY 1880s #CircuitRiders #Frontier #OregonTrail #LemuelWells #Pastors #Longshoremen #Episcopalians #Tacoma #DockWorkers #Union #Fight #GravesideService #Stampede #Liquor #Roadhouse
2016.03.13 Shanghaiing up a flock for the Lord (Circuit Preacher Chronicles, Part 2 of 3) STATEWIDE 1850s, 1860s, 1870s #CircuitRiders #Frontier #OregonTrail #LemuelWells #Pastors #Hustlers #EthelbertTalbert #DrunksInChurch #PublicanParty #FatherWilbur #Methodist #TentRevival #GoldRush #LiquorPeddlers #Assault #BrokenBottles
2016.03.06 The Reverend Wells’ Wild Ride (Circuit Preacher Chronicles, Part 1 of 3) STATEWIDE
Umatilla
1870s, 1880s, 1890s #CircuitRiders #Frontier #OregonTrail #LemuelWells #Pastors #Murphy #Weston #TiedToBedpost #Haystack #Bathtub #Ice #TumbleDownStairs
2016.02.28 Oregon lad became a founding father of Russian communism PDX METRO
Multnomah
1910s #JohnSReed #KremlinWall #Bolsheviks #FrancisHeney #LandFraudTrials #Muckrakers #Journalists #Progressives #Socialists #NewJournalism #PanchoVilla #LouiseBryant #Lenin #Trotsky #Revolutionary #Portland
2016.02.21 Would inventor's all-metal, steam-powered airship have worked? (Part 2 of 2) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Linn
1920s #ThomasSlade #Airships #Hindenberg #AllMetal #SteamPowered #CityOfGlendale #Overpressurized #Unfixable #Disaster #DryIce #SlateAircraftCo #HydrogenVsHelium #Stormproof
2016.02.14 Benton County lad became the “Nicola Tesla of Oregon” (Part 1 of 2) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Benton
1910s, 1920s #ThomasSlade #Airships #Hindenberg #AllMetal #SteamPowered #CityOfGlendale #Tangent #Alsea #Housecar #Motorhome #DryIce #SlateAircraftCo #HydrogenVsHelium #Stormproof
2016.02.07 Doomed schooner's crew was locked in race against fiery death COAST
Clatsop
1900s #ColumbiaRiverBar #Shipwreck #Fire #Tatoosh #Challenger #UnslakedLime #WillapaBay #TugboatAstoria #Salvage #Scuttled #Smoke #CaptainNelson #ChrisOlseen #Harriman #ColumbiaRiverLightship
2016.01.31 Captain's refusal to leave shipwreck angered his rescuers COAST
Clatsop
1920s #ColumbiaRiverBar #USCG #RescueRefused #SSLaurel #LouisJohnson #Shipwreck #PeacockSpit #MotorLifeboats #Fatal #CutterRedWing #Beaching #GuardingTheCargo
2016.01.24 For Milwaukie gas station owner, buying bomber was a wild adventure PDX METRO
Clackamas
1940s #ArtLacey #B17 #FlyingFortress #DressmakersDummyIsMyCopilot #WW2 #Surplus #GasStation #Milwaukie#PunkyScott #Bet #StuckLandingGear #Whiskey #FightCityHall #MidnightRun #B17Alliance #SalemAirport
2016.01.17 Bizarre scientific “bone wars” touched Oregon, but barely OUTBACK
Wheeler &al.
1870s #GrantCounty #ThomasCondon #OthnielMarsh #EdwardDrinkerCope #Fossils #Dinosaurs #Paleontology #Feud #JohnDayFossilBeds #Archaeology #Dig #Exploration
2016.01.10 Portland's “Jitney Wars” pitted entrepreneurs against monopoly PDX METRO
Multnomah
1910s #Taxi #Portland #RailroadMonopoly #RideSharing #Streetcars #LaborUnion #WillDaly #EntrepreneursVsMonopoly #UnfairCompetition #Uber #Lyft
2016.01.03 Governor Charles Martin's goons were dirty fighters, but incompetent (Part 3 of 3) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1930s #Salem #USArmy #General #Fascism #HistoryChanged #War #Racism #Black #FreeSpeech #LaborStrife #Progressivism #BadCops
2015.12.27 Gov. Martin tried to run Oregon like an Army base WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1930s #Salem #USArmy #General #Fascism #HistoryChanged #War #Racism #Black #FreeSpeech #LaborStrife #Progressivism #BadCops
2015.12.20 Oregon’s own would-be fascist dictator: Charles Martin PDX METRO
Multnomah
1890s, 1900s, 1910s #Salem #USArmy #General #Fascism #HistoryChanged #War #Racism #Black #FreeSpeech #LaborStrife #Progressivism #BadCops
2015.12.13 Collection of “history hoarder” now a priceless treasure PDX METRO
Multnomah
1870s, 1880s, 1890s #GeorgeHimes #FrancesFullerVictor #OregonHistoricalSociety #Historian #OregonTrail #Portland #MorningOregonian #AnnaRiggs #GeoffreyWexler #OregonPioneerAssociation #Temperance #JoaquinMiller #HarveyScott #FredericYoung #KimbarkMacColl #Artifacts #AmandaLaugesen
2015.12.06 Incompetence and a labor strike led to deadly shipwreck COAST
Multnomah
1920s #InternationalSeamensUnion #Strike #WW1 #Steamship #Alaska #PortlandSteamshipCo #EdgarHorner #CapeMendocino #Shipwreck #BoilerExplosion #CaptainHarryHobey #EDDupree #Fatal
2015.11.29 Charity Lamb, Oregon’s most misunderstood ax-murderess PDX METRO
Clackamas
1850s #NathanielLamb #Collins #MalcolmClark #Abuse #Wifebeater #OregonTrail #MaryAnnLamb #DeathThreats #AbramLamb #ThomasLamb #DrPresleyWelch #Murder #HawthorneAsylum #RonaldLansing #Fatal
2015.11.22 The all-night municipal gunfight in the town of Ione OUTBACK
Morrow
1900s #CharlesEarhart #Prison #MaryGranger #HenryClark #IoneHotel #HeppnerGazette #Shotgun #DeputyWalterCason #Gunfight #Fatal
2015.11.15 Monmouth’s 150-year tradition of Prohibition in Oregon WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Polk
1850s, 2010s #Prohibition #VolsteadAct #WCTU #DryTown #DisciplesOfChrist #WOU #RaphaelLande #WilliamLadd #KyleJansson #SimeonReed #Temperance #Independence #LiquorTax #OwnAnEdsel #VictorianTeaFestival #MonmouthMarketPlace #GordonRuss
2015.11.08 Keeping lighthouse running was hard, and expensive (Part 3 of 3 on Tillamook Rock Light) COAST
Tillamook
1880s, 1930s, 1950s #TerribleTilly #Lighthouse #Fatal #JohnTrewaves #JamesGibbs #FlyingRocks #Flooding #FresnelLens #WilliamHall #HenryJenkins #HenryGoetz #Seaside #ShortwaveRadio #LighthouseService #USCG #Columbarium #GhostTown
2015.11.02 To get help building lighthouse, bosses had to be sneaky (Part 2 of 3 on Tillamook Rock Light) COAST
Tillamook
1880s #TerribleTilly #Lighthouse #FresnelLens #ThomasCorwin #TillamookRock #JohnTrewaves #LighthouseService #USCG #TillamookHead #Shanghaiers #Astoria #Lupatia #Shipwreck #Fatal
2015.10.25 Tillamook Lighthouse ghost greeted keeper on first night COAST
Tillamook
1940s #TerribleTilly #Lighthouse #DrunkDogPluto #Alcatraz #TillamookRock #JapaneseInvasion #LighthouseService #USCG #TillamookHead #JamesGibbs #Triumph #BreechesBuoy #Haunted #GhostStories #Goose #BrokenWing
2015.10.18 Daring rescue saved 49, made skipper toast of the coast COAST
Clatsop
1910s #CaptainBuckBailey #Tatoosh #Washington #PeacockSpit #ColumbiaRiverBar #DriveScrew #CaptainGeorgeWinkel #GreenWater #SteamSchooners #MaryFullmer #SalvageTugboat #JamesGibbs #Insurance #PugetSoundTowBoatCo
2015.10.11 A tale of two heroes of two different Civil Wars WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Benton
1900s, 1910s, 1920s #CrystalLakeCemetery #JohnRichardNewtonBell #ThomasThorp #Methodist #Confederate #MandanaMajor #Newberg #Corvallis #GeorgeFoxUniversity #OSUBeavers #UODucks #MargaretKirk #BellField #MarryingParson #Masonic #OAC #OSU #CivilWarFootball #HatInRiver #RandolFletcher
2015.10.04 Murderer shocked when Unwritten Law fails him PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s #UnwrittenLaw #ThomasDickerson #Murderer #HarryGarrett #Teamster #Revolver #MarthaMessner #Pearl #Divorce #PreNuptialAgreement #Portland #SpousalAbuse #Wifebeater #SenecaFouts #Hanging #Manslaughter
2015.09.27 Unwritten Law wasn’t always a disastrous moral failure OUTBACK &al.
Malheur &al.
1900s #WillametteValley #LaneCounty #UnwrittenLaw #HomerRoper #LeahPowell #OrlandoMurray #CharlesPowell #UncleJoab #PilotRock #WinchesterRifle #MurderTrial #SelfDefense #JohnBrown #BessieBrown #BillWisdom #SexAbuse #IkeWhitely #IkeNichols #DuckHunting #Shotgun #Vengeance
2015.09.20 Clean-cut case turned out to be sordid and complex (Gittings murder 2 of 2) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s #Albina #Murderer #Wifebeater #SpousalAbuse #MelvilleBradley #JosephSivener #Vaudeville #JohnGittings #KateKakarous #AggieVanders #Neglect #Christmas #Forgers #Prostitutes #NorthEnd #Hookers #Bigamists #CountyPoorhouse #FeebleMinded #UnwrittenLaw
2015.09.13 Cop's murder turned Portland against Unwritten Law (Gittings murder 1 of 2) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s #Albina #Murderer #Wifebeater #SpousalAbuse #MelvilleBradley #JosephSivener #Vaudeville #JohnGittings #KateBradley #AggieVanders #Funeral #OpenGrave #FuneralParlor #PortlandPolice #UnwrittenLaw
2015.09.06 Private manhunt ended with jury-approved murder COAST
Coos &al.
1900s #ClatsopCounty #UnwrittenLaw #SteamerAlliance #JohnBowlsby #Murder #CleveJennings #NorthBend #Astoria #NotGuilty #Jury #AnotherSlayerAcquitted #Assassination #RevengePlot
2015.08.30 Man hailed as a hero for murdering sister’s ex-lover PDX METRO
Marion
1900s #UnwrittenLaw #OrlandoMurray #LincolnWhitney #MaryMurray #Pregnant #ShotgunWedding #Hubbard #HopFields #Lothario #FistfightingLawyer #NotGuilty #InsaneAsylum #Sex #Alcoholism #TemporaryInsanity #MarriageProposals #JohnLogan #WVaughn #PunchTheSheriff #Scandal #ThankGodForIt #MobJustice
2015.08.23 The Unwritten Law: A license to kill (but just for men) STATEWIDE 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s #UnwrittenLaw #HonorKillings #Murderers #TemporaryInsanity #Lynching #HolyRollers #EdmundCreffield #CharlesReynolds #ProfessorHerbert #MiscarriageOfJustice #MassHysteria
2015.08.16 The ones that got away: Almost-shipwrecks on the bar COAST
Clatsop
1880s, 1900s #ColumbiaRiverBar #Shipwrecks #QueenOfThePacific #CaptEzekielAlexander #Stranded #Salvage #Beached #PacificCoastSteamshipCo #BlankCheck #Tugboats #CJBrenham #GeneralMiles #Sidi #CaptJHill #Becalmed #DraggedAnchor #SandIsland #SeaWaif #Barque #Poltalloch #ProfessorKoch #Fulton
2015.08.09 Six picnickers were only victims of balloon bombs SOUTHERN
Lake County
1940s #WW2 #ImperialJapan #BalloonBombs #RevArchcieMitchell #ElyseMitchell #MissionaryAllianceChurch #Bly #SubarineI25 #CoastGuardBeachPatrols #ShermanShoemaker #JayClifford #EddieEngen #DickPatzke #JoanPatzke #Explosion #NewsCensorship #TillamookBurn #OnlyCasualties #StillOutThere
2015.08.02 Shark shipwreck: Navy’s loss was Cannon Beach's gain (Part 2 of 2 on Shark shipwreck) COAST
Clatsop
1840s #CannonBeachHistoryCenter #ColumbiaRiverBar #USNavy #Deserters #Sailors #Shipwreck #USSShark #OregonTerritory #Astoria #CabinFever #CaptNeilHowison #British #JointOccupancyTreaty #Toulon #Barque #EbbTide #ClatsopSpit #Lifeboats #NoFatalities #PeacockSpit #HudsonsBayCo
2015.07.26 Schooner doomed by skipper’s fear of skipping sailors (Part 1 of 2 on Shark shipwreck) COAST
Clatsop
1840s #JohnMcLoughlin #ColumbiaRiverBar #USNavy #Deserters #Sailors #Shipwreck #JohnTice #USSShark #OregonTerritory #Astoria #CabinFever #CaptNeilHowison #PirateHunter #BaltimoreClipper #Liberia #Hellships #SlaverHunter #CommodorePerry #KeyWest #British #JointOccupancyTreaty
2015.07.19 Oregon’s 20th-century “gold rush”: The quest for uranium OUTBACK
Lake &al.
1950s #AMetal #Nuclear #AtomicEnergy #Yellowcake #GoldRush #Uranium238 #Carnotite #ColdWar #Prospectors #GeigerCounters #Lakeview #SteensMountain #EarlSheridan #KlamathFalls #MiningClaim #WhiteKingMind #LuckyLassMine #FremontNationalForest #AlphaRadiation #SuperfundCleanup
2015.07.12 Blundering robber turned out to be Joaquin Miller’s son WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Coos
1890s #SingerOfTheSierras #DeadbeatDad #HighwayRobber #Stagecoach #Bandit #WellsFargo #ExpressBox #CharlesLambert #SheriffStandley #BallardRifle #Willits #GeorgeMiller #HarryMiller #MinnieMyrrtle #CoosBay #Burglars #Prison #Jailbreak #SantaRosa #Disowned #SanQuentin #Outlaws #BadPoetry
2015.07.05 Sudden tempest caught steamship at worst possible time COAST
Clatsop
1930s #Shipwreck #Steamship #Iowa #Fatal #ColumbiaRiverBar #DonMcLeod #Astoria #CharlesHubbard #CaptEdgarYates #PeacockSpit #Hurricane #Mayday #CapeDisappointment #CoastGuard #Onondaga #BeachSalvage #WorstDisaster #Graveyard
2015.06.28 Rosecrans rescue one of Coast Guard’s finest hours (Part 2 of 2 on Rosecrans shipwreck) COAST
Clatsop
1910s #CursedShips #Rosecrans #ColumbiaRiverBar #Shipwreck #FearOfFire #SOS #CaptLucienJohnson #Tanker #PointAdamsLifestation #OscarWicklund #USCG #ClatsopSpit #Astoria #MerrymanMotorLifeboat #Rescuers #Tatoosh #PeacockSpit #AlfredRimer #TugboatFearless #ColumbiaLightship #EParsons
2015.06.21 Cursed or not, S.S. Rosecrans was unusually unlucky (Part 1 of 2 on Rosecrans shipwreck) COAST
Clatsop
1910s #CursedShips #Rosecrans #ColumbiaRiverBar #Tanker #AssociatedOilCo #WhitelawSalvage #CaptLucienJohnson #Fire #TillamookRockLight #CapeDisappointment #DesdemonaSandsLight #JohnSlinning #FredPeters #Rescue #Fatal #Shipwreck #NavigationError
2015.06.14 “Ship of Romance and Death” came to a dramatic end COAST
Clatsop
1900s #CursedShips #Melanope #Superstition #LuckyDog #Northland #Dismasted #WitchesCurse #SuicideAttempt #GhostOfEmmaTaylor #Adultery #Mistress #Astoria #Barge #ComoxHarbour #VancouverIsland #StillThere
2015.06.07 The small-town police chief who was executed for murder CASCADE RANGE
Clackamas
1940s, 1950s #Sandy #ChiefStoneman #OttoAustinLoel #DUII #SecurityGuard #RoadTrip #DayDrinker #MayorJohnMills #ElizabethJeanneHenderson #OklahomaCity #BloodSpattered #HotelRoom #CigaretteBurns #Fugitive #NymphomaniaLibel #ElectricChair #Execution #WallyHunter #MichaelWilson #Alcoholic
2015.05.31 FBI’s “Most Wanted” gangster was busted in Beaverton PDX METRO
Washington
1950s #JohnMcCullough #Drywall #Plasterer #FBI #MostWanted #ThomasJamesHolden #Murderer #Gangster #Alcatraz #BankRobber #Leavenworth #Jailbird #TommyHolden #Prison #DavidWard #Outlaw #Manhunt #Fugitive
2015.05.24 Oregon’s highest, smallest city once had its jail stolen OUTBACK
Baker
1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1960s #GrantCounty #GreenhornCity #CanyonCity #BlueMountains #GrantCountyCourthouse #GhostTown #Blockhouse #StolenJailhouse #CityCharter #PresidentJamesPolk #LambertFlorin #GoldMining #MilesPotter #Boomtown #JoaquinMiller
2015.05.17 Mount Angel Abbey owes grandeur to colorful Swiss monk WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1880s, 1890s, 1900s #AdelhelmOdermatt #FatherODermott #Swiss #Benedictine #Seminary #MtAngel #Priory #EngelbergAbbey #Fillmore #Fundraising #MountAngelCollege #Fire #AbbotThomasMeienhofer #Showmanship #AaltoLibrary
2015.05.10 Storm-tossed ships shared a double date with destiny COAST
Clatsop
1850s #ColumbiaRiverBar #Mindora #Merrithew #Barques #Christmas #Astoria #CaptGeorgeStaples #Becalmed #Stranded #MiddleSands #Lifeboat #ClatsopSpit #DisappearingShipwrecks #NorthHead #ShoalwaterBay #NoFatalities
2015.05.03 Oregon’s Doolittle raiders made history in startling ways (Part 3 of 3 on Doolittle Raiders) OUTBACK
Morrow
1940s #Pendleton #ColonelDeanDavenport #RupturedDuck #30SecondsOverTokyo #PlaneCrash #B25s #SgtJacobDeShazer #Madras #BatOutOfHell #Prisoner #Missionary #ReturnToJapan #CaptMitsuoFuchida #GenDavyJones #CoosBay #Nazis #POWcamp #TheGreatEscape #VirgilHilts
2015.04.26 The Oregonians who flew with the Doolittle raid (Part 2 of 3 on Doolittle Raiders) OUTBACK
Morrow
1940s #Pendleton #HenryPotter #Navigator #B25s #RobertClever #JimmyDoolittle #Revenge #ImperialJapan #JapaneseSubmarine #PlaneCrash #RobertEmmens #USSR #StrikeOnTokyo #EverettHolstrom #OSU #AllanCain #USAF
2015.04.19 Famous “Doolittle Raid” had roots in Pendleton air base (Doolittle Raiders, 1 of 3) OUTBACK
Morrow
1940s #Pendleton #NobuoFujita #B25s #JapaneseSubmarine #JimmyDoolittle #Revenge #ImperialJapan #Humiliation #MedalOfHonor #Airstrike #Bombers #StrikeOnTokyo #MaryClaireKendall #AllanCain #USAF
2015.04.12 French sailors miraculously saved from death on bar COAST
Clatsop
1840s #Shipwreck #ColumbiaRiverBar #GraveyardOfThePacific #Aground #Lifeboats #EtoileDuMatin #ArchbishopBlanchet #CaptFrancisMenes #NoBarPilot #BadMaps #KeelBrokeOff #MorningStar #OneFatality
2015.04.04 Pioneering historian earned recognition, but little money (Frances Fuller Victor, pt. 1 of 2) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1880s, 1890s, 1900s #ElwoodEvans #JesseApplegate #Columbiad #TheRiverOfTheWest #MarcusWhitman #HenryVictor #TemperanceCrusaders #Suffrage #HubertHoweBancroftPlagiarist #Ghostwriter #Potboilers #MotherOfOregonHistory #OregonHistoricalSociety #Journalism #Writers #StHelens
2015.03.29 Legendary “authoress” started with poetry, dime novels (Frances Fuller Victor, 1 of 2) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1860s, 1870s #FrancisFullerVictor #MatthewDeady #Journalist #MettaFuller #JacksonBarritt #DimeNovels #PulpFiction #CivilWar #HenryVictor #USNavy #FlorenceFane #BrotherJonathan #AddisonGibbs #OregonIronWorks #MotherOfOregonHistory #JimMartin #HazelEmeryMills #SheriBartlettBrown #Portland
2015.03.22 Civil War plotters hoped to get West Coast to secede WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1860s #Salem #Sedition #Secession #Confederate #BadIdeas #CivilWar #Race #Slavery #Irony #UnintendedConsequences #Fail
2015.03.15 Coast Guard “Sand Pounders” kept Oregon Coast secure from Japanese invasion COAST 1940s #WW2 #ImperialJapan #USCG #FortStevens #BombsOverBrookings #Beachpatrol #Horses #AWS #Nazis #DonMarshall #JamesGibbs
2015.03.08 Edgar Rice Burroughs' gold-dredge scheme failed — luckily for Tarzan fans OUTBACK
Baker
1900s #SnakeRiver #GoldMining #BucketLineDredge #Cowboys #Pocatello #Cavalry #Gamblers #Greenhorn #Sumpter #EmmaBurroughs #Munseys #APrincessOfMars #JohnCarterOfMars #TarzanOfTheApes #RobertFenton #IrwinPorges
2015.03.01 Shipwrecked sailors drifted from Oregon to Puget Sound COAST
Tillamook
1900s #EmilyGReed #Barque #DownEaster #CaptKessel #FredZube #Lifeboat #HighTide #RockawayBeach #Stranded #TatooshLighthouse #StraitOfJuanDeFuca #Teckla #NeahBay #TillamookBay #Survivors #LeakyBoat #LoriTobias #DonMarshall
2015.02.22 Lafe Pence's crazy plan: Move mountains down, fill up lake PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s #MiningLaw #FreeSilver #PopulistParty #HouseOfRepresentatives #GuildLake #CentennialExposition #ColonelHawkins #MacleayPark #ForestPark #OlmsteadPlan #BullRun #WaterRights #BalchCreek #Fairgrounds #Flumes #Dynamite #MayorHarryLane #ScotchNubbin #BankPanic #PortOfPortland #GabrielListon
2015.02.15 Bold bandits robbed express train three miles from Roseburg SOUTHERN
Douglas
1890s #Roseburg #TrainRobbery #Railroad #UnluckyBreak #Fail #Posse #Dynamite
2015.02.08 Cow Creek Canyon robbers weren’t afraid to blow stuff up SOUTHERN
Douglas
1890s #Riddle #TrainRobbery #Explosions #Railroad #BaritoneBandit #Dynamite #Outlaw
2015.02.01 When the rebel flag flew over Oregon soil WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Lane
1860s #Smithfield #DixieOfTheWest #RebelYells #StarsAndBars #FederalTroops #Franklin #Cheshire #StagecoachLine #TerritorialHighway #LynchMob #LongTomRiver #AndrewMcCornack #USCavalry #DeserterArmstrong #ElwinMcCornack #GlennAplin #RandolFletcher #CivilWar #RedVsGray
2015.01.25 Oregon crooks have always enjoyed their dynamite STATEWIDE 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #Extortion #FailingSchool #Jailbreak #Explosions #Murder #Robbery #DBCooper #Railroads #DavidHeesh #KellyButte #HarryEdwards #WallaWalla #GeorgeGowan #AdelineBeck #SidneyWallace #Sellwood #BlastingCaps #WilliamKessler #MountHood #TrainRobbery
2015.01.18 How to rob trains with dynamite: Tips from the pros STATEWIDE 1890s, 1900s, 1910s #Satire #BillMiner #Dynamite #Robbery #Jailbreak #Punkd #Railroad #CharlesManning #AlbertMeadors #JohnCase #JamesPoole #BlackieDuQuesne #Infomercial #ExpresssCar #TrainRobbery
2015.01.11 Dynamite used to be a regular part of Oregon life STATEWIDE 1900s, 1910s, 1920s #Farming #ConstructionProjects #DIYdynamite #BATF #Nitroglycerin #BlastingCap #WileECoyote #Detonator #GelatineDynamite #IrvinReed #GeorgeBanks #DynamiteKid #RichardDillon #ShanghaiingDays #CascadeLocks #Explosions
2015.01.04 Express clerk's silence foiled train robbery WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Lane
1900s #Saginaw #Eugene #TrainRobbery #LaneCounty #Unsolved #BJLucas #Dynamite #Outlaw #Shooting #RobertGittens #CharlesCharles #EvansSontagGang #Goshen #SouthLaneCounty #ExpressCar
2014.12.28 Roseburg “Champagne Riot” likely wasn't what you think SOUTHERN
Douglas
1860s #ChristmasParty #CivilWar #DixieOfTheWest #Roseburg #SouthernDemocrats #GoodesMill #JosephChampagne #SolomonCulver #JohnFitzhugh #AbeCrow #BobForbes #John Hanan #Journalist #Copperhead #FrankBarringer #Gunfight #Murder #AshClayton #TomThompson #JeffLaLande
2014.12.21 Oregon Senator almost became President; luckily, he didn't WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1860s #Salem #JosephLane #Confederate #Conspiracy #Politicians #Sedition #CultureClash #Slavery #PacificRepublic #CunningPlan
2014.12.14 Simpson empire made Coos Bay a shipbuilding Mecca COAST
Coos
1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1910s #NorthBend #Marshfield #Lumber #TimberCulture #Marine #LargerThanLife #SailingShips #Boatbuilding #NowGone
2014.12.07 Free-love “Harmonial Brotherhood” colony was a disaster (Henderson Luelling 2 of 2) PDX METRO
Clackamas
1850s #ConArtists #SailingShip #TigerIsland #Hydropathy #Sailors #TropicalDisease #Cult #FruitTrees #OregonTrail
2014.11.30 The father of Oregon’s nursery industry's “free-love” cult (Henderson Luelling 1 of 2) PDX METRO
Clackamas
1850s #HendersonLuelling #HarmonialBrotherhood #FreeLove #HygienicMedicine #CultureClash #Marine #Hubris #UnintendedConsequences
2014.11.23 Shouldn’t Oregon’s official language be Chinook? STATEWIDE 1830s, 1840s, 1850s #ChinookJargon #Pidgin #ChinukWawa #Frontier #FrenchVoyageurs #TradingLanguage #Patois #OfficialStateLanguage #ConfederatedTribes #GrandRonde #OregonNativeTongue #YesPlease #ChesterFee
2014.11.16 Wreck of the steamer U.S. Grant: Baffling historical mystery COAST
Clatsop
1870s #Riverboat #SetAdrift #SabotageMaybe #ClintonKelly #CaptJDHGray #Ilwwaco #OregonSteamNavigationCo #Astoria #FortCanby #ColumbiaRiverBar #SandIsland #Suspicious #NauticalMystery #GraveyardOfThePacific #Astoria
2014.11.09 Nutty 1890s governor left Oregon with two Thanksgivings WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1890s #SylvesterPennoyer #SylpesterAnnoyer #Populist #GroverCleveland #Racism #AntiChinese #FreeSilver #GoldStandard #DepressionOf1893 #HisEccentricity #FDR #DickPintarich #Holidays
2014.11.02 The short, tragic story of Portland's municipal whale PDX METRO
Multnomah
1930s #Portland #Columbia #Orca #CultureClash #Nimrods #Marine #ShowBiz #UnintendedConsequences #Harpoon #Whaling
2014.10.26 Scholarly Albany flyer was true father of Oregon aviation WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Linn
1910s #JohnnyBurkhart #GeneralWillieCrawford #HenryWemme #WhiteStag #GlennCurtiss #WillLipman #AeronauticalEngineer #WrightBrothers #Cornell #Aviator #MabelGoss #WW1 #USArmy #AirCorps #Tuberculosis
2014.10.19 Offer of bonus turned out badly for owner of wrecked ship COAST
Clatsop
1850s #Astoria #ColumbiaRiverBar #Shipwrecks #Fatal #Irony #UnintendedConsequences #Fail #DesdemonaSands #Sailors
2014.10.12 Port Orford PR wizard managed “secession” like a movie (Jefferson Secession 2 of 2) COAST
Curry &al.
1940s #JosephineCounty #JacksonCounty #KlamathCounty #StateOfJefferson #MayorGilbertGable #Roadbuilding #PortOrfordHarbor #Yreka #Cavemania #DelNorteCounty #SiskiyouCounty#CrescentCity #BorderPatrol #SecessionThursdays #PearlHarbor #StantonDelaplane #RichardReinhardt
2014.10.05 Famous 1941 “secession” largely a publicity stunt (Jefferson Secession 1 of 2) COAST
Jackson &al.
1940s #CurryCounty #JosephineCounty #KlamathCounty #StateOfJefferson #StantonDelaplane #SanFranciscoChronicle #GilbertGable #DinosaurHunter #NavajoChief #NBCRadioStar #Paleontology #TheodoreVail #BellTelephone #Moviemaker #HighwayOfAdventure #PortOrford #ICC #Railroad #PeterLaufer
2014.09.28 Indian prince was Japan's introduction to the West (Ranald MacDonald 2 of 2) COLUMBIA RIVER
Clatsop
1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s #RanaldMacDonald #ChiefConcomly #PrincessRaven #Chinuk #ArchibaldMcDonald #BritishColumbia #Nagasaki #Japan #Diplomacy #WilliamGriffis #TeachingEnglish #Australia #GoldRush #FraserRiver #FortColville #JoAnnRoe
2014.09.21 A secret Native American prince's quest to reach Japan (Ranald MacDonald 1 of 2) COLUMBIA RIVER
Clatsop
1820s, 1830s, 1840s #RanaldMacDonald #ArchibaldMcDonald #Chinuk #Chinook #PrincessRaven #ChiefConcomly #Riverboat #TooleToole #Indian #NativeAmerican #Sailor #WhalingShip #Japan #FortVancouver #Hokkaido #JoAnnRoe
2014.09.14 Legendary “Chief Bigfoot” as elusive as his hairy namesake OUTBACK
Malheur &al.
1860s #BakerCounty #Sasquatch #Cryptids #NativeAmericans #Indians #BannockWar #Size17 #TJSutton #JohnWheeler #HighwayRobber #Stagecoach #Bandit #StarrWilkinson #CherokeeNation #WagonTrain #Nampa #BillGulick #JohnHailey #Racism
2014.09.07 Fred Merrill brought bikes to women; prostitutes took 'em away PDX METRO
Multnomah
1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s #BikeBusiness #StuntRiders #RideARambler #Velocipedes #CarrieMoor #FredMerrill #Boneshakers #OrdinaryBicycle #PennyFarthing #HenryWemme #GovernorGeer #Scorchers #WomensLiberation #Hookers #LiverpoolLiz #BicycleFace #KeepPortlandWideOpen #Promoters #StewartHolbrook #JDChandler
2014.08.31 Portland stunt made local aero-daredevil Silas Christofferson world famous PDX METRO
Multnomah
1910s #Barnstormer #MultnomahHotel #RooftopFlight #Aviator #HubertLatham #DoItFirst #Pioneer #FABennett #AutoRacing #MotorboatRacer #EmmaBecker #StuntFlying #RedwoodCity #FlyingSchool #PlaneCrash #CrossedControls #Fatal #PatrickHarris #KenScott #Promoters #Showmen
2014.08.24 Massive war game covered Central Oregon in 1943 STATEWIDE 1940s #WW2 #Soldiers #Training #DeadeyeDivision #SwampAdair #PowderRiver #TimberWolves #OregonManeuver #RedVsBlue #Wagontire #JamesBradley #AlexanderPatch #CampWhite #CampAbbot #Logistics #DeschutesRiver #Burns #ItalianCampaign #GothicLine #Philippines #Okinawa #France #PhilBrogan
2014.08.17 Massive steamer wrecked by future Costa Rica Navy admiral COAST
Clatsop
1880s #ColumbiaRiverBar #Shipwreck #Marine #Fail #Hubris #SilverLining #SailingShip #Marine #Pilot
2014.08.10 Thousands of Oregonians remember replanting forests (Tillamook Burn 3 of 3) COAST RANGE
Tillamook
1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s #CoastRange #JamesJohnGradeSchool #ODF #USFS #Schoolchildren #ArthurPriaulx #WestCoastLumbermensAssoc #NelsRogers #EarlSnell #Hodags #Hoedads #TomMcCall #Wildfire #ForestFire #ReplantingProgram #MolallaGradeSchool #DonaldStotler #EllisLucia #GailWells
2014.08.03 Tillamook Burn “blew up” with shocking speed (Tillamook Burn 2 of 3) COAST RANGE
Tillamook &al.
1930s #WashingtonCounty #EmergencyEvacuation #CoastRange #BlowUp #Firestorms #FogBank #USFS #CCC #StateForester #LynnCronemiller #StewartHolbrook #DougDecker #Wildfire #ForestFire #SalvageLogging #JapaneseBalloonBombs #ReplantingProgram #DougKenckCrispin #AndyLindberg
2014.07.27 Massive forest fire sprang from logging crew's unwise gamble (Tillamook Burn 1 of 3) COAST RANGE
Washington
1930s #GyppoLoggers #GalesCreekCanyon #HighLead #Dragline #YacoltBurn #USFS #LookoutTowers #SaddleMountain #CCC #StateForester #LynnCronemiller #StewartHolbrook #DougDecker #Wildfire #ForestFire #SalvageLogging
2014.07.20 The Coyote of Portland’s waterfront mythos (Bunco Kelley 2 of 2) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1880s, 1890s #ClatsopCounty #JosephKelley #BuncoKelly #SpiderJohnson #CigarStoreIndian #Hookers #Bordellos #Prostitution #FlyingPrince #SnugHarborSaloon #Crimps #JohnsonAndSons #UndertakingParlor #Formaldehyde #Astoria #GreatRumpus #Shanghaiers #SailorsBoardinghouse #Underworld #StewartHolbrook
2014.07.13 Oregon's most notorious shanghai artist: “Bunco” Kelley (Bunco Kelley 1 of 2) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1880s, 1890s #JosephKelley #BuncoKelly #Crimps #Shanghaiers #SailorsBoardinghouse #WilliamKelley #HumanTrafficking #Prizefighters #Underworld #Entrepreneur #LarrySullivan #ElectionFraud #OpiumSmuggling #JamesLotan #NatBlum #GeorgeSayres #ClatsopCounty #BobGarthorn #Prison #BarneyBlalock
2014.07.06 Rumors of sunken submarines: Government denies it, but L. Ron Hubbard disagrees COAST
Tillamook
1940s #WW2 #ImperialJapaneseNavy #Submarines #Scientology #PulpFictionWriters #CapeKiwanda #NaziUBoat #PC815 #BattleOfCapeLookout #Airships #SC536 #RobertWood #USNavy #BombardingMexico #KathleenWallis #OregonCoastProject #TillamookBlimps #LoriTTobias #JamesBuchanan #RobertSables #DonMarshall
2014.06.29 Atlantis in the Beaver State: Underwater Lost Cities of Oregon STATEWIDE 1940s, 1950s #Dams #FloodControl #KlamathJunction #EmigrantCreek #TalentIrrigationDistrict #BureauOfReclamation #Robinette #BakerCity #BrownleeReservoir #SnakeRiver #LookoutPointReservoir #Landax #Eula #Lawler #Signal #Reserve #Carter #Lowell #CorpsOfEngineers #CeliloVillage #Indians #CeliloFalls #BIA #ColumbiaRiver
2014.06.22 Pioneer Chinese doctor was a municipal treasure in John Day NORTHEAST
Grant
1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s #IngHay #DocHay #LungOn #Leon #KuLi #Coolie #Discrimination #ExclusionAct #Guangdong #Pulsologist #PontiacDealer #KamWahChung #BloodPoisoning #AMA #SpanishFlu #PandemicOf1918 #FanTan #Opium #JohnDay #JeffreyBarlow #BethHarrington
2014.06.15 Did Vortex music festival prevent riots in downtown Portland? (Part 3 of 3 on Vortex I) PDX METRO
Clackamas
1970s #VortexOne #VictoryInVietnam #Counterculture #GlennJackson #BobbyWehe #GlenSwift #ElectricWine #MattLove #NakedLadies #SpiroAgnew #MemorialColiseum #MeierAndFrank #DrugCulture #Youth #GovernorsPotParty
2014.06.08 Governor McCall expected “Vortex I” to cost him the election (Part 2 of 3 on Vortex I) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1970s #Hippies #DopeSmoking #MusicFestival #TomMcCall #FBI #TheFamily #McIverStatePark #Woodstock #RonSchmidt #RobertOliver #Estacada #PortlandHilton #EricCain #Portland #NationalGuard #EdWesterdahl #RiotGear
2014.06.01 Riot at PSU set the stage for “Governor’s Pot Party” (Part 1 of 3 on Vortex I) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1970s #RichardNixon #Cambodia #KentState #PSU #ParksBlock #TerrySchrunk #FrankIvancie #Police #DavidHorowitz #PeoplesArmyJamboree #AmericanLegion #Riots #Protests #BrandonStaley #DougKenckCrispin #AndyLindberg
2014.05.25 Pirates were defeated in Yaquina Bay Oyster War COAST
Lincoln
1860s #OysterPirates #Newport #JackLondon #Oysterville #SiletzIndians #Treaty #Olympia #SolomonDodge #SloopFanny #JamesWinant #SchoonerAnnieGDoyle #Royalty #DreadPirateHillyer #CordeliaTerry #USArmy #BenSimpson #Fistfight #MeiertWachsmuth #DanAndLouis #OysterBar #DonMarshall #KatyMuldoon
2014.05.18 Portland's Pioneer Square could have been a “crystal palace” PDX METRO
Multnomah
1960s, 1970s, 1980s #UrbanRenewal #RobertMoses #LawrenceHalprin #ErnieBonner #RandyGragg #PortlandDevelopmentCommission #Hippies #PioneerCourthouse #SexBums #GlassAtrium #DesignCompetition #WillardMartin #JDouglasMacy #TerrenceODonnell #SpencerGill #LeeKelly #BrickSales #MollyOReilly #GreggKantor
2014.05.11 NASA's “Moon Trees” have roots in an Oregon forest fire STATEWIDE 1970s #StuartRoosa #Astronaut #ScottLeavengood #Smokejumpers #USAF #TestPilots #ApolloSpaceProgram #TreeSeedsOnTheMoon #AlShepard #EdMitchell #GolfBalls #Bicentennial #MoonLandrieu #WillametteHall #UO #OSU #PeavyHall #DarrellJabin #DavidWilliams
2014.05.04 The mysterious disappearance of a schooner's entire crew COAST
Clatsop
1880s #JCCousins #PilotBoat #Schooner #Astoria #ColumbiaRiverBar #TugboatMaryTaylor #AbandonShip #Zeiber #Xtheories #GhostShip #JamesGibbs #LewisAndDryden #MaritimeMystery #SailedByItself
2014.04.27 Japanese shipwrecks on Oregon Coast likely predate Columbus COAST 1830s #John Ottoson #HojunMaru #Otokichi #Shogunate #KuroshioCurrent #Shipwreck #CharlesBrooks #BlownOutToSea #NorthPacificCurrent #Junks #CapeFlattery #MakahTribe #Iwakichi #JohnMcLoughlin #HudsonsBayCo #ThomasMcKay #CassandraTate #JamesGibbs
2014.04.20 Bad batch of “dehorn” alcohol killed 28 hobos on Skid Road PDX METRO
Multnomah
1930s #WoodAlcohol #DenaturedAlcohol #BenVotruba #CannedHeatKing #Sterno #Squeeze #PioneerDrugstore #Poison #FormicAcid #Coma #Fatal #SolomonMiller #Murder #Manslaughter #Methanol #MassCasualty #FrankMenne
2014.04.13 Beavercreek Bomber: Give me $1 million or the lights go out PDX METRO
Clackamas
1970s #Brightwood #BPA #BonnevilleDam #HighVoltage #Dynamite #Maupin #TheDalles #Ransom #Extortion #Jayhawker #RVOVN #FBI #ForestFire #BullRun #DuckCall #CBRadio #MorseCode #TriangulatedSignal #SoutheastPortland #DavidHeesch #SheilaHeesch #Terrorism
2014.04.06 Cayuse tribe's world-beating ponies are now very rare OUTBACK
Morrow &al.
1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s #JoeCrabb #HorseRace #Betting #HowlishWampoo #WallaWalla #NezPerce #Umatilla #Cayuse #IndianTribes #WilliamLyman #OMCanfield #PendletonBankrupt #CayusePony #SpanishBarbs #Percherons #RachelBerry #JeffEdwards #PendletonRoundUp #JonDonnaSkovlin #WilliamLyman
2014.03.30 Iconic movies filmed in Oregon, Part Three: 1975-1989 STATEWIDE 1970s, 1980s #Movies #Famous #FishermansBride #Astoria #TheGeneral #CottageGrove #BusterKeaton #WreckedLocomotive #RowRiver #RachelAndTheStranger #Springfield #Eugene #BendOfTheRiver #BillGulick #JimmyStewart #ColumbiaRiver #Sternwheelers #Henderson #Portland
2014.03.23 Iconic movies filmed in Oregon, Part Two: 1965-1975 STATEWIDE 1960s, 1970s #Shenandoah #Mohawk #Marcola #JoeDairy #AnneRichardson #PaintYourWagon #Musical #BakerCity #ClintEastwood #LeeMarvin #SometimesAGreatNotion #PaulNewman #KenKesey #RoosterCogburn #JohnWayne #KatharineHepburn #RogueRiver #CuckoosNest #JackNicholson #OregonStateHospital
2014.03.16 Iconic movies shot in Oregon, Part One: 1908 to 1952 STATEWIDE 1900s, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s #Movies #Famous #AppleDumplingGang #Disney #DonKnotts #DeschutesCounty #TheShining #TimberlineLodge #AnimalHouse #UO #WilliamBoyd #JohnsonHall #Fishbowl #Goonies #Astoria #OregonFilmMuseum #StandByMe #CottageGrove #BlueGoose #SteamTrain #RowRiver #DrugstoreCowboy #GusVanSant
2014.03.09 Brutal “Oregon Boot” made our state prison famous WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1900s #Salem #Jailbreak #Cops #Prison #Invention #GardinerShackle #BallAndChain #OregonStatePenitentiary #Injury
2014.03.02 After logger's murder, bordello madam mysteriously vanished SOUTHERN
Klamath
1910s #KlamathFalls #Prostitution #BridgeOfSighs
2014.02.23 Hank Vaughan in middle age: The outlaw as elder statesman (Part 3 of 3 on Hank Vaughan) COLUMBIA RIVER
Umatilla &al.
1880s #WascoCounty #LaneCounty #Auburn
2014.02.16 Becoming the West's most successful rustler (Part 2 of 3 on Hank Vaughan) OUTBACK
Wasco &al.
1870s, 1880s #UmatillaCounty #TheDalles
2014.02.09 Legendary hell-raising rustler Hank Vaughan: The early years (Part 1 of 3 on Hank Vaughan) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Lane &al.
1860s, 1870s, 1880s #WascoCounty #UmatillaIndians
2014.02.02 Opium culture a long-forgotten part of the urban underworld PDX METRO
Multnomah
1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #OpiumDens #Chinatown #Smugglers #Slumming
2014.01.26 "Black Bart" Bolton: Charming gentleman by day, highway robber by night SOUTHERN
Jackson
1870s, 1880s #StagecoachRobber #Bandit #CharlesBoles
2014.01.19 Portland is home of PT-658, the world's only working PT boat from WWII PDX METRO
Multnomah
1990s, 2000s #WW2 #USNavy
2014.01.12 George Baker, Portland's Vaudeville mayor, made city famous (and infamous) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1910s, 1920s #BakerStockTheatre #Vaudeville #Players
2014.01.05 The Oregonian burgled mayoral candidate Will Daly's home to swing election against him PDX METRO
Multnomah
1910s #HenryPittock #Unions #Jitneys #Burglary #DirtyTricks
2013.12.29 Wives were stripped of American citizenship at the altar STATEWIDE 1910s, 1920s #WW1 #Stateless #Immigrants
2013.12.22 Bad recording technique led FBI to investigate “Louie Louie” PDX METRO
Multnomah
1960s #TheKingsmen #MerseyBeat
2013.12.15 The game of Faro was a crooked gambler's dream STATEWIDE 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #Blackleg #Cheating #Casino
2013.12.08 Taming of the Rascal: Edouard Chambreau's redemption (Part 2 of 2) OUTBACK
Wasco &al.
1860s, 1870s #MultnomahCounty #Gambler #Swindler #Saloonkeeper #TemperanceCrusaders
2013.12.01 Edouard Chambreau gave a swindler's-eye view of old Oregon (Part 1 of 2) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Clackamas &al.
1840s, 1850s, 1860s #MultnomahCounty #LiquorPeddler #ConArtist
2013.11.24 “Blue Ruin” drove lawmakers to drink — and prohibition WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Clackamas
1840s #Champoeg #Portland #Willamette #Smuggling #Cops #Bootlegging #Indians #CultureClash #Distillery #Temperance #First
2013.11.17 Palatial riverboat Alaskan was caught in a hurricane on the open sea COAST
Clatsop
1880s #Sidewheel #Steamboat #Shipwreck #Fatal #ColumbiaRiverBar
2013.11.10 Outlaw Bill Miner's first train robbery was a fiasco COLUMBIA RIVER
Multnomah
1900s #Portland #TrainRobbery #Shooting #Dynamite #Explosion #DumbCrooks #CultureClash #Irony #Railroad #Stagecoach #Fail #Unlucky
2013.11.03 Was suspicious death in “The Boneyard” really a murder? PDX METRO
Multnomah
1870s #BoneyardMary #Disappearance #WetHat #Scow
2013.10.27 Vigilantes went too far with murder of suspected rustler NORTHEAST
Wallowa
1880s #Murder #Vigilante #LynchMob #CultureClash #Rustlers #Cowboys #Feud #Livestock #OpenRange
2013.10.20 The life and death of a Portland gangster and his “moll” PDX METRO
Columbia
1930s #JakeSilverman #ShyFrankKodat #RoyMoore #Gangsters #Underworld #Speakeasy #Bordello #38Special #JimmyWalker #Gun #EdithMcClain #Accidental #LMorgan #ZellsJewelers #Robbery #Prison #Jailbirds #ShotInTheBack #StudebakerPresident #Scappoose #Portland #TakenForARide #Tuberculosis #HalfwayHouse
2013.10.13 Voice of Goofy, Bluto and Grumpy was Oregon's “Pinto” Colvig SOUTHERN
Jackson
1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s #PintoColvig #WaltDisney #Animator #BozoTheClown
2013.10.05 Legendary Civil War ship came to ignominious end in Coos Bay COAST
Coos
1880s #GussieTelfair #Gertrude #BlockadeRunner
2013.09.29 The mysterious skeletons of Crater Lake National Park SOUTHERN
Klamath
1940s, 1970s, 1980s #DavePanebaker #USNavy #GrummanHellcat #CharlesMcCullar #DaveNunn
2013.09.22 When the “Dark Strangler” stalked the streets of Portland PDX METRO
Multnomah
1920s #EarleNelson #SerialKiller #Landladies
2013.09.15 Train robbery turned into on-board gunfight with the law NORTHEAST
Union &al.
1910s #MorrowCounty #Robbery #Shooting #Dynamite #Cops #DumbCrooks #Irony #Railroad #Fail #Unlucky #CarTheft
2013.09.08 1890s “march on Washington” involved train hijackings PDX METRO
Multnomah
1890s #CoxeysArmy #PanicOf1893
2013.09.01 Valsetz newspaper and its editor, age 9, won nationwide fame WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Polk
1930s #DorothyAnneHobson #ValsetzStar
2013.08.25 Shevlin: Oregon's wandering timber town CASCADE RANGE
Deschutes &al.
1920s, 1930s, 1940s #LakeCounty #RailroadTown #ShevlinHixonTimberCo
2013.08.18 Tawdry love triangle ends in murder — and a kiss from a corpse PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s #LuluReynolds #CharlesReynolds #UnwrittenLaw #ProfessorHerbert
2013.08.11 Race exclusion of early Oregon is still embarrassing today STATEWIDE 1850s #OregonCity #ClackamasCounty #OregonTrail #Politicians #CultureClash #Racism #Black #Fail #LashLaw #Confederates #Slavery
2013.08.04 Bootlegger’s paradise: Oregon’s Prohibition adventures STATEWIDE 1920s, 1930s #Rumrunners #Bootleggers #Smugglers
2013.07.28 Mob racketeers, corrupt union men battled over pinball PDX METRO
Clackamas
1940s, 1950s #BigJimElkins #StanTerry #Teamsters
2013.07.21 When steamboats exploded on the upper Willamette WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Clackamas &al.
1850s #MarionCounty #YamhillCounty #Canemah #Gazelle #BoilerExplosion
2013.07.14 Oregon's Harry Lane: A real hero of the First World War PDX METRO
Multnomah
1910s #WoodrowWilson #WW1 #VotedNo
2013.07.07 McCarty Gang's Oregon story: “Bonanza” meets “Unforgiven” OUTBACK
Wallowa &al.
1890s #HarneyCounty #BakerCounty #Shooting #BankRobbery #Outlaws #Family #Shootout #BadGuys #DumbCrooks #Fail #Cowboys #WildWest #Gang
2013.06.30 Frontier journalists settled their differences with a gunfight SOUTHERN
Douglas
1870s #Roseburg #Shooting #Gunfight #Journalism #BudThompson #Confederate #Revenge #Vigilante #Plaindealer #Ensign #Politics
2013.06.23 What really happened to D.B. Cooper? Pick a theory (Part 4 of 4 on D.B. Cooper) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1970s #PDX #Portland #Columbia #Unsolved #ColdCase #Outlaw #Manhunt #CunningPlan #Dynamite #Skyjack #Robbery #Pirate #Journalism
2013.06.16 The hunt for D.B. Cooper: Searching for the drop zone (Part 3 of 4 on D.B. Cooper) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1970s #PDX #Portland #Columbia #Unsolved #ColdCase #Outlaw #Manhunt #CunningPlan #Dynamite #Skyjack #Robbery #Pirate #Journalism
2013.06.09 The deplaning of D.B.: Getting away with the loot, or not (Part 2 of 4 on D.B. Cooper) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1970s #PDX #Portland #Columbia #Unsolved #ColdCase #Outlaw #Manhunt #CunningPlan #Dynamite #Skyjack #Robbery #Pirate #Journalism
2013.06.02 The D.B. Cooper skyjacking legend took flight out of PDX (Part 1 of 4 on D.B. Cooper) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1970s #PDX #Portland #Columbia #Unsolved #ColdCase #Outlaw #Manhunt #CunningPlan #Dynamite #Skyjack #Robbery #Pirate #Journalism
2013.05.26 Joseph bank robber became VP of the bank he once robbed NORTHEAST
Wallowa
1890s, 1920s #Joseph #BankRobbery #Shooting #Outlaw #LynchMob #Heroes #DumbCrooks #Irony #Fail #Lucky #Underdog #Jail #Gunfight
2013.05.18 A town's special friendship with its onetime would-be destroyer (Part 2 of 2 on Fujita) COAST
Curry
1960s #NobuoFujita #SamuraiSword #BombsOverBrookings
2013.05.12 The flying Samurai who attacked Oregon (Part 1 of 2 on Fujita) COAST
Curry
1940s #NobuoFujita #BombsOverBrookings #ImperialJapan #WW2 #SubmarineI25
2013.05.05 Did Oregon miss a chance to catch the Zodiac Killer? PDX METRO
Multnomah
1950s #EdwardEdwards #ManWithTheHook #LarryPeyton #BeverlyAllan #Murders
2013.04.28 Corruption, hypocrisy and the fall of the house of Klux (Part 3 of 3 on the Ku Klux Klowns) STATEWIDE 1920s #Sedition #Vigilante #Terrorist #Anonymous #Progressivism #DumbCrooks #ConArtist #CultureClash #Racism #Black #Chinese #Jewish #Catholic
2013.04.21 The Rise of the House of Klux: How KKK took over (Part 2 of 3 on the Ku Klux Klowns) STATEWIDE
Multnomah
1920s #Sedition #Vigilante #Terrorist #Anonymous #Progressivism #DumbCrooks #ConArtist #CultureClash #Racism #Black #Chinese #Jewish #Catholic
2013.04.14 Rise of KKK in Oregon: A racist moneymaking scheme (Part 1 of 3 on the Ku Klux Klowns) SOUTHERN
Jackson
1920s #Sedition #Vigilante #Terrorist #Anonymous #Progressivism #DumbCrooks #ConArtist #CultureClash #Racism #Black #Chinese #Jewish #Catholic
2013.04.07 Massive 1934 Portland dock strike paralyzed the state PDX METRO
Multnomah
1930s #Portland #UnionBusting #SpecialPolice #ILA #OpenShop #ClosedShop #SenatorRobertWagner #Longshoremen #NationalRecoveryAct #FDR #Scabs #Police #NationalGuard #PublicRelations #AdmiralEvans #BloodyThursday #MayorJosephCarson #GovernorJuliusMeier #Bulls
2013.03.31 Union squabbles were part of life on Portland waterfront PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s, 1910s, 1920s #Strikes #LongshoremensUnion #SpecialPolice
2013.03.24 Bridge-building scandal aroused fury of 1920s Portland PDX METRO
Multnomah
1920s #Portland #Corruption #Swindle #KuKluxKlan #Irony #DumbCrooks #Hubris #Theft #Recall #Election
2013.03.17 Massive passenger liner won race against fiery death COAST
Coos
1910s #FireAboard #Steamship #Congress #CoosBay #Marshfield
2013.03.10 Rabies epidemic was like a war in Eastern Oregon STATEWIDE 1910s #Coyotes #Hydrophobia
2013.03.03 Early anti-prostitution crusade was an embarrassing fizzle PDX METRO
Multnomah
1890s #ViceCrusade #Progressives #HomeForFallenWomen
2013.02.24 A deadly maritime concert of timidity and incompetence COAST
Coos
1910s #Steamship #Czarina #Shipwreck #CoosBay
2013.02.17 “Camp Castaway” was an inconvenient miracle COAST
Coos
1850s #CoosBaySpit #Schooner #CaptainLincoln #Shipwreck #Salvage
2013.02.09 First public execution in Portland still surrounded with mystery PDX METRO
Multnomah
1850s #DanfordBalch #MortimerStump #StarkStreetFerry #Shotgun
2013.02.02 Mill owner's fight with city sparked anti-Japanese riot COAST RANGE
Lincoln
1920s #Toledo #Vigilante #LynchMob #Riot #Racism #CultureClash #TimberCulture #Japanese #Fail #LaborStrife #CompanyTown #Spruce
2013.01.27 Radical Wobblies found support among Oregon loggers STATEWIDE 1910s #TimberCountry #LumberCamps #LaborStrife #WageCuts #War #CultureClash #TimberCulture #SurpriseUpset #Underdog
2013.01.20 In Great War, Allies flew planes made of Oregon spruce COAST 1910s #SitkaSpruce #USArmy #SoldierLoggers
2013.01.13 Gun-toting “Oregon Wildcat” was America’s first “shock jock” PDX METRO
Multnomah
1930s #RobertGordonDuncan #RadioPioneer #KVEP #JailSentence
2013.01.06 Larry Sullivan's internationally notorious shanghaiing syndicate (Part 2 of 2) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1890s, 1900s #Portland #Astoria #Crimping #Liquor #Boxing #BadGuy #Politician #VoterFraud #Corruption #Shakedown #Marine
2012.12.30 Larry Sullivan: Boxer, politician, con artist, shanghai man COAST
Clatsop &al.
1880s, 1890s #MultnomahCounty #Portland #Astoria #Crimping #Liquor #Boxing #BadGuy #Politician #VoterFraud #Corruption #Shakedown #Marine
2012.12.23 Chemawa School: An Oregon cultural treasure WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1880s, 1890s, 1900s to present #Salem #Indian #Native #BoardingSchool #Progressive #Fail #CultureClash #UnintendedConsequences #Underdog #Misunderstood #Kids
2012.12.16 Jim Turk: Shanghaiier, swindler, drunkard, millionaire PDX METRO
Multnomah
1870s, 1880s #Portland #Astoria #Crimping #BadGuy #Shanghaiing #Liquor #Marine #Waterfront #Corruption #SpousalAbuse
2012.12.09 Visit to Portland ended with life in prison PDX METRO
Multnomah &al.
1870s #JosephSwards #BadCompany #SeePortlandAndDie #Robbery #Fatal
2012.12.02 The fall of the Prineville Vigilantes (Part 2 of 2 on Prineville Vigilantes) OUTBACK
Crook
1880s #Prineville #CrookCounty #Terrorism #Vigilante #Outlaw #LynchMob #Gunfight #BudThompson #Cattlemen #RangeWar #Corruption
2012.11.25 When the Vigilantes ruled Prineville (Part 1 of 2 on Prineville Vigilantes) OUTBACK
Crook
1880s #Prineville #CrookCounty #Terrorism #Vigilante #Outlaw #LynchMob #Gunfight #BudThompson #Cattlemen #RangeWar #Corruption
2012.11.18 Horrifying asylum kitchen mix-up left dozens dead WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1940s #OregonStateHospital #ScrambledEggs #StrychninePoisoning #WW2
2012.11.11 Courthouse square once was the site of palatial “Hotel Portland” PDX METRO
Multnomah
1890s, 1900s, 1950s #PioneerCourthouseSquare #VillardsFolly
2012.11.04 Boozy generosity turned the tables for the Prineville Nine that day OUTBACK
Crook
1910s #ThomasLawson #DorothyMcCall #TomMcCall #Baseball #SportsBetting
2012.10.28 Senator John H. Mitchell: The Snidely Whiplash of Oregon PDX METRO
Multnomah
1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s #Portland #USSenate #Chasrismatic #Bigamist #Theft #Bribery #Corruption #Irony #Fugitive #FirstestMostest #Hipple #Criminal
2012.10.21 Long-lost Guild's Lake was once Portland's water wonderland PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s #LewisAndClarkExposition #Centennial
2012.10.14 Mysterious skeletons of Oregon: If only these bones could speak ... STATEWIDE 1910s, 1920s, 2010s #PetersCreekSink #Sandy #ScioOddFellows #MementoMori
2012.10.07 Deadly weather catches Oregon by surprise when it comes STATEWIDE 1880s, 1900s, 1960s #ColumbusDayStorm #Tornadoes #FlashFloods
2012.09.30 Auburn: A long-gone gold town's short but colorful past OUTBACK
Baker
1860s #GoldMining #BoomTown #ChinaCreek
2012.09.23 Buck Rogers-style police boat didn't work out for Portland PDX METRO
Multnomah &al.
1930s #VictorStrode #Aerohydrocraft #PortlandHarbor #AmbulanceBoat
2012.09.16 Oregon's most famous elephant led a colorful and tragic life PDX METRO
Multnomah &al.
1920s, 1930s #MarionCounty #PoorOldTusko #TheGreatUnwanted #Ned #LotusIsle
2012.09.09 The story of Lotus Isle, Oregon's most surreal amusement park PDX METRO
Multnomah
1920s, 1930s #Portland #HaydenIsland #Columbia #GhostTown #Fatal #CunningPlan #ShowBiz #Charismatic #Irony #Fail #Marathon #Tusko
2012.09.02 Fort Rock's legendary Reub Long could spin a wild “tall tale” OUTBACK
Lake
1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s #GreatLiars #BighornSheep #WhitewashingARat
2012.08.26 Schemers sought to seize Peter Iredale shipwreck, sell for scrap COAST
Clatsop
1960s #Warrenton #Shipwreck #NationallyFamous #Swindle #Theft #Fail #Irony #Marine #Salvage #CunningPlan
2012.08.19 Apollo 15 astronaut left a piece of Oregon lava on the moon CASCADE RANGE
Deschutes
1970s #JimIrwin #OregonLava #MoonCountry
2012.08.12 Before newspaper “crusade,” tainted milk was killing babies PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s #Portland #Corruption #Progressive #BadCops #Food #Journalism #Muckrakers #Underdog #Tuberculosis #Regulation
2012.08.05 Long-gone dance hall hosted Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, more WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Linn
1940s, 1950s #CottonwoodsDanceHall #Lebanon
2012.07.29 Rusty derelict turned out to be historic Liberty Ship lifeboat COLUMBIA RIVER
Columbia
1940s, 2000s #GlobeAmericaCorp #Lifeboat #WW2
2012.07.22 Busting out of the joint was a job for a safecracker, 100 years ago WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1900s, 1910s, 1920s #Jailbreak #PrisonEscapes #Yeggs #ThreeMinuteWagner
2012.07.15 Prison break happened during “conjugal visit” at cheap motel WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion &al.
1970s #LaneCounty #CarlCletusBowles #CopKiller #Murderer
2012.07.08 Quest for “Lost Cabin Gold Mine” led to discovery of Crater Lake SOUTHERN
Klamath &al.
1840s, 1850s #JacksonCounty #OldSetEmUp
2012.07.01 The heroic final flight of Cottage Grove's Jim Wright WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Lane
2000s #Heroes #HowardHughes #H1Racer #Smithsonian #WorldRecord #Oshkosh #CottageGrove #CottageGroveSentinel #MatthewTreder #JaredPaben #ArtDeco WrightMachineTools #BettyWright #GuyRalstin #DennisParker #MikeMann #DavePayne #AlSherman #RonEnglund #SteveWolf #EAA #JimmyLeeward #PropellerCounterweights #RenoAirRaces #Fatality #YellowstoneNP #StateAirport #ChenFamily
2012.07.01 Crooked gambler and liquor man was Portland's first police chief PDX METRO
Multnomah
1850s, 1860s, 1870s #Portland #BadCops #Blackleg #Faro #Outlaw #Corruption #Hookers #Liquor #Irony #Fail #UnintendedConsequnces #Saloon
2012.06.24 In 1880s, salmon were the real “most dangerous catch” COAST
Clatsop
1880s, 1890s #Astoria #ColumbiaRiverBar #Gillnetters #Drownings
2012.06.17 Oregon lost world's biggest log cabin in spectacular 1964 fire PDX METRO
Multnomah
1960s #LewisAndClarkExposition #ForestryBuilding
2012.06.10 The mysterious demise of the S.S. South Coast: What happened? COAST
Coos
1930s #SteamSchooner #Shipwreck #Mystery #Disappeared
2012.06.03 How Oregon almost lost public access to its beaches COAST
Clatsop
1960s #BeachBill #TomMcCall
2012.05.27 Oregon's first female lawyer: A legal Mother Teresa? (Part 3 of 3 on Mary Leonard) PDX METRO
Multnomah
1890s, 1900s, 1910s #MaryLeonard #LadyLawyer #Portland
2012.05.20 Pioneering Oregon “lady lawyer” deserved a better legacy (Part 2 of 3 on Mary Leonard) PDX METRO
Multnomah &al.
1870s, 1880s, 1890s #WascoCounty #MaryLeonard #BoardinghouseKeeper #AttorneyAtLaw
2012.05.13 Oregon's first female lawyer faced trial for murder (Part 1 of 3 on Mary Leonard) COLUMBIA RIVER
Wasco
1870s #MaryLeonard #MailOrderBride #SpousalAbuse #Murder
2012.05.06 “Roaring Twenties” murder mystery solved by cop's diligence PDX METRO
Multnomah
1920s #RailroadBull #GangOfThieves #Shootout #Murder
2012.04.29 Giant skeleton find recalled old legend of pirate treasure COAST
Lincoln
1930s #SalmonRiver #CampWestwind #BuriedTreasure
2012.04.22 Historic mansion was once home of Portland “starvation cult” PDX METRO
Multnomah
1890s #Portland #Cult #Fatal #Progressives #Charismatic #Mystery #Prayer #Fasting #GeorgeWilliams #Mayor #FaithHealer
2012.04.15 Oregon man's Supreme Court confirmation scotched by his wife PDX METRO
Multnomah
1870s #GeorgeWilliams #KateAnnWilliams #PillowTalk #USSenate
2012.04.08 Mass murderer honored in monument at county courthouse NORTHEAST
Wallowa
1870s, 1930s, present #Enterprise #ChineseMassacreCove #Outlaw #Shootout #Fatal #CultureClash #Racism #Chinese #Mystery #Underdog #Pioneers
2012.04.01 Mariner survived shipwreck by being trapped in the wreckage COAST
Clatsop
1910s #GasolineSchooner #Oshkosh #ColumbiaRiverBar #GeorgeMay
2012.03.25 Shanghaied in Astoria: Port city was once a perilous place COAST
Clatsop
1880s, 1890s, 1900s #ShanghaiedInAstoria #Shanghaiing #Crimping #Waterfront #Kidnappers #Boxing #Preacher #Sailors #SailingShip #BloodMoney #MarthaMcKeown #MontHawthorne #GeorgeGrannis #RichardDillon #SailorsBoardinghouse #BoardingMasters
2012.03.18 “Oregon’s Outback” was a real moonshiner's paradise in ’20s OUTBACK 1920s, 1930s #Bend #Explosion #Dynamite #BuckMariott #CMcBride #ProhibitionOfficers #ValeTaylor #Bootleggers #Moonshine #Prineville #OswaldWest #Rumrunners #Smugglers #BathtubGin #DavidBraly #JohnKaboris #Booze #BlueRuin
2012.03.11 Postwar Portland turned away Nat “King” Cole, Billie Holiday PDX METRO
Multnomah
1940s, 1950s #Portland #DudeRanch #Jazz #Racism #Promoters #ShowBiz #WilliamsAve #Black #RobertDietsch #Jumptown #RoseQuarter #Vanport #Shipyards #Albina #PicAndPat #UrbanRenewal #ShakeDancers #UrbanCowboys
2012.03.04 Cruise-ship skipper wasn’t the first to “fall into a lifeboat” COAST
Curry
1900s #Steamship #SouthPortland #Shipwreck #CapeBlanco
2012.02.26 Incompetent opium smugglers had friend in high places PDX METRO
Multnomah
1890s #Portland #Smuggling #Corruption #DumbCrooks #NatBlum #WilliamDunbar #JamesLotan #CustomsInspector #Republican #StarkStreetFerry #BullRunWater #ArlingtonClub #MerchantsSteamship #Opium #Chinese #SeidBack #Waterfront #CharlesLadd #HumanTrafficking #KimbarkMacColl
2012.02.19 First seaworthy log raft helped Oregon build city of San Diego COLUMBIA RIVER
Columbia &al.
1900s, 1910s 1920s, 1930s #ClatsopCounty #Offshore #OregonCoast #ColumbiaRiver #Inventors #TimberCulture #Marine #Logging #FirstestMostest #SimonBenson
2012.02.12 Fog made the difference between a reprimand and a medal COAST
Lincoln
1950s #USCG #Rescue #MotorLifeboat #ThomasMcAdams
2012.02.05 Homesteader’s plan to get extra land involved bigamy, murder CASCADE RANGE
Hood River
1900s #NormanWilliams #AlmaNesbitt #Bigamy #LandFraud #Murder
2012.01.29 Forty-day debauch made Oregon legislature nationally notorious WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1890s #JonathanBourneJr #HoldUpSession #JohnHMitchell #JohnHipple #OregonLegislature #USSenate #1896 #BourneMills #WhalingShips #NorthEnd #Portland #SouthernPacific #Bribery #FreeSilver #GoldStandard #EldridgeBlock #BournesHarem #HenryCorbett #JosephSimon #EKimbarkMacColl #WalterMPierce #WickedPortland
2012.01.22 Coast Guard catastrophe sprang from bad boat design (Part 2 of 2 on the Triumph incident) COAST
Clatsop
1960s #MotorLifeboat #52foot #Rescue #Mermaid #ColumbiaRiverBar
2012.01.15 USCG's worst Columbia disaster started as routine (Part 1 of 2 on the Triumph incident) COAST
Clatsop
1960s #USCG #MotorLifeboats #36foot #Rescue #Mermaid #ColumbiaRiverBar
2012.01.08 Tangent City Hall office cat was the city's landlord WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Linn
1980s, 1990s #KittyKat #Richest #Landlord #Tomcat #Barn #CityHall #JohnBass #BigRedBarn #DairyFarm #Tangent #RichestCat #GeorgiaEdwards #ADA #AlexPaul #AlbanyDemocratHerald
2012.01.01 Oregon City was home of world's first electric power grid PDX METRO
Clackamas
1880s, 1890s #WillametteFalls #Hydroelectric #HighTension
2011.12.25 Dory fisherman rescues stranded sailors — from Coast Guard boat COAST
Curry
1940s #PortOrford #USCG #MotorLifeboat #34foot
2011.12.18 “Voice of Looney Toons” was the terror of his Portland high school PDX METRO
Multnomah
1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s #MelBlanc #VoiceOfBugsBunny #LincolnHighSchool #WarnerBros
2011.12.11 The Port Orford Meteorite: Was it all a big hoax? COAST
Curry
1850s, 1860s #Pallasite #DrJohnEvans
2011.12.04 Missing gold suggests something sinister in shipwreck mystery COAST
Clatsop
1870s #Schooner #Sunshine #Shipwreck #Mystery
2011.11.28 Portland was the scene of Sammy Davis Jr.'s big break PDX METRO
Multnomah
1940s #RatPack #WillMastinTrio #Showman #FrankSinatra
2011.11.21 Black sheep of the Union Army was Oregon's last Civil War veteran WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Linn
1860s, 1950s #JamesWSmith #Olneys40Thieves #TheodorePenland
2011.11.14 Oregon's distinctive bridge style is Conde McCullough's legacy STATEWIDE 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s #BridgeDesign #OSU #Architect
2011.11.07 Captain's quick decision saved hundreds from a fiery death COLUMBIA RIVER
Clatsop
1880s #UriahBScott #Riverboat #Telephone #Fire
2011.10.31 Steamboat monopoly's clever coup ended up costing them plenty COLUMBIA RIVER
Columbia
1870s, 1880s #OregonRailwayNavigation #UriahBScott #Riverboat #Fleetwood
2011.10.24 They laughed at Captain Scott's ugly little riverboat ... at first. WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Multnomah
1870s #UriahBScott #Riverboat #Ohio #ShallowDraft
2011.10.17 For one Oregon slave, Civil War didn't end bondage WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Benton
1860s, 1870s #Ame #SlaveOfJohnAndMaryPorter #EmancipationProclamation
2011.10.10 Rascally sea-captain was like a 19th-century Han Solo COAST
Clatsop
1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s #JemmyJones #SteamSchooner #Inventor
2011.10.03 Aurora Colony showcased the best of American utopian movement WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1850s, 1860s, 1870s #WilhelmKeil #Commune #PreservedInWhiskey
2011.09.26 Oregon embraced Carnegie libraries like no other state STATEWIDE 1890s, 1900s #Progressives #Philanthropy #Culture #Literature #Promoter #Structure #Kids #Books #Education
2011.09.19 Astoria man set out to do something nice for his wife, invented cable TV COAST
Clatsop
1940s #EdParsons #Television #AstorHotel #CATV
2011.09.12 "Professor" Ray V.B. Jackson: Central Oregon's "Angel of Death" (Part 2 of 2 on R.V.B. Jackson) OUTBACK
Lake
1900s, 1910s, 1920s #SerialKiller #Schoolteacher
2011.09.04 Silver Lake schoolteacher-felon may have been a serial killer (Part 1 of 2 on R.V.B. Jackson) OUTBACK
Lake
1900s, 1910s, 1920s #Professor #RayVanBurenJackson #Jailbird #Murderer
2011.08.28 Ship sailed across two miles of sandy beach, relaunched itself COAST
Clatsop
1920s #Schooner #NorthBend #Shipwreck #Salvage
2011.08.21 First youth symphony in U.S. came out of Oregon's high desert OUTBACK
Harney
1910s #SagebrushSymphony #PortlandYouthPhilharmonic #Burns
2011.08.14 Vaudeville's famous “Klondike Kate” became a Central Oregon legend OUTBACK
Deschutes
1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s #KathleenRockwell #Homesteader #Brothers #YukonGoldRush
2011.08.07 Space-age whalers help grow fur coats, put a man on the moon COAST
Clatsop
1960s #Hammond #Astoria #Clatsop #Marine #Aviation #Whaling #Fishing #CultureClash #Moonshot #WhaleOil #CunningPlan #MinkFarm
2011.08.07 Shipwreck ends Astoria's bid to be “Nantucket of the West Coast” COAST
Clatsop
1850s #Shipwreck #Rescue #ChangedHistory #Marine #Astoria #ColumbiaRiverBar #Whaling #Fishing
2011.07.31 In marshal's saloon, drinks were on prohibitionist Gov. Oswald West OUTBACK
Harney
1910s #Harney #CampaignSpeech
2011.07.24 Life of Sacagawea's mountain-man son “Pomp” a tantalizing mystery OUTBACK
Malheur
1860s #JeanBaptisteCharbonneau #LewisAndClark #Baby
2011.07.17 Mariner's dream predicted shipmates' deaths with eerie precision COAST
Tillamook
1910s #Offshore #Tillamook #Shipwreck #Fatal #BadIdea #CunningPlan #Marine #UnintendedConsequences #Hubris #Salvage #Fail #Superstition #Sailors
2011.07.10 Little-known hero of Silver Lake fire died saving dozens of lives OUTBACK
Lake
1890s #LucindaSchroder #ChristmasEve1894 #ChrismanStoreFire
2011.07.03 Wreck of the Glenesslin: Insurance fraud, or just drunken incompetence? COAST
Tillamook
1910s #Windjammer #NeahkahnieMountain #Shipwreck
2011.06.26 Gold-field bandits' stolen loot still hasn't been found SOUTHERN
Josephine
1850s #SailorsDiggins #TriskettGang #Legends #LostGold #Treasure #Outlaws #Shooting #Murder #Posse #LynchMob #Vigilante
2011.06.19 Tired of watching mariners die, lighthouse keeper started a rescue service COAST
Clatsop
1860s, 1870s #JoelMunson #LighthouseKeeper #RescueService #ColumbiaRiverBar
2011.06.12 Legendary Oregon wrestler pinned by heavyweight real-estate dream COAST
Lincoln
1930s, 1940s #RobinReed #DelakeRodAndGunClub #Ruins
2011.06.05 Story of "nudist church" in Corvallis ended in murder, suicide, insanity (Part 2 of 2) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Lincoln &al.
1900s #BentonCounty #FritzCreffield #Jailbird #HolyRollers
2011.05.29 The real story of the "nudist church" in Corvallis: How it began (Part 1 of 2) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Benton &al.
1900s #LincolnCounty #EdmundCreffield #HolyRollers #BrideOfChrist
2011.05.22 Blimps were first line of defense against Japanese subs, balloon bombs COAST
Tillamook
1940s #TillamookHangar #Airships
2011.05.15 Crew of shipwrecked schooner rescued — by a railroad train COAST
Clatsop
1910s #ColumbiaRiverBar #SouthJetty #ConstructionEngine #Admiral
2011.05.08 “Hermit of the Craggies” went from acorns and roots to prison food SOUTHERN
Josephine &al.
1930s #CurryCounty #CrazyHugoMayer #Trapper #RobertFantz #Murder
2011.05.01 Coast Guard rescue saved ship — for Stalin's most notorious gulag COAST
Clatsop
1930s #DieselFreighter #Childar #ColumbiaRiverBar #Shipwreck #Rescue
2011.04.25 Gallon House covered bridge: Ground Zero in Oregon's battle over booze WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1910s, 1920s #Silverton #MtAngel #CoveredBridge #Bootlegger #Liquor #Progressive #Prohibition #Temperance #Catholic #Irony #Legal
2011.04.17 Amateur pirates' bumbling scheme didn't work out as they'd planned COAST 1910s #Offshore #Murder #Piracy #DumbCrooks #Liquor #Marine #Fail #UnintendedConsequences #Steamship #Gold
2011.04.10 Only sitting U.S. Senator killed in battle was from Oregon … sort of STATEWIDE 1860s #NedBaker #KIA #BattleOfBallsBluff #Colonel
2011.04.03 Bungling burglars skunked in Corvallis courthouse job WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Benton
1900s #CountyTreasurer #NoTreasure #Dynamite #Pawnshops
2011.03.27 Oregon had the first female governor in U.S. history — for one weekend WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1900s #CarrieBShelton #GeorgeChamberlain
2011.03.27 Eugene woman was first female VP candidate to get Electoral College vote WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Lane
1970s #ToniNathan #LibertarianParty
2011.03.20 Harney County rancher saves pioneer Oregon aviator's life OUTBACK
Malheur
1930s #TedBarber #BendFlyingService #CaughtOutAfterDusk #Waco9
2011.03.13 Did Buddhist monk from China “discover” Oregon 1,600 years ago? COAST 490s A.D. #Fusang #Legend #ChineseJunk #Utopia
2011.03.06 Chinese gold smuggler saved woman and her baby, then vanished SOUTHERN
Jackson
1860s, 1870s #Cheng #ChineseCourier #BrokenWagon
2011.02.27 Tiny home-built schooner “Morning Star” saved Tillamook settlers COAST
Tillamook
1850s #First #BadTiming #Marine #ColumbiaRiverBar #MorningStar #DIY #CheeseFactory #Indians #Trading #SailingShip
2011.02.20 When dynamite truck blew up in Roseburg, it looked like nuclear war SOUTHERN
Douglas
1950s #Explosion #Fatal #Dynamite #Heroes #BadTiming #Bravery #Famous #UnintendedConsequences #Fail #FireDepartment #Roseburg
2011.02.13 Shipwrecked fur traders walked from Oregon Coast to Louisiana COAST
Coos
1800s #SeaOtter #Shipwrecked #Marooned #UmpquaRiver
2011.02.06 Little remains of back-woods luxury spa at Wilhoit Springs county park CASCADE RANGE
Clackamas
1880s, 1890s, 1910s, 1920s #HydropathyResort #MineralWater #Molalla
2011.01.30 Japanese submarine I-25 blasted its way into Oregon history — twice. COAST
Curry &al.
1940s #ClatsopCounty #MeijiTagami #DeckGun #Seaplane
2011.01.23 Vanport houses floated like life rafts, helped many survive the flood. PDX METRO
Multnomah
1940s #RailroadEmbankment #ShipyardHousing #PSU
2011.01.16 Oregon back country is rich in legends of buried treasure and robbers' loot. STATEWIDE 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s #StagecoachRobbery #MissingLoot #LostGold #Stories
2011.01.09 Little boy somehow knew mom and aunt were drowning on shipwreck. COAST
Curry
1860s #BrotherJonathan #Steamship #Sinking #Spooky
2011.01.02 Bobbie the Wonder Dog’s 2,500-mile odyssey put Silverton on the map. WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1920s #RoadTrip #ScotchCollie #IllinoisToOregon
2010.12.27 * Caught rescuing shipwrecked sailors, rumrunners sent to prison anyway. *deprecated* 1920s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2010.12.20 Depoe Bay, the world's smallest harbor, used to be even smaller. COAST
Lincoln
1920s #SpoutingHorn #Stormwatch #ShowBiz #Marine #NationallyFamous #WorldRecord #Tourism
2010.12.13 America's first “rest area” had marble walls, crowns oldest scenic highway. COLUMBIA RIVER
Multnomah
1910s #Columbia #Highway #Progressive #Artist #Promoter #RoadTrip #Scenic #GoodRoads
2010.12.05 * Temperance crusaders showed saloon keeper a real “bar fight.” *deprecated* 1870s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2010.11.28 Did this tiny, soggy, scary road save Oregon's public beaches? COAST
Clatsop
1900s #HugPointRoad #HighwayOnTheBeach #OswaldWest
2010.11.21 Town of Bandon destroyed by its founder's favorite garden shrub. COAST
Coos
1930s #Bandon #Gorse #Invasive #Irony #Fail #SilverLining #UnintendedConsequence #Wildfire #Fujita #Bombing
2010.11.14 Last geyser in Pacific Northwest has gone still in Lakeview. (Update: It's back!) OUTBACK
Lake
1920s #HuntersHotSprings #OldPerpetual #Lakeview
2010.11.07 Portland Trail Blazers' fate hung on extra-long bathroom break. PDX METRO
Multnomah
1970s #HarryGlickman #NBA #BasketballTeam #Financing
2010.10.31 Mountain ghost town home of Oregon’s greatest mining swindle. OUTBACK
Baker
1900s #Bourne #SaltedGoldMines #CrackerCreek #Suckers
2010.10.24 Family camped unnoticed in downtown Portland for years. PDX METRO
Multnomah
2000s #ForestPark #FailedDevelopment
2010.10.17 Fossil Lake: Oregon's answer to the LaBrea Tar Pits. OUTBACK
Lake
1870s to present #ChristmasValley #AncientHistory #Scenic #Prehistoric #BoneWars #Marsh #Cope #Condon
2010.10.10 Oregon City is home of America's steepest street —it runs straight up. PDX METRO
Clackamas
1910s to present #ElevatorStreet #MunicipalElevator #SingerHill
2010.10.03 Marcus Whitman wanted to "save" Oregon, but not from the British. COLUMBIA RIVER
Umatilla
1840s #MissionaryWork #WhitmanMassacre
2010.09.27 Why legendary Old West lawman Virgil Earp is buried in Oregon. PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s #RiverviewCemetery #NellieJaneBertrand #VirgilsDaughter
2010.09.20 Cattlemen-sheepmen wars had more than 10,000 wooly casualties. OUTBACK
Crook
1890s, 1900s #Prineville #OchocoMountains #BenjaminLake #SilverLake #GrantCounty #LakeCounty #Vigilante #Outlaw #LynchMob #Murder #Shooting #Cattlemen #Sheepmen #Basque #Cowboy #PublicLand #IzeeSheepshooters #CreedConn #LeslieCole #MelindaJette #MelanyTupper
2010.09.13 “Guns of August” blasted Nature Man's quest to prove he wasn't a fraud. SOUTHERN
Jackson
1910s #JoeKnowles #WildernessSurvivalGuru #Artist #NewspaperStunt
2010.09.06 Columbia was a wild, frothy, dangerous place once — especially Celilo Falls. COLUMBIA RIVER
Wasco &al.
1950s #HoodRiverCounty #CascadeLocks #CeliloVillage #TheDalles #CultureClash #Race #Indian #Marine #Legal #Fail #Scenic #Lost #Columbia #Wild #Salmon #BadFaith
2010.08.29 When bank closed, North Bend minted its own money — out of wood. COAST
Coos
1930s #MyrtlewoodMoney #SoCalledDollars #StillLegalTender
2010.08.22 The legendary Spanish gold of Neahkahnie Mountain, near Cannon Beach. COAST
Tillamook
1690s #MythsAndLegends #BuriedTreasure #SpanishGalleon
2010.08.15 West Coast's first woman MD lived in Oregon. PDX METRO
Multnomah &al.
1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #DouglasCounty #BetheniaOwensAdair #Roseburg #EclecticMedicine
2010.08.08 Without Astorians' "failure," Oregon would be part of Canada, eh? COAST
Clatsop
1910s #Tonquin #Shipwreck #WarOf1812 #JointOccupancyTreaty
2010.08.01 Oregon state governor to President of the United States: "Drop dead." WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1890s #SylvesterPennoyer #Curmudgeon #MYOB #TwoThanksgivings
2010.07.26 West's first floating bordello was in Portland's Willamette River. PDX METRO
Multnomah
1880s #MadamNancyBoggs #BrothelBarge #TaxEvasion
2010.07.19 Wagon train to Oregon was led by a dead man. WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1850s #WillieKeil #PreservedInWhiskey #Bethel #WilhelmKeil #Missouri #OregonTrail #GoldenRuleWhiskey #Indians #Sioux #Menlo #StewartHolbrook #OldAuroraColony #HistoricalMuseum
2010.07.12 * Harry Tracy, the last desperado, was gunned down after bloody jailbreak. *deprecated* 1900s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2010.07.05 "Flumgudgeon Gazette," Oregon's first newspaper, was written out longhand. PDX METRO
Clackamas
1840s #CharlesPickett #CurltailCoon #Journalism #OregonStyle
2010.06.28 Lewis and Clark left a trail of heavy-metal laxatives across the country. COLUMBIA RIVER
Clatsop &al.
1800s #BiliousPills #CorpsOfDiscovery #BenjaminRush #Humors #Medicine #FrontierDoctors #Galen #FortClatsop #Calomel #MercuryPoisoning #Thunderclappers #Constipation #DrJamesMohr #OregonTrail #Bile
2010.06.21 Portland was the "shanghai capital of the world" in the 1890s. PDX METRO
Multnomah
1880s, 1890s, 1900s #Portland #Columbia #Shanghaiing #Crimping #Swindlers #Theft #BadCops #ConArtist #PoliceChief #SamuelParrish #LarrySullivan #Folklore #Waterfront #SailorsBoardinghouse #BoardingMaster #Barque #GrainFleet #NorthEnd #Bowery #HumanTrafficking #Sailors #BuncoKelley #DickPintarich #NicholasStarin
2010.06.14 Lincoln City's D River is part-time holder of a world record — sort of. COAST
Lincoln
1940s to present #WorldsShortest #ButOnlyAtHighTide #JohnnyCarson #DevlisLake #DRiver #Delake #GreatFalls #RoeRiver #TonightShow #GuinnessBook #DavidGomberg #NikiPrice #HarrietBaskas
2010.06.07 * Pioneer preacher was more than Legislature bargained for *deprecated* 1850s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2010.05.30 Rajneeshpuram: Did it almost become an Oregon Jonestown? (Part 4 of 4) OUTBACK
Wasco
1980s #BiologicalWarfare #PoisonLaboratories #Compound #Jonestown #Waco #RubyRidge #Immigration #PoisonersHandbook #Theft #Fugitive #Deported #PeacePatrol #HumanShield #AIDS #UrsBirnstiel #Switzerland
2010.05.23 Rajneeshpuram: The collapse of the Bhagwan's city (Part 3 of 4) OUTBACK
Wasco
1980s #SheelaSilverman #TheDalles #SaladBar #Terrorism #Poisoning #Fugitive #NormaPaulus #Madras #Homeless #ShareAHome #BallotStuffing #LandDispute #LandUse #KGON #KZOO #Z100 #DaveClark #ShutUpSheela #Dynamite #AIDS #RajneeshDangerfield #BiologicalWarfare #Osho
2010.05.16 Rajneeshpuram: Oregon's "red scare" featured Rolls-Royces (Part 2 of 4) OUTBACK
Wasco
1980s #Antelope #RollsRoyceGuru #BhagwanShreeRajneesh #MaAnandSheela #Silverman #Sannyasins #ArmedGuards #Guns #Homeless #VoterFraud #NuclearWar #SexGuru #India #Osho #Ashram #YouPeopleAreIgnorantBigots #BallotStuffing
2010.05.09 Rajneeshpuram, Oregon's most infamous ashram: The backstory (Part 1 of 4) OUTBACK
Wasco
1970s, 1980s #Antelope #Philosophers #Terrorism #Gandhi #PuneIndia #Taxes #Swindlers #Cults #Conspiracy #ConArtist #Politicians #SexGuru #ActiveMeditation #Charismatic #EncounterGroup #BhagwanShreeRajneesh #Osho #Ashram
2010.05.02 Oregon astronauts made history in good and not-so-good ways STATEWIDE 1960s to present #JamesDutton #DonaldPettit #DavidGriggs #StanleyLove #WilliamOefelein
2010.04.25 Camp Adair, state's second-largest city, built in 6 months WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Benton
1940s #WW2 #USArmy #Wells #91stInfantry #70thInfantry #104thInfantry #96thInfantry #EEWilsonWildlifeRefuge #GhostTown #ArmyBase #TrainingCamp #AdairVillage #Salvage #Geocaching #SwampAdair #Lobbying #JohnBaker #Stilts #HenryKaiser
2010.04.18 Flash flood in Oregon in 1903 was nation's deadliest OUTBACK
Morrow
1900s #Heppner #Ione #WillowCreek #Hail #WallOfWater #BruceKelly #Lexington #Reservoir #Dam #FloodControl #Cemetery #TownDestroyed
2010.04.11 Boiler Bay named for fiery, spectacular 1910 shipwreck COAST
Lincoln
1910s #JMarhoffer #SteamSchooner #EngineRoomFire #Beached
2010.04.04 Wolf Creek Tavern was Jack London's writing retreat SOUTHERN
Josephine
1880s to present #SixBitHouse #ClarkGable #CowboysInTheAttic #WolfCreekInn
2010.03.28 * Is Oregon's crystal cave a legend? Well ... *deprecated* 1890s, 1900s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2010.03.21 Old excursion steam train is now a new bike path WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Lane
1980s, 1990s #RowRiverTrail #BlueGoose #OldSlowAndEasy #RailsToTrails
2010.03.14 Mohawk Valley debated school with dynamite WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Lane
1890s, 1900s #PingYang #Marcola #LaneCounty #MohawkRiver #Dynamite #Explosion #Schoolhouse #Arson #MountainMan #Railroad #Race #Chinese
2010.03.07 Lure of sea brought potatoes to Oregon COAST
Clatsop
1820s #Portland #ColumbiaRiver #FortVancouver #Mariners #Astoria #Horticulture #SailingShips
2010.02.28 Oregon Vortex: 80 years of keeping 'em guessing SOUTHERN
Jackson
1930s to present #GoldHill #HouseOfMystery #RoadsideAttractions #WaterRunsUphill
2010.02.21 Dispute over reservation land lasted 101 years OUTBACK
Jefferson
1870s, 1970s #WarmSprings #JeffersonCounty #BadFaith #Theft #Politicians #Indian #Race #Legal #Fail #Underdog #SurpriseUpset #Native #LandClaims
2010.02.14 Bits of Hollywood train wreck still in Row River WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Lane
1920s #BusterKeaton #TheGeneral #SilentFilmEra #BurningBridge
2010.02.07 For pioneer family, robbers were lifesavers CASCADE RANGE
Lane
1890s #McKenziePass #HighwayRobbers #WagonRoad #SixChildren
2010.01.31 Underground city found in Pendleton potholes OUTBACK
Umatilla
1880s, 1890s, 1980s #PendletonUnderground #Chinese #SundownLaws
2010.01.24 Gold country legend: The solid-gold snuff can CASCADE RANGE
Lane
1920s, 1930s #McKenzieBridge #Indian #FordModelT #DeerhornRanch
2010.01.17 Biggest meteorite in U.S. found in West Linn PDX METRO
Clackamas
1900s #WillametteMeteorite #TheftAttempt #MissoulaFloods
2010.01.10 Bing Cherry has roots on Oregon Trail PDX METRO
Clackamas
1850s #HendersonLuelling #ApplesToOregon #Nurseryman
2010.01.03 Timberline Lodge could have been a skyscraper CASCADE RANGE
Clackamas
1920s, 1930s #GovernmentCamp #ClackamasCounty #CunningPlan #Promoters #Irony #Progressive #GoodRoads #WorldFamous #MazamaClub
2009.12.27 * Yaquina ghost story is pure fiction ... or is it? *deprecated* 1870s, 1890s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.12.21 * Grande Ronde Valley: Eden, used-oxen dealership *deprecated* 1850s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.12.12 * Lightship had to go cross-country to reach sea *deprecated* 1890s, 1900s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.12.06 * Pixieland: Memories of an edgy amusement park *deprecated* 1960s, 1970s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.12.01 * How Newport nearly became Oregon's major seaport city *deprecated* 1860s, 1870s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.11.15 * BLM and Straub stopped plan for highway on beach *deprecated* 1960s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.11.08 Oregon had inside track on California gold rush STATEWIDE 1840s #Miner49ers #Honolulu #PicksAndShovels #EasyDiggins #AbernethyRocks #BeaverMoney #MiningTheMiners #California #SanFrancisco #DickPintarich #WilliamSullivan
2009.11.05 * Martial law declared in bawdy mining town *deprecated* 1910s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.10.29 * Have you heard of Marie Dorion? *deprecated* 1810s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.10.21 * Early naturalist thwarted by hungry, thirsty fellow travelers *deprecated* 1820s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.10.06 * Nation's only wheelchair-accessible tidepools *deprecated* 1970s, 1980s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.10.01 * Pioneer governor was made of tough stuff *deprecated* 1890s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.09.30 * Corvallis' cattle-powered riverboat experiment *deprecated* 1850s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.09.23 * Ice skating on Cottage Grove Lake? *deprecated* 1940s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.09.19 * Bonus Army of 1932 started in Portland *deprecated* 1930s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.09.16 * When Portland floods, folks raise the sidewalks *deprecated* 1890s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.09.06 * Mount Hood celebrated statehood with fireworks *deprecated* 1850s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.09.03 * AWS spotted few enemies, but saved many friends *deprecated* 1940s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.08.24 Graveyard of Oregon Trail still said to be haunted CASCADE RANGE
Clackamas
1840s, 1850s #LaurelHill #RhododendronVillage #SamBarlow #BarlowTrail #OregonTrail #MountHood #Emigrants #CoveredWagons #LoggingCamp #GhostStories #PioneerGraves
2009.08.23 * Ghost stories still haunt century-old tavern *deprecated* 1900s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.08.17 Portland man woke up during his wake PDX METRO
Multnomah
1890s #Portland #FederalWritersProject #LibraryOfCongress #MaddestMan #Donovan #CorpseAwakens #StormyNight #CharlieImus #Undertaker #OregonFolkloreStudies #CatholicMass #Priest
2009.08.02 * Hank Vaughn's most profitable “gunfight” *deprecated* 1880s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.07.27 * Man paddled over Silver Falls and survived. *deprecated* 1920s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.07.22 * Lighthouse built 3 weeks too late for 16 sailors *deprecated* 1880s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.07.10 Unexploded WWII bomb rides in glovebox COAST RANGE
Curry County
1940s #BombsOverBrookings #BillMcCash #NobuoFujita #Seaplane #HankArends #LouisAmort #LoggingCrummy #UnexplodedTNT #CapeBlanco #MountEmily #Submarine #ImperialJapan #WW2
2009.07.08 * Ashland Shakespeare plays beat out boxing event *deprecated* 1930s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.06.08 * Did Sir Frances Drake summer in Whale Cove? *deprecated* 1540s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.05.31 * Mule-powered railroad a desperate gambit *deprecated* 1880s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.05.24 The swine flu: Is it deja vu? STATEWIDE 1910s #FluPandemic #WW1 #H1N1 #Covid19 #Influenza #SpanishFlu #1918 #DickPintarich
2009.05.21 * Oregon helped Hoover prevent mass starvation *deprecated* 1910s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.05.10 Oregon freeways were the envy of the west STATEWIDE 1920s #GlennJackson #OregonHighwayDept #BanfieldFreeway #MotoristsParadise #BillBowerman #UO #TrackTeam #Interstate5 #HassoHering #AlbanyDemocratHerald
2009.05.05 Granite: An old mining town that's almost a ghost OUTBACK
Baker
1860s, 1870s #OteFord #JackLong #MrsNeilNiven #SouthernDemocrats #AbrahamLincoln #Mining #Chinese #WarLaborAct #Greenhorn #WilliamHaight #NormanWeis #SteveSmith
2009.05.03 * The president from Oregon who fed millions *deprecated* 1910s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.05.03 Snubbed by railroad, Prineville built its own OUTBACK
Crook
1910s #LesSchwab #CrookedRiver #Prineville&Eastern #Trucking #PrinevilleCityRailroad #BillGulick #RandallMills
2009.05.02 * Liberty ships: Building 'em faster than Hitler could sink 'em, in Oregon *deprecated* 1940s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.04.26 * Farmer from Oregon started California's gold rush *deprecated* 1840s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.04.19 * No one has ever found legendary lost gold mine *deprecated* 1840s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.04.12 * This was the lake that wasn't, but then was *deprecated* 1850a * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.04.06 * 13 was unlucky number in Oregon train robbery *deprecated* 1920s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.03.22 * Oregon Electric railroad line: State's past -- and future? *deprecated* 1900s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.03.22 * Love Crater Lake? Thank an Albany newspaperman *deprecated* 1880s, 1890s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.03.18 * Coming soon to a beach near you: 350-year-old beeswax *deprecated* 1690s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.03.07 * Valsetz: Company town was soggy, but home *deprecated* 1930s, 1940s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.02.25 * The Oregon town that fell into the sea *deprecated* 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.02.19 * A pioneer scientist's graffiti in a cave *deprecated* 1880s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.02.11 Oregon's Centennial: The $19 million party STATEWIDE 1950s #ValentinesDay #Sesquicentennial #IkeEisenhower #GrandCentennialBall #CentennialCommission #Tokens #SoCalledDollars #NorthwestSpecialty #HaroldHibler
2009.02.05 * John Day's pioneer Chinese herbalist *deprecated* 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.02.01 * Oregon art students got "punk'd" by Andy Warhol & Co. *deprecated* 1960s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2008.12.28 * Jacksonville: Where gold was as cheap as salt *deprecated* 1850s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2008.12.07 * The scandalous secret of One-Eyed Charley *deprecated* 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2008.11.23 * 14,000-year-old fossilized people poop *deprecated* 1930s, 2000s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2008.11.16 * Fish wheels back in service -- to save fish? *deprecated* 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2008.11.09 * Did Bonneville Dam win World War II? *deprecated* 1930s, 1940s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2008.10.26 * Did Japan's wartime balloon bombs start the 1945 Tillamook Burn? *deprecated* 1940s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2008.10.19 * Florence's famous exploding whale *deprecated* 1970s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version