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July 1, 2024 Hathaway Jones proudly claimed the title of “Damnedest Liar in the Country”

1920s, 1930s #OregonCraggies #GoldBeach #WestFork #RogueRiver #IllinoisRiver #HathawayJonesShow #CinematicUniverse #TallTales #Deadpan #IkeJones #SampsonJones #TomNash #ElizabethEpperson #ClaudeRiddle #Marial #Illahe #SadiePettinger #Lemuel #Lucifer #Harelip #CleftPalate #FlyingBear #FloraThomas #NancyWilsonRoss #StephenDowBeckham #505 #SOUTHERN #CURRYcounty #JOSEPHINEcounty
June 1, 2024 Oregon's own KGW Order of Hoot Owls changed radio history nationwide

1920s, 1930s #KGW #Oregonian #EdgarPiper #OrderOfHootOwls #MelBlanc #CharlesCallvert #CharlesBerg #DickHaller #FrankSardam #GeorgeBaker #WalterSumner #TigeReynolds #FredSpoeri #BarneyGoldstein #RichardHaller #RonaldKramer #HarryGrannatt #GoldenAge #Radio #ForrestBerg #OregonCartoonInstitute #504 #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
May 1, 2024 Barlow Road's Laurel Hill was the ‘final boss battle’ of the real Oregon Trail

1840s, 1850s, 1860s #MountHoodTollRoad #OregonTrail #DiedOfDysentery #Rhododendron #Zigzag #MtHood #TheDalles #PrairieSchooners #JoelPalmer #SamBarlow #PhilipFoster #EagleCreek #CascadeGeoraphicSociety #LivingHistoryVillage #PioneerWomansGrave #DevilsBackbone #IvanWooley #NathanPederson #JimTompkins #037 #CASCADES #CLACKAMAScounty
April 1, 2024 Governor’s kindness led to fatal consequences for frontier town's top lawman

1910s #OswaldWest #TownMarshalZHStroud #HarneyCity #TemperanceMan #Saloonkeeper #FredHaines #BucklandBros #BurbankClay #GHMatheny #OttoLowell #Gunfight #Ambush #Murder #Manslaughter #GeorgeBrimlow #134 #OUTBACK #HARNEYcounty
March 1, 2024 Lonely kid from Oregon's Outback grew up to be a comic-book legend

1910s, 1920s, 1930s #CarlBarks #TheDuckMan #GoodDuckArtist #JohnSpicer #WaltDisney #DestinyMagazine #Merrill #Midland #Cowboys #Homesteaders #CalgaryEyeOpener #DonaldDuck #UncleScrooge #AlKuwait #PingPongBalls #KarlKroyer #OsamuTezuka #ThomasAndrae #MattTT #ArnoudEngelfriet #503 #SOUTHERN #KLAMATHcounty
Feb. 1, 2024 Luther Cressman was Oregon's own real-life Indiana Jones character

1930, 1940s, 1950s #Anthropology #Archaeology #Petroglyphs #RockArt #Pictographs #MNCH #UO #LutherCressman #MargaretMead #DorothyLoch #WW1 #FortRock #Sandals #Coprolites #ClovisFirstTheory #RaidersOfTheLostArk #RoyChapmanAndrews #ColumbiaUniversity #DennisJenkins #GoldHill #KamiHorton #VirginiaButler #502 #OUTBACK #LAKEcounty
Jan. 1, 2024 Decade-long dam dispute was finally resolved with a few sticks of dynamite
1880s, 1890s, 1900s #Willamette #WestLinn #TualatinRiverDam #LakeOswego #DiversionDam #DrowningMachines #OregonIronAndSteel #SuckerLake #AugustKrause #SupremeCourt #OswegoCanal #SteamboatService #Railroad #IronFoundry #BlastFurnace #JamieDitzel #BarbaraSherman #TualatinRiverNavigation #501 #PDXMETRO #CLACKAMAScounty
Dec. 1, 2023 Six iconic food items that were invented in Oregon

1930s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s #OSU #Marionberries #MaraschinoCherry #Marasca #WilliamJasperKerr #TaterTots #ErnestWiegand #BobCain #HimalayanBlackberry #GeorgeWaldo #Olallieberry #OAC #GoldenGrigg #NephiGrigg #Ontario #OreIdaFoods #CornDogs #ProntoPup #GeorgeBoyington #RockawayBeach #BigLeagueChew #RobNelson #PortlandMavericks #Gardenburger #PaulWenner #GardenLoaf #AllynSmaaland #HarryMerlo #500 #STATEWIDE
Nov. 1, 2023 New-fangled “automo-bubble” played a key part in Deschutes River railroad war
1900s, 1910s #BaileyGatzert #DailyBastard #JamesMorrell #EHHarriman #JamesHill #DesChutesRailroad #OregonTrunk #TheDalles #JohnsonBros #TwohyBros #MerryOldsmobile #BubbleSkinner #StudebakerGarford #JPMorgan #Blasting #Dynamite #BlindPig #GilesFrench #LeonSperoff #TorHanson #WardTonsfeldt #PaulClaeyssens #DeschutesRiver #FarewellBend #499 #OUTBACK #WASCOcounty
Oct. 1, 2023 Oregon’s answer to Joe Exotic of ‘Tiger King’ became a big problem for Idaho
1970s, 1980s #Ligertown #RobertFieber #DottieMartin #EscapedLions #TigerKing #JoeExotic #Siletz #MichaFieber #MohammedTheLion #OregonCoastSafari #FishCreek #LavaHotSprings #SiletzGameRanch #FlyByNight #WascoCounty #GrangevilleIdaho #Hoovervilles #OregonCoastBeachConnection #IdahoPublicBroadcasting #SallyKrutzig #TranquilizerGun #WolfHybrids #LigertownLager #PortneufValleyBrewing #498 #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
Sept. 1, 2023 Portland Vaudeville actress ran a spy ring in occupied Manila during World War II
1940s, 1950s #ClubTsubaki #HighPockets #ClaireSnyderPhillips #DorothyFuentes #WW2 #Submarines #Pacio #JohnBoone #USArmy #Philippines #DouglasMacArthur #ChristianScientists #GeorgeBaker #BakersPlayers #StockTheater #ManuelFuentes #DianPhillips #SgtJohnPhillips #BataanDeathMarch #ReadersDigest #ThisIsYourLife #RalphEdwards #ManilaEspionage #AnnDvorak #FBI #BrianLibby #MyronGoldsmith #497 #PDXMETRO #MultnomahCounty
Aug. 1, 2023 The story of Rajneeshpuram, Oregon's most (in)famous ashram
   In five parts. Click to jump to Part Two, Three, Four, or Five
1980s #Antelope #Terrorism #Gandhi #PuneIndia #SexGuru #ActiveMeditation #EncounterGroup #BhagwanShreeRajneesh #Osho #Ashram #RollsRoyceGuru #MaAnandSheela #LesZaitz #CoryFrye #SaladBarPoisoning #NormaPaulus #1000Friends #DanClark #DaveKanner #Z100 #ShutUpSheela #BiologicalWarfare #Jonestown #PeacePatrol #UrsBirnstiel #Switzerland #NadineJelsing #073 #OUTBACK #WASCOcounty #JEFFERSONcounty
July 1, 2023 Man found America's biggest meteorite on his neighbor's land. So, naturally, he stole it 1900s #WillametteMeteorite #WestLinn #EllisHughes #WilliamDale #MissoulaFloods #IceAge #ClackamasIndians #Tomonowos #Flintstones #CapstanWinch #OregonIronAndSteelCo #SarahDodge #AmericanMuseumOfNaturalHistory #JohnEvans #LewisAndClarkCentennialExpo #SamsValley #KlamathFalls #Salem #DeputyJamesPrice #MorrowCounty #FitzwaterPass #SouthSlough #Mulino #PortOrfordMeteorite #057 #PDXMETRO #CLACKAMAScounty
June 1, 2023 West's first woman cop was a “municipal mother,” battling human traffickers 1900s, 1910s #Disney #TheRescuers #RescueAidSociety #WhiteSlavery #HumanTrafficking #Flappers #LolaGreeneBaldwin #SaloonCulture #Temperance #Bordellos #YWCA #TravelersAid #LewisAndClarkExposition #SexIndustry #SocialHygieneMovement #Prostitution #JazzAge #FallenWomen #DanceHalls #Ragtime #GloriaMyers #JoeStreckert #NadineJelsing #496 #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHCounty
May 1, 2023 Bloody 1925 jailbreak ended badly for everyone, led to changes at state prison 1920s #OregonStatePenitentiary #PrisonBreak #BertOregonJones #JamesWillos #TomMurray #EllsworthKelley #KlanGovernorWalterPierce #WardenDalrymple #JamesNesmith #JohnDavidson #JamesHolman #JSweeney #LuteSavage #NewEra #Bingen #Centralia #PhillipCarson #Hanging #KuKluxKlan #JVStarrett #JosephWillardLaythe #PeterBellant #495 #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
April 2, 2023 The crazy backstory of Caralyn B. Shelton, America's first woman governor 1900s #CarrieBShelton #CarolynBShelton #BarbaraRoberts #Governors #WomenSuffrage #WillisSkiff #JohnWShelton #StatutoryRape #Incest #Stepdaughter #Divorce #Fraud #Libel #Lawsuit #Widowed #GeorgeChamberlain #SallieWelch #Paralegal #PrivateSecretary #FrankWBenson #RichardRoth #BryanVance #KaylynMabey #KimberlyJensen #117 #OUTBACK #UNIONcounty
March 1, 2023 Body-snatchers dug up ex-mayor's corpse, planning to hold it for ransom 1890s #DanielMagone #CharlesMontgomery #WilliamLadd #WilliamRector #EdwardLong #RiverViewCemetery #MedicalCollege #ResurrectionMen #KerryTymchuk #WickedWest #GraveRobbingGhouls #Rheinpfalz #HiramHall #CiceroHuntLewis #AshleyKorslein #TelephoneTap #LakeOswego #Blacksmith #GeorgeBrownell #PanicOf1893 #Insanity #494 #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #CLACKAMAScounty
Feb. 1, 2023 Oregon Territory residents had a 10-month head start on California Gold Rush
1840s #BeaverMoney #Honolulu #ProvisionalGovernment #OregonCity #GeorgeAbernethy #GoldDust #CaliforniaGoldRush #Miner49ers #GoldCoins #OregonTerritory #LeslieScott #WilliamSullivan #DickPintarich #Currency #WheatLegalTender #049 #STATEWIDE
Jan. 1, 2023 Oregon's land-fraud swindlers thoroughly plundered the state 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #SwampLands #StephenPuter #FrancisHeney #JohnHMitchell #Looters #LandOfficeBusiness #HomesteadAct #LandFraudKing #TheodoreRoosevelt #LieuLands #Surveyors #LandGrantUniversity #SchoolLands #DummyEntryman #GildedAge #EthanHitchcock #FrederickKribs #JohnWilliamson #BingerHermann #OliverTatom #FGYoung #492 #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
Dec. 1, 2022 Blum-Dunbar gang smuggled opium by the shipload out of old Portland waterfront 1890s #ClatsopCounty #ColumbiaCounty #NatBlum #WilliamDunbar #JamesLotan #BuncoKelley #YosukeMatsuoka #Opium #Smugglers #HaytianRepublic #Shanghaiing #Katalia #Trial #DrugBust #Earthquake #MerchantsSteamship #TurnerFlour #HumanTrafficking #Chinese #RobertGarthorn #NosyNeighbors #FakePlayingCards #DavidLu #MasaharuAno #491 #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHCounty
Nov. 1, 2022 Yosuke “Frank” Matsuoka: The ex-Oregonian who helped start World War II 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 #491 #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHCounty
Oct. 1, 2022 Oregon’s bloody two-month-long manhunt for ‘king of western outlaws’ (Harry Tracy) 1900s #HarryTracy #DavidMerrill #ButchCassidy #Shootout #StatePen #Jailbreak #Portland #BuncoKelley #HarrySeverns #HighwayRobbery#OregonBoot #DavidKrajicek #StewartHolbrook #WildBunch #WhoseCorpse #Prison #079 #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
Sept. 1, 2022 Former Oregon City whorehouse is a national historical treasure today (McLoughlin House) 1840s, 1900s #JohnMcLoughlin #Marguerite #OregonTerritory #FortVancouver #HudsonsBayCo #PhoenixHotel #WillametteFalls #OregonCity #EvaEmeryDye #SingerHill #Bordello #EGCaufield #HawleyPulpAndPaper #WCarll #OregonTrail #HerbertBeaver #Chautauqua #VaraCaufield #SheriBartlettBrown #RichardMatthews #490 #WILLAMETTEvalley #CLACKAMAScounty
Aug. 1, 2022 In lieu of prison, murder-case convict was auctioned off as a temporary slave 1850s #CyreniusHooker #Murder #HiramEverman #ReturnEverman #Crime #Burglary #Frontier #Dallas #Indenture #Prison #Cynthian #OregonTrail #SamuelGoff #DavidCoe #GoldRush #EnochSmith #Posse #TheodorePrather #GeorgeCurry #MyrtleCreek #ThomasBranigar #ScottMcArthur #489 #WILLAMETTEvalley #POLKcounty
July 1, 2022 During the war, Oregonians built 50 aircraft carriers in less than 18 months 1940s #HenryKaiser #LibertyShips #CasablancaClass #EscortCarriers #CVE #WWII #Portland #Shipyards #Vancouver #Vanport #LST #AlazonBay #KaiserJeeps #BattleOffSamar #Taffy3 #WW2 #ScotMacDonald #WilliamYBlood #488 #COLUMBIAriver #MULTNOMAHCounty
June 1, 2022 Deadly ’64 tsunami killed four, did a lot of damage in Oregon 1960s #Alaska #GoodFridayQuake #TidalWave #Disasters #Fatal #Earthquake #Cascadia #Megathrust #RogueWave #487 #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
May 1, 2022 Is treasure of lucky beach-gold miners still out there, hidden in the woods? 1840s #DouglasCounty #Randolph #GoldRush #GoldBeach #BlackSand #WhiskeyRun #LostGold #BuriedTreasure #Mining #Coast #CoquilleRiver #PistolRiver #486 #COAST #COOScounty #DOUGLAScounty
April 2, 2022 Oregon’s biggest uranium mine found by an amateur rockhound-hobbyist 1950s #Lakeview #ColdWar #Atomic #Nuclear #Mining #GoldRush #MidCentury #WhiteKing #LuckyLass #GeigerCounter #Superfund #Cleanup #485 #OUTBACK #LAKEcounty
March 1, 2022 Meetings were like summer camp for grown-ups (Gladstone and Ashland Chautauqua) 1910s #JosephineCounty #LinnCounty #Gladstone #Ashland #ProgressiveEra #Bible #Beehive #Education #Culture #SelfHelp #ExtensionService #College #EvaEmeryDye #484 #PDXmetro #CLACKAMAScounty
Feb. 1, 2022 Lost-cabin treasure tales tantalize gold seekers in Oregon backcountry 1910s #Outback #WascoCounty #Applegate #SteamboatMountain #Gold #BuriedTreasure #Mining #CentralPoint #Stagecoach #Robbery #WellsFargo #TheDalles #483 #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
Jan. 1, 2022 “Shoestring railroad” beat the mighty Southern Pacific in Coos Bay Railway fight 1910s #LaneCounty #Eugene #Marshfield #NorthBend #SouthCoast #SouthernPacific #GreatNorthern #CoosBayRailLine #RealEstate #482 #COAST #COOScounty #LANEcounty
Dec. 1, 2021 Is a lost ledge of rocks worth $400 a bucket still out there? (The Lost Soldiers’ Mine) 1850s #CurryCounty #PortOrford #CoquilleMountains #CivilWar #LostLedge #Gold #CowCreek #BuriedTreasure #LostMine #RogueRiver #481 #SOUTHERN #CURRYcounty
Nov. 1, 2021 Legend of Portuguese buried treasure likely started as a true story 1840s #NehalemRiver #RubyElHult #TillamookMine #Shipwreck #Commune #Gold #GalesCreek #HudsonsBayCo #Indians #BuriedTreasure #480 #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
Oct. 1, 2021 Astoria is rich in legends of lost gold and hidden treasure 1890s, 1920s #AstoriaColumn #CoxcombHill #Goonies #Pirate #Loot #Gold #FlavelHouse #ColumbiaRiverBar #Marine #GeorgeFlavel #HatchetHarry #479 #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
Sept. 1, 2021 OSU’s record-setting hen sparked “fowl” feud with eugenicist newspaper editor 1910s, 1920s #LaneCounty #Corvallis #OSU #CottageGroveLeader #LadyMacDuff #Hens #EggLaying #Racism #Eugenics #BigChicken #JamesDryden #PoultryShows #478 #WILLAMETTEvalley #LANEcounty #BENTONcounty
Aug. 1, 2021 Sordid Portland slasher murder was baffling 100 years ago, and still is today 1920s #HarryAgee #LouiseAgee #GrimWidow #Slasher #Razor #ThroatSlashed #Burglary #Ozarks #CagedTigress #Trombone #LoveTriangle #PantingVixen #StJohns #RobertGreen #TrombonePlayer #BloodyRazor #JDSwing #JHKlecker #JohnCollier #FiveOclockBurglar #AlbanyRegionalMuseum #477 #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
July 1, 2021 Nationally famous writer Stewart Holbrook captured spirit of mid-century Oregon 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s #MidCentury #Logging #Literature #SybilWalker #Vermont #RiverPig #MrOtis #JamesBlaine #Mackinaw #Mercury #Hols #StewartHolbrook #KatherineGill #BorisKarloff #HarryStClair #AmericanMercury #BritishColumbia #CenturyMagazine #Timber #4L#MagazineWriter #BrianBooth #LowBrowHistory #HolyOldMackinaw #476 #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
June 1, 2021 Hoard of gold in shipwrecked yacht piqued the FBI's interest a day too late 1970s #Waldport #Newport #USCG #Sailboat #Yacht #Rescue #Gold #Shipwreck #MotorLifeboat #ThomasMcAdams #PortOrford #Hypothermia #Heroes #CoastGuard #BosunsMate #MLB #JoeBrowning #HelenBrowning #GregAlbrecht #LewisCavina #BillMasten #QueSeraSera #GoldSovereigns #FBI #CliveLawford #475 #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
May 1, 2021 Citizens of Boring hired world-champion boxer to humiliate the town bully 1900s, 1910s #ClackamasCounty #FreeColdwell #JimCroce #BarFighter #Boring #Bluto #Popeye #TommyBurns #NoahBrusso #WorldChampion #TownBully #Boxing #LeroyBrown #JackSullivan #Prizefighter #TommyTracey #FakeFoul #BruceHaney #474 #PDXmetro #CLACKAMAScounty
April 2, 2021 Frankie Baker of 'Frankie and Johnny' fame was hiding from “her song” in Portland 1910s #FrankieBaker #Ragtime #Bordellos #Jazz #Music #PianoProfessors #AllenBritt #NellieBly #MaeWest #Murder #FrankieAndJohnny #OnTheLam #JohnDavid #DudleyMcClure #DaringDetective #AlicePryor #BillDooley #MaeWest #SheDoneHimWrong #UrbanLeague #473 #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
March 1, 2021 Oregonians played a prominent role in the 1930s’ horrific “Trunk Murders” 1930s #Phoenix #AnnieLeRoi #HedvigSammySamuelson #DrWilliamJudd #LeighFord #Lesbians #GrunowClinic #HappyJackHalloran #WinnieRuthMcKinnellJudd #Opium #LoveTriangle #Railroads #Unsolved #Dismembered #Tuberculosis #HouseMD #TrunkMurders #BlondeButcher #Asylum #JanaBommersbach #472 #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
Feb. 1, 2021 Coos Bay shipwreck became the scene of a massive, drunken looting party 1910s #Marshfield #NorthBend #SalvageRights #SantaClara #Steamship #Prohibition #Fatal #Looters #Pirates #WhiskeyGalore #CaptAugustLofstedt #HaveDrunkenRiot #USCG #USMarshals #CFMcGeorge #Arson #Dynamite #BeachParty #471 #COAST #COOScounty
Jan. 1, 2021 On the lam from the FBI? Hide out in a small, friendly Oregon town! 1940s, 1950s #PDXmetro #WashingtonCounty #FBIMostWanted #CowboyJimWilliams #KenVanKampen #GangBusters #OrbaElmerJackson #BerniceLadd #ClideAdams #CyKirkland #PaulineVirgin #NavarreSmith #JohnHarveyBugg #Gearhardt #KenBilderback #KrisBilderback #KEX #470 #COAST #CLATSOPcounty #PDXmetro #WASHINGTONcounty
Dec. 1, 2020 When Portland’s rabbi started a gun fight outside the President’s hotel room 1880s #RutherfordBHayes #BethIsrael #Reform #Orthodox #Jews #Minhag #Ashkenazi #Synagogue #RabbiMosesMay #IsaacMayerWise #EsmondHotel #MinhagPortland #AhavaiSholom #AWaldman #Fistfight #HaroldSharfman #KristineDeacon #469 #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Nov. 1, 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decided slavery was legal, but only for sailors 1890s #ArgoFour #Union #SupremeCourt #13thAmendment #SeamensUnion #RobertRobertson #JohnBradley #PHOlsen #MorrisHanson #RobertsonVsBaldwin #SeamensAct #Constitution #Astoria #Desertion #ChattelSlavery #SecondDredScott #WardsOfTheAdmiralty #Rhodes #HanseaticLeague #JohnHarlan #JudicialLegislation #LeonFink #PaulSchuster #JoeStreckert #346 #COAST CLATSOPcounty
Oct. 1, 2020 Ain't no party like a shanghaiing party: One sudden sailor's story (Aquilla Ernest Clark) 1890s, 1910s #ClatsopCounty #Astoria #Portland #LarrySullivan #AquillaErnestClark #BuncoKelley #Shanghaied #Riverboat #Party #Astoria #Hookers #Waterfront #Scappoose #SailorsBoardinghouse #Iralda #PeachBlow #PortlandHotel #TFOakes #ShipsArticles #StewartHolbrook #BarneyBlalock #468 #COAST #CLATSOPcounty #PDXmetro
Sept. 1, 2020 Boss shanghaier Larry Sullivan's second career as a legendary mining-stock swindler 1890s, 1900s, 1910s #ClatsopCounty #GoldfieldNevada #SullivanTrustCo #GeorgeGrahamRice #GrantBros #Gambling #HorseRacing #Shanghaiing #GansVsNelson #GoldMines #Boxing #FixedBoxingMatch #Prizefighters #PortlandClub #WarrenZevon #MaximAndGay #MyAdventuresYourMoney #TexRickard #JackalOfWallStreet #BarneyBlalock #203 #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Aug. 1, 2020 “Cable-car” service to Timberline Lodge: A city bus dangling from a logging cable 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 #467 #055 #CASCADES #HOODRIVERcounty #CLACKAMAScounty
July 1, 2020 Newcomer's stinginess with beach access led to massive drug bust 1970s #DrugSmuggling #Steamship #DUKW #BeachBill #LARC-V #NewRiver #StormRanch #Heart #Biggest #DrugBust #Cannabis #466 #COAST #COOScounty
June 1, 2020 Roseburg dentist killed man with dynamite, mailed panties to Seattle, fled (1 of 2) 1920s #DrRichardBrumfield #DennisRussell #CarFire #Corpse #SilkPanties #NormanWhitney #Suicide #Dillard #Dynamite #ForensicDentistry #Moonshine #Explosions #Lingerie #Calgary #MazamaClub #HumanFoot #465 #SOUTHERN #DOUGLAScounty
June 1, 2020 Box of sexy lingerie got runaway Roseburg dynamite murderer-dentist caught (2 of 2) 1920s #DrRichardBrumfield #SilkPanties #Dynamite #Lingerie #Calgary #LynchMob #LadiesMan #Letters #FalseConfession #ClaraKillam #DragQueens #WalterEvans #KuKluxKlan #SuicideByCop #SuspiciousSuicide #ColdCases #465 #SOUTHERN #DOUGLAScounty
May 1, 2020 Oregon’s wildest lost-cabin gold mine story may be true … but probably not 1850s, 1860s, 1890s #SamSimpson #RogueIndians #ShastaIndians #Ghost #Skeletons #BuriedTreasure #Poetry #OregonNativeSonMagazine #464 #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
April 2, 2020 Newport railroad tycoon T.E. Hogg's war record: Highway robbery on the high seas 1860s, 1870s #TEdgentonHogg #CivilWar #Confederate #NewGranada #CunningPlan #Railroad #Jailbird #Yaquina #Pirates #Privateers #Alcatraz #463 #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
March 1, 2020 Legendary Oregon prospector's death sparked two “Lost Gold Mine” legends 1870s, 1880s, 1890s #EdSchieffelin #Tombstone #GoldMiner #LostCabinGold #LostRedBlanketMine #StewartHolbrook #TreasureMap #BuriedTreasure #462 #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
Feb. 1, 2020 Legendary Great Sea Serpent of the Columbia River Bar was lamely named “Colossal Claude” 1930s, 1940s #ColossalClaude #Cryptids #Rose #Lightship #Viv #Argo #SeaMonster #Plesiosaurids #ColumbiaRiverBar #Bigfoot #DevilsChurn #461 #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
Jan. 1, 2020 With a friend like A.C. Edmunds, early suffragists needed no enemies! 1860s, 1870s #Portland #TemperanceCrusaders #Suffrage #Unitarian #Abolitionist #Unions #WTPL #WCTU #VotersBookOfRemembrance #460 #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Dec. 29, 2019 Grahams’ “Yellow Stack Line” epitomized steamboat era 1890s, 1900s, 1910s #OregonCity #Grahamona #YellowStackLine #Altona #Oregona #Sternwheelers #Flood #PassengerService #Hops #Canemah #AldenGraham #ArthurGraham #NewtonGraham #OregonCityTransportationCompany #Hops #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #CLACKAMAScounty
Dec. 22, 2019 West Coast once the Detroit of the marine-engine industry 1900s, 1910s #Astoria #Fishboats #ColumbiaRiverBar #GasolineEngines #Gillnetters #UnionGasEngineCo #Salmon #Cannery #Bowpickers #JJGriffin #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
Dec. 15, 2019 Asahel Bush crossed swords with Oregon’s first woman doc, lost 1850s, 1860s #Salem #FirstWomanDoctor #Hydropathy #WaterCure #SalemClique #WCTU #Suffrage #ThomasEdwards #HygienicMedicine #Homeopathy #Allopaths #Vegetarians #AdalineWeed #GideonWeed #DrRussellTrall #HygeioTheapeuticCollege #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
Dec. 8, 2019 Neighbor’s theft of widow and orphans’ home too much for jury 1850s #BentonCounty #SoapCreekValley #Corvallis #Slavery #LetitiaCarson #Homestead #GreenberrySmith #Lawsuit #FirstBlack #Rustlers #GeorgeWilliams #JudicialLynching #AdairVillage #BobZybach #JohnKelsay #WILLAMETTEvalley #BENTONcounty
Dec. 1, 2019 How Abe Tichner hustled the rubes at 1870s county fairs 1870s, 1880s #Portland #MultnomahCounty #AbeTichner #OswaldWest #CigarStore #MonitorStagecoach #SamBernheim #Havana #PPD #CountyFair #PatentMedicine #Gamblers #Swindle #AaronMaegly #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #WASHINGTONcounty
Nov. 24, 2019 Mayors Lee, Schrunk set tone for Portland’s mid-century modern era (Part 3 of 3) 1940s, 1950s, 1960s #Portland #Mayors #Corruption #CityHall #Lane #ProgressiveEra #Vice #Reform #FirstWoman #Teamsters #Elkins #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Nov. 17, 2019 In 1800s Portland, at least one mayor paid to play (Part 2 of 3) 1880s, 1890s #Portland #CityHall #Corruption #Bribery #JamesChapman #LuzerneBesser #CharlesHunt #WilliamWatkinds #JamesLappeus #DanfordBalch #SylvesterPennoyer #BullRun #WideOpen #GeorgeWilliams #StarvationCult #KuKluxKlan #KateAnnWilliams #SidneyTeiser #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Nov. 10, 2019 Frontier-era mayors were a surprisingly dramatic bunch (Part 1 of 3) 1860s, 1870s, 1880s #Portland #GeorgeVaughan #JamesLappeus #StephenMcCormick #AddisonStarr #HenryHoyt #ThomasHolmes #ARosenheim #JosephSimon #DavidThompson #WilliamAndrus #Gambling #KimbarkMacColl #JewelLansing #WickedPortland #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Nov. 3, 2019 Skill and a stout ship kept U.S.S. Peacock shipwreck fatality-free 1840s #ColumbiaRiverBar #USN #PeacockSpit #SailingShip #ManOfWar #Shipwreck #CapeDisappointment #Rescue #SloopOfWar #StarTrek #LtWilliamHudson #USSPeacock #NormanHowerton #HaleyBest #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
Oct. 27, 2019 Oregon’s first murder convict saved from gallows by his wife 1850s #BentonCounty #Marysville #Corvallis #NimrodOKelley #OKelly #GeorgeHWilliams #HomesteadAct #FirstMurderTrial #Gunfight #SupremeCourt #GovernorPardons #JeremiahMahoney #SheriffTJWright #RobertLansing #LawrenceMcNary #WILLAMETTEvalley #BENTONcounty
Oct. 20, 2019 Law in frontier Oregon was rough, but not always ready 1850s, 1860s, 1870s #WILLAMETTE #PolkCounty #WashingtonTerritory #DumbCrooks #Jailbreak #Yeggs #Safecrackers #CriminalJustice #Vigilantes #FrontierLaw #ErikBromberg #JosephGaston #DWCraig #ACGibbs #HiramEverman #TheodorePrather #COAST #WILLAMETTEvalley #POLKcounty #TILLAMOOKcounty
Oct. 13, 2019 Battleship U.S.S. Oregon lost in Pearl Harbor attack — sort of 1890s, 1900s, 1940s #Portland #TomMcCallWaterfrontPark #SpanishAmericanWar #Bulldog #GreatWhiteFleet #LeonardWiley #ThomasMcClellan #PreDreadnought #MuseumShip #Scrap #WorldWarII #USSOregon #Roosevelt #CubaLibre #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Oct. 6, 2019 Brothel madam’s sidekicks were bad at corpse disposal (Part 2 of 2) 1880s #CarrieBradley #Brothels #ConcreteShoes #Murder #Chloroform #DeadBody #BrassKnuckles #Opium #Trial #JamesLappeus #BurnTheTowels #NationalHotel #PeteSullivan #AceNisonger #GrottoSaloon #CharleyHamilton #JDChandler #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Sept. 29, 2019 Bordello madam Carrie Bradley was the Brigid O’Shaughnessy of old Portland (Part 1 of 2) 1870s, 1880s #Portland #FemmeFatale #JDChandler #Hookers #Bordellos #Murder #CourtOfDeath #ChiefLappeus #BadGirls #NorthEnd #MalteseFalcon #NorthEnd #OldTown #PianoProfessor #OttoJordan #Laudanum #DollyAdams #JMCaples #JamesNelsonBrown #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Sept. 22, 2019 West Coast’s first published novel a torrid page-turner (Part 2 of 2) 1830s, 1840s #FrenchPrairie #MargaretJewettBailey #RuthRover #ThouMonsterEvil #PortlandTimes #Squills #BadGirls #StormyPetrel #Divorcee #Authoress #PioneeringWomen #WILLAMETTEvalley #CLACKAMAScounty #YAMHILLcounty #MARIONcounty #2of2
Sept. 15, 2019 Oregon’s literary legacy built on a “True Confession” novel (Part 1 of 2) 1850s, 1860s #FrenchPrairie #MargaretJewettBailey #RuthRover #FirstWoman #WilliamBailey #OregonSpectator #CLGoodrich #Journalist #Novelist #JasonLee #TrueConfessions #TheGrains #Willson #Methodists #JasonLee #HerbertNelson #EvelynLeasher #RobertFrank #WILLAMETTEvalley #CLACKAMAScounty #MARIONcounty #1of2
Sept. 8, 2019 Horse racing, and race fixing, used to be wildly popular 1890s, 1900s, 1910s #HarneyCounty #JordanValley #Bookies #Thoroughbreds #CayusePony #HomerDavenport #Gamblers #Cartoonists #Prostitutes #HorseRacing #SilverCity #Delamar #JohnWroton #OwyheeTrails #MikeHanley #BunchGrass #FrankSwisher #GrangerJones #OswaldWest #GusFrederick #OUTBACK #MALHEURcounty #HARNEYcounty
Sept. 1, 2019 Cape Kiwanda dory fleet launches into teeth of breakers 1910s, 1920s, present #PacificCity #LeeShore #GrandBanksDories #CapeKiwanda #PortOrford #ChiefKiawandaRock #PacificCityDorymensAssociation #DonHelm #HaystackRock #DaveStiles #ChrisForrer #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty #CURRYcounty
Aug. 25, 2019 Haystack Rock was once a target for daredevil climbers 1940s, 1950s, 1960s #CannonBeach #Helicopters #Rescue #DeadBabyBirds #RockClimbing #Dynamite #OregonIslandsWildlifeSanctuary #BirdNests #HaystackRock #TheNeedles #EarlHardy #SherwoodWillits #JimCurtis #RichardWillis #AlexanderKlimshuk #USCG #JimKadera #JackBentley #RalphReed #WildlifeSanctuary #EmmaEdwards #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
Aug. 18, 2019 Eugene’s first university died when president started gunfight 1850s, 1860s #EugeneCity #CollegeHill #Presbyterian #PerryMorrison #EnochHenderson #MRyan #Vindex #PacificHerald #PeoplesPress #ColumbiaCollege #UniversityOfOregon #BJPengra #JoaquinMiller #CivilWar #Slavery #Confederates #Arson #JosephShafer #HRKincaid #WILLAMETTEvalley #LANEcounty
Aug. 11, 2019 Oregon’s “Miner 29ers” beat Depression with a gold pan 1930s #SouthernOregon #GoldMines #MiningClaims #Prospectors #Depression #Unemployment #OffTheGrid #CabinLife #BankHoliday #KerbyJackson #Miner49ers #Miner29ers #KerbyJackson #MuleCreekMine #HaroldKirkemo #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
Aug. 4, 2019 Mining law a response to plot to seize gold mines with troops 1860s, 1870s #GoldCountry #WashingtonDC #GoldMines #Confederates #CivilWar #MiningClaims #Prospectors #Capitol #GoldRush #Laws #MiningActOf1872 #Suffrage #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
July 28, 2019 Chasing a rumor, prospectors turned backs on a fortune twice 1860s #GrantCounty #PrairieCity #Prospectors #CanyonCreek #GoldRush #Bannocks #Cayuse #GoldMining #Auburn #PrairieDiggingsMine #DecomposedQuartz #WilliamAldred #JohnDayRiver #KerbyJackson #HermanOliver #OUTBACK #GRANTcounty
July 21, 2019 “Lobster trap for bootleggers” was a huge but costly success 1920s #DrHuckleberry #Garibaldi #Movies #Hollywood #Fake #Prohibition #OnLocation #LawEnforcement #Lighthouse #Oceanside #MaxwellPoint #DaughterOfTheSea #EdHamlin #LeeFilmCorp #GussieJones #CFDeFord #RoyWilliams #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
July 14, 2019 Was the Bridge of the Gods a real thing? Almost certainly 1450s #UndergroundRiver #EdgarRiceBurroughs #Indians #Legends #Folklore #Landslide #ColumbiaRiverGorge #CascadeLocks #NaturalBridge #BridgeOfTheGods #JohnCarter #GustavusHines #EllaEClark #Klickitats #Wishrams #GeorgeGibbs #JamesStrong #AlexBourdeau #Colvilles #DavidWilma #COLUMBIAriver #HOODRIVERcounty
July 7, 2019 How a banana peel changed the course of Oregon history 1910s #MultnomahCounty #Salem #OswaldWest #HarryLane #Governor #BeachBill #LandFraud #Democrats #ProgressiveEra #Reformers #BananaPeel #HighwayDept #ODOT #AsahelBush #GeorgeChamberlain #RailroadCommission #StephenMark #KimberlyJensen #WILLAMETTEvalley #MULTNOMAHcounty #MARIONcounty
June 30, 2019 Surge of confederate refugees made big changes in Oregon politics 1860s #Salem #CivilWar #Confederate #Missouri #Slavery #Supermajority #SouthernDemocrats #14thAmendment #Williams #Corbett #RebelRefugees #BirthrightCitizenship #LashLaw #Reconstruction #Gerrymandering #VictorTrevitt #BeriahBrown #RobertJohannsen #TomMarsh #FrancesFullerVictor #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
June 23, 2019 “Hold-Up Session” of 1896-97 featured a giant house party 1890s #Salem #HoldUpSession #JonathanBourne #JohnMitchell #Hipple #EldridgeBlock #FreeSilver #WilliamUren #Corruption #Vice #SouthernPacific #Bribery #GoldStandard #WalterPierce #WilliamLord #JosephSimon #BournesHarem #HenryCorbett #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
June 16, 2019 Bungling attempt by old crimps marked end of shanghaiing era (Part 3 of 3) 1900s #Portland #Waterfront #MysteriousBillySmith #Crimps #CharlesJost #EricksonsSaloon #JumboRiley #BuncoKelley #ShanghaiWhite #LarrySullivan #GeorgeWilliams #HarryLane #TomWord #Elginshire #LewisAndClarkCentennialExposition #BarneyBlalock #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
June 9, 2019 Oregon tried to regulate crimps with monopoly for worst one (Part 2 of 3) 1900s #MultnomahCounty #Portland #Waterfront #LarrySullivan #MysteriousBilly #WhiteBros #GrantBros #Crimps #Boxers #Sailors #BoardinghouseCommission #ShanghaiWhite #EWWright #JamesLaidlaw #Exposition #Goldfield #ChampionsRest #BarneyBlalock #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #CLATSOPcounty
June 2, 2019 Mysterious Billy Smith: World champion boxer by day, shanghaier by night (Part 1 of 3) 1900s #Portland #Waterfront #MysteriousBillySmith #Crimps #LarrySullivan #VoterFraud #ShanghaiWhite #GrantBros #Prizefighters #ShanghaiingWars #Crimping #Sailors #Welterweight #JackFayle #BarneyBlalock #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
May 26, 2019 Portland’s “Shanghai Tunnels”: Mostly myth, but not entirely 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s #PortlandWaterfront #MichaelJones #NorthEnd #TransitBank #Hobos #Opium #Prohibition #PortlandSeawall #OldTown #ShanghaiTunnels #DougKenckCrispin #BarneyBlalock #CascadeGeographicSociety #ValhallaSaloon #RichardEngeman #KarenWatte #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
May 19, 2019 “Diamond Bill” Barrett was the Heiress Whisperer: Oregon's own "Mr. Wickham" 1910s #WashingtonCounty #Hillsboro #JaneAusten #GeorgeWickham #Gamblers #Rake #Hustler #AliceDrexel #SidiWirtSpreckels #MissingPearls #GoldDigger #WilliamBarrett #KathleenBaillie #WW1 #JohnDrexel #KenBilderback #KrisBilderback #PDXmetro #WASHINGTONcounty
May 12, 2019 Life station keeper’s cowardice cost 11 sailors their lives 1880s #CapeArago #USCG #Lifestation #Fatal #Shipwreck #SSTacoma #Desmond #DoryFishermen #Rescue #CoosBay #ChandlerBWatson #Cowardice #ChiefsIsland #LyleGun #COAST #COOScounty
May 5, 2019 Ship captain doubled down on ill-considered wager … and lost 1890s #Offshore #TillicumBeach #SailingShips #Fatal #Shipwrecks #Waldport #Lifestation #Racing #Atalanta #FullRigger #Windjammer #SeamansRest #CharlesMcBride #CharlesHunter #StanAllyn #RowenaAlcorn #GordonAlcorn #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
April 28, 2019 Lava Lake murders are still officially unsolved, but … (Part 2 of 2) 1920s #LakeCounty #LavaLakes #CharlesHydeKimzey #Ambush #Carjacking #LastChanceRanch #TrapperMurders #Cabin #Conviction #ColdCase #RoyWilson #EdwardNickols #DeweyMorris #LeeCollins #AllenWillcoxen #CarlSchumacher #SilverFoxes #CASCADErange #DESCHUTEScounty #LAKEcounty
April 21, 2019 Trappers’ disappearance had relative suspecting foul play (Part 1 of 2) 1920s #LakeCounty #LavaLakes #MothersIntuition #MissingPersons #USMC #Loggers #CharlesHydeKimzey #RayVanBurenJackson #Murder #ColdCase #BigLavaLake #Murder #USMarineCorps #WOHarrison #ClaudeMcCauley #MelanyTupper #JimCrowell #CASCADErange #DESCHUTEScounty #LAKEcounty
April 14, 2019 Old-time loggers, millworkers were tough, stoic characters 1920s, 1930s, 1940s #DrHuckleberry #Garibaldi #Sawmill #Amputations #WorkplaceInjuries #Dynamite #BackToWork #MissingFingers #Medicine #ShingleCutter #Bandsaw #Squareheads #TimberCulture #Logging #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
April 7, 2019 Skunk’s “beautiful pelt” would have been best admired from afar 1920s #DrHuckleberry #Garibaldi #Loggers #Trappers #Snoose #SideHustles #Bootleggers #Moonshine #BearAttacks #Tobacco #Stills #Skunked #Polecat #Veterinarians #AlecSwenson #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
March 31, 2019 “Prepaid shanghaiing” plot went off the rails — fatally 1880s #Portland #Waterfront #JimTurk #FrederickKalashua #Racism #Crimps #BarneyBlalock #Carpenter #Boardinghouse #Opium #Overdose #Finn #BarqueCandidate #PatObrien #BritishConsul #DanielMoran #BartenderJamesKelly #Jailbreak #ChiefSamuelParrish #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
March 23, 2019 Umatilla mayor’s wife had a big ‘election-day surprise’ for him 1910s #UmatillaCounty #LauraStarcher #CityHall #ProgressiveEra #Suffrage #StellaPaulu #PetticoatGovernment #Surprise #Underdog #Cleanup #SmallTown #LolaMerrick #FlorenceBrownell #HCMeans #GladysSpinning #BerthaCherry #ShelleyBurtnerWallace #DarrellJabin #COLUMBIAriver #UMATILLAcounty
March 17, 2019 Letter from afar gave man's family a view to a shanghaiing 1880s #Astoria #Crimps #GrantBros #CarrollBeebe #Sailors #Boardinghouse #BloodMoney #Shanghaiers #Corruption #Swindlers #BridgetGrant #BarneyBlalock #VernonGilmore #Xenia #DonaldMcGregor #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
March 10, 2019 Shyster lawyer planned to steal man’s land by shanghaiing him 1890s #Astoria #DariusNorris #Browning #Murder #PoliceChief #CedarRiver #Murder #WJBarry #LongBeach #LarrySullivan #BloodMoney #Crimps #CJCurtis #LGCarpenter #BarneyBlalock #GrantBrothers #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
March 3, 2019 Old-time country doctors led colorful and interesting lives 1920s, 1930s #Garibaldi #DrHuckleberry #Floods #Hearses #HouseCalls #HudsonCars #Pneumonia #Tobacco #Ambulances #DrRobertBoals #Xrays #Veterinarians #SouthernPacific #FoodPoisoning #JohnJorgenson #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
Feb. 23, 2019 “Temperance Crusade” failed when leaders got too preachy (Part 4 of 4) 1870s #Portland #StreetBattle #Jail #Police #Corruption #CityHall #AbigailScottDuniway #ACEdmunds #DirtyTricks #Syphilis #ACEdmunds #ChiefLappeus #FrancesFullerVictor #TemperanceStar #VotersBookOfRemembrance #WalterMoffett #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Feb. 17, 2019 Riot at saloon led to charges … but not against the rioters (Part 3 of 4) 1870s #Portland #WomensTemperancePrayerLeague #Riots #JamesLappeus #FrancesFullerVictor #Mob #PortlandPolice #Arrested #MalcolmClarkJr #MrsStitzel #JFGood #WilliamGrooms #WebfootSaloon #TheNewNorthwest #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Feb. 10, 2019 Stubborn saloonkeeper wouldn't play nice with crusading ladies (Part 2 of 4) 1870s #Portland #Liquor #Gambling #Prostitution #Crusade #Temperance #Pickets #WalterMoffett #WebfootSaloon #Bulletin #Sin #EveningCallRumShop #Terwilliger #FrancisFullerVictor #DamnedWhores #Deuteronomy23 #MalcolmClarkJr #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Feb. 3, 2019 Portland’s “Temperance War of 1874”: The backstory (Part 1 of 4) 1870s #Portland #Victorians #WCTU #WomensTemperancePrayerLeague #SalvationArmy #SaloonCulture #Alcohol #Suffrage #Evangelism #Churches #Women #TheNewNorthwest #AbigailScottDuniway #LauraFrancisKelly #GeorgeIzer #ThomasShartle #FrancisFullerVictor #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Jan. 27, 2019 Plain-talking “Uncle Joab” too blunt for Legislature’s comfort (Part 2 of 2) 1850s, 1860s #LinnCounty #Salem #Capitol #Legislature #Firsts #Saloons #Vice #Senate #VictorTrevitt #CircuitRiders #Vaudeville #UncleJoabPowell #PatriciaDunn #GrandEntertainment #MissionaryBaptist #Preaching #Sarvices #DenOfIniquity #ThrowingMoney #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
Jan. 20, 2019 “Uncle Joab” Powell was West’s most famous pioneer preacher (Part 1 of 2) 1850s, 1860s #LinnCounty #Salem #Crabtree #ProvidencePioneerChurch #Baptist #CircuitRiders #UncleJoabPowell #TentRevivals #Legislature #RalphFriedman #AnnaBeelerPowell #RachelArmintaPeterson #OregonTerritory #Chaplain #BillGulick #WILLAMETTEvalley #LINNcounty #MARIONcounty
Jan. 13, 2019 Sheepman’s disappearance may be Oregon’s oldest cold case 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #CrookCounty #Prineville #Sheepshooters #RangeWar #UnsolvedMystery #Murder #MissingPerson #LeonidasDouris #LandTheft #Vigilantes #ShortyDavis #CharlesColby #DorothyLawsonMcCall #AnastasiaDouris #KatieWennerstrom #DavidBraly #GeoffHill #OUTBACK #CROOKcounty
Jan. 6, 2019 Filming of “worst Western” was an unforgettable spectacle 1960s #CascadeRange #LakeCounty #Eugene #Movies #TheWayWest #McKenzie #FortRock #CrookedRiverBob #Jaycees #Hollywood #HeavensGate #HaroldHecht #UnitedArtists #AndrewMcLagan #InformationCascade #GregoryShine #OUTBACK #LAKEcounty #LANEcounty
Dec. 30, 2018 Joe Knowles, the “Bear Grylls of the 1910s,” had something to prove 1910s #Siskiyous #NakedAndAfraid #NatureMan #WilliamRandolphHearst #BostonPost #MountainMan #Scandal #Cheating #Famous #Artist #PoisonOak #Eugenics #JoeKnowles #AmericanAdam #WW1 #DawnGirls #MichaelMcKeough #StewartHolbrook #RichardBoyer #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
Dec. 23, 2018 Summer shipwreck adventure couldn’t happen today 1930s #ClatsopCounty #SummerVacation #Bicycle #AdmiralBenson #PeacockSpit #Shipwreck #ColumbiaRiverBar #Rescue #USCG #RoadTrip #Tide #LifeStations #Astoria #Ilwaco #BreechesBuoy #StanAllyn #WallyStenlake #JamesGibbsJr #DarylMcClary #COAST #CLATSOPcounty #MULTNOMAHcounty
Dec. 16, 2018 Ka-Ton-Ka was Oregon’s own patent-medicine sensation — well, sort of 1880s #WarmSprings #IndianReservation #DonaldMcKay #OregonIndianMedicine #BuffaloBill #PatentMedicine #WildWest #Vaudeville #MedicineShow #KaTonKa #ColonelTAEdwards #ModocIndians #CaptainJack #KickapooIndianSagwa #OperaHouses #Vaudeville #BrooksMcNamara #KeithClark #DonnaClark #CASCADErange #DESCHUTEScounty #UMATILLAcounty
Dec. 09, 2018 Dry town’s sting on drugstore’s secret saloon didn’t go well 1890s #ForestGrove #PacificUniversity #Prohibition #JamaicaGinger #Drugstore #LawAndOrder #Arson #Temperance #WCTU #ThomasTongue #Liquor #CongregationalChurch #Cornelius #MillersPioneerPharmacy #ThomasMcClelland #LawAndOrderLeague #Entrapment #KenBilderback #KrisBilderback #PDXmetro #WASHINGTONcounty
Dec. 02, 2018 Klamath County’s squabble over courthouses wasted $3.1 million 1900s #CountySeat #HotSprings #GraftAndCorruption #Linkville #CountyJail #KlamathFalls #WilliamWorden #MarionHanks #JMDouganConstruction #RobertBunnell #DavidBraly #GeoffHill #KurtLiedtke #AnnDuPont #TooManyCourthouses #SOUTHERN #KLAMATHcounty
Nov. 25, 2018 Dynamite killing a sordid love triangle gone bad 1950s #OliverKermitSmith #MarjorieSmith #Murder #CarBomb #VictorWolf #SidePiece #Vamp #SexSlave #Swingers #Alaska #Homesteaders #ToDieFor #InsuranceFraud #Adultery #ColumbiaEdgewater #CountryClub #StumpingPowder #PussyWillowMurder #Molalla #Ridgefield #JBFisher #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Nov. 19, 2018 Range-wars veteran put Oregon on map as sheep country 1890s, 1900s #HayCreekRanch #JackEdwards #Wool #SheepKing #Shaniko #RangeWars #Sodbusters #DrDavidBaldwin #Homesteaders #Sheepshooters #USFS #USSR #MerinoSheep #GeoffHill #JaroldRamsey #CandyMoulton #AndrewGulliford #OUTBACK #WASCOcounty
Nov. 11, 2018 Pro-tip: Model T engines make lousy airplane motors 1930s #TedBarber #Waco #StormsFlyingFlivver #Homebuilt #Biplane #Barnstormer #Bend #Prineville #Glider #Barnstorming #FlightSchool #Aviation #BarnstormingMustanger #FordModelT #KnottsField #Stevens #EddieCampbell #JimAnderson #CASCADErange #DESCHUTEScounty
Nov. 04, 2018 Is Central Oregon’s lost crystal cave just a legend? 1890s, 1900s #Burns #LaPine #HighDesert #Mining #LavaCaves #Cowboys #MelanyTupper #ShonquestRanch #CrystalCave #ArnoldIceCave #CentralOregonGrotto #Vandalism #MarjorieSmith #NicholasSmith #CattleDrive #AubreyPerry #NewtCobb #LarryChitwood #PattiWood #BrentMcGregor #MattSkeels #CASCADErange #DESCHUTEScounty
Oct. 28, 2018 Portland’s play to beat The Dalles literally cost a mint 1860s #GoldRush #Mining #GriffinGulch #MintBuilding #CivilWar #Cascades #Freebridge #Fire #CarsonCity #USTreasury #BrotherJonathan #CoinCollecting #GriffinGulch #WhiskeyGulch #JamesNesmith #WilliamLogan #BrentZimmerman #COLUMBIAriver #WASCOcounty
Oct. 21, 2018 Stubborn citizen Richard Chambers got nation’s first bottle bill passed 1970s #Nudge #Litter #KeepOregonGreen #Returnable #BeerBottles #Deposit #RichardChambers #TomMcCall #NestuccaSpit #Bribery #SOLV #MerchantMarines #CleanUpPollutionAward #VictoriaBerger #BrentWalth #PaulHanneman #BettyRoberts #TedHallock #MarkHenkels #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
Oct. 14, 2018 Dead Oregon hero-doctor had his identity stolen by serial swindler 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 #COAST #COOScounty
Oct. 07, 2018 Linn County had a bloody holiday season in 1895 1890s #Jordan #EmmaHannah #Loyal #LloydMontgomery #Brownsville #LottieHiatt #PistolWhip #Asylum #Parricide #BadSeed #Hanging #NoPardon #Adultery #Winchester40-86 #LofaHiatt #JohnHannah #JohnAndElizabethMontgomery #OrvilleMontgomery #DanielMcKercher #DianeGoeresGardner #GovWilliamLord #WILLAMETTEvalley #LINNcounty
Sept. 30, 2018 Oregon is only state where jury need not be unanimous 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 #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Sept. 23, 2018 Bootleggers’ buddies’ midnight-jailbreak a fail (Part 2 of 2) 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 #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
Sept. 16, 2018 Bootleggers' bad luck was "whiskey galore" for locals (Part 1 of 2) 1930s #ProhibitionAgents #RumrunnerRock #WhiskeyGalore #SeaIsland #CunningPlan #WhaleCove #Shipwreck #Speakeasys #Liquor #Toledo #Smugglers #Hebo #Powerboat #Bootleggers #Canadians #Fire #BuriedTreasure #CarCrash #WilliamKerr #CharlesRyall #ArthurBabcock #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
Sept. 9, 2018 Bugs in a stump inspired invention of modern chainsaw 1940s #JoeCox #TimberWorms #Chisel #Logging #Salvage #TillamookBurn #Crosscut #MiseryWhip #Stihl #OmarkIndustries #BugChain #Timber #Inventors #TimberCruisers #EllisLucia #Engineers #GyppoLoggers #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Sept. 2, 2018 First really portable chainsaw was invented in Oregon 1920s #Logging #Salvage #Electric #Crosscut #MiseryWhip #Stihl #CharlesWolf #Shipyard #Generator #Timber #Fallers #Inventors #Springboards #SubmarineDesign #FirstElectricSawmill #FrankRedman #Rakers #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Aug. 26, 2018 Little-known activist stopped plan for forced sterilizations 1910s #Eugenics #Vaccination #Vax #BetheniaOwensAdair #ForcedSterilizationLaw #LoraLittle #Progressives #HumanRights #InitiativeAndReferendum #Allopathic #SocialHygiene #RaceSuicide #Journalism #Eugenics #LittleSchoolOfHealth #RobertJohnson #MarkLargent #LindaCurrey #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Aug. 19, 2018 Heroism didn't save rumrunner-rescuers from prison terms 1920s #Canadians #Rumrunners #Mayday #SOS #Caoba #Pescawah #Shipwreck #Rescue #SauvieIsland #Whiskey #Astoria #Prohibition #USCG #Riley #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
Aug. 12, 2018 “Temporary insanity” plea didn't work for murderess 1870s #Briggs #UnwrittenLaw #Insanity #Dalmater #Adultery #Schoolhouse #Murder #Prison #SuckerCreek #Seduction #Classroom #SOUTHERN #JOSEPHINEcounty
Aug. 5, 2018 Penn Phillips and the great Christmas Valley land-sales hustle 1960s #FortRock #SilverLake #Hesperia #SaltonSea #Rascals #Hustlers #Showmen #Promoters #HighDesert #RealEstate #ChristmasValleyLake #BaertLake #OUTBACK #LAKEcounty
July 29, 2018 14-year-old girl ended family feud ... with a shotgun 1880s #Manhattan #Astoria #Gillnetters #Clifton #Frishkorn #Gunderson #Udbye #Jilted #Shooting #Mobs #Gunfight #LowerColumbia #BadLove #COLUMBIAriver #CLATSOPcounty
July 22, 2018 “Beeswax Wreck” mystery has been solved 1690s #SanFranciscoXavier #SantoCristoDeBurgos #Galleon #Manila #Tsunami #BeeswaxWreckProject #NehalemSpit #Shipwreck #Treasure #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
July 15, 2018 McMinnville UFO photos still hotly debated today 1950s #FlyingSaucer #Sheridan #McMinnville #Saucerville #Trent #CondonReport #UFOfestival #Xtheories #Folklore #Spaceship #Aviation #Newspapers #TV #PDXmetro #YAMHILLcounty
July 8, 2018 Flying Saucer stories got their start in Pendleton 1940s #UFOs #Xtheories #Spaceships #Aviation #PlaneCrash #Roswell #Arnold #MtRainier #USAF #Trent #UFOfestival #McMinnville #Airships #Newspapers #OUTBACK #UMATILLAcounty
July 1, 2018 Oregonians called BS on Cali papers' UFO stories 1890s #Spaceships #UFOs #Xtheories #Airships #FakeNews #Sacramento #Mars #MassHysteria #Punkd #Aviation #TomSwift #Newspapers #STATEWIDE
June 24, 2018 Oregon was JFK's make-or-break state in the 1960 primary 1960s #Catholics #Democrats #Politics #Capitol #WayneMorse #JackOhman #POTUS #Campaigns #Kennedys #STATEWIDE
June 17, 2018 Abigail Scott Duniway considered herself a novelist 1870s #Suffragists #Progressives #Advocacy #CaptainGraysCompany #Portland #TheNewNorthwest #SerialNovels #SoapOperas #FamousWomen #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #MARIONcounty
June 10, 2018 White Eagle Saloon was once called America’s ‘worst nest of anarchists’ 1900s #Portland #Polish #McMenamins #Haunted #AssassinationPlot #Roosevelt #Lopasky #RussianAgent #Przywara #Anarchists #Bombings #USSS #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
June 3, 2018 Berry Way hanging: Perry Mason meets Paint Your Wagon 1860s #Canyon City #GrantCounty #Vigilante #Outlaw #Murder #LynchMob #PerryMason #PaintYourWagon #Hanging #Execution #Illegal #NORTHEAST #GRANTcounty
May 27, 2018 U. of O. founding father Deady once its No. 1 opponent 1870s #Eugene #LaneCounty #UofO #LuckyBreak #University #College #MatthewDeady #FrederickDunn #KKK #Pharisee #Methodists #Episcopalians #OAC #OSU #WOU #RebeccaForce #MichaelSchill #UnionUniversityAssoc #LewisAndClarkCollege #PacificUniv #WILLAMETTEvalley #LANEcounty
May 20, 2018 Librarian's traitorous crime: Not lending the government money for war 1910s #WW1 #MassHysteria #Mobs #Portland #LibraryBoard #Hunt #Pacifist #WarBonds #Propaganda #Fistfight #Newspapers #RavishedByTheHuns #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
May 13, 2018 A frontier Romeo and Juliet story, only with a murderer and a creepy hypno-twist 1900s #Armstrong #Ensminger #MuddyCreekSchool #Murder #Haines #Christmas #DanceHall #LynchMob #Hanging #BlueBeardFamily #Hypnotists #Paranormal #OUTBACK #BAKERcounty
May 6, 2018 Deadwood Dick's Oregon Adventures; or, Making Up Pulpy Hokum from Far Away 1880s #DimeNovels #DangerDucks #Roseberg #PulpFiction #BeadleBros #GoldBrick #LakeSylvan #LadySylvan #Minstrelsy #ShowBiz #SOUTHERN #DOUGLAScounty
April 29, 2018 “Father of the Year” learned “Unwritten Law” didn’t cover murder of in-laws 1900s #Portland #AlfredLesterBelding #BadLove #Wifebeater #Shooting #UnwrittenLaw #Saloons #Gunfight #BadParent #Rake #Hanging #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
April 22, 2018 Schooner sailed through a hurricane, full of water 1900s #Offshore #LumberSchooner #Fatality #Weather #Shipwreck #Rescue #BadLuck #CoastGuard #SteamSchooner #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
April 15, 2018 Murderers picked the wrong landlady to steal from 1900s #Portland #Murderers #Mugging #DumbCrooks #Hanging #Dalton #Wade #Boardinghouse #Saloon #Reward #Jail #Crime #Shooting #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
April 8, 2018 Deadly shipwreck was luckiest break of injured sailor’s life 1890s #ColumbiaRiverBar #WilliamBegg #Fatal #Shipwreck #Weather #LuckyBreak #Rescue #CRB #AbandonShip #LoveStory #Salvage #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
April 1, 2018 Murderers wandered valley, desperate for an alibi 1890s #McKenzieValley #LaneCounty #DumbCrooks #Bonfire #Crackpot #Hanging #Execution #Rustling #Marriage #Horses #Perjury #CASCADErange #DESCHUTEScounty #LANEcounty
March 25, 2018 Mayor Baker's theatre defined pre-First-World-War Portland culture 1900s, 1910s #Portland #Rascals #NationallyFamous #ShowBiz #Culture #Vaudeville #Stage #Repertory #Saloons #Hollywood #Plays #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
March 18, 2018 Free-love anarchist newspaper shut down for “smut” 1890s #Portland #Firebrand #FreeLove #ComstockLaws #Communists #FreeSpeech #Depression #Populism #Journalism #Marxists #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
March 11, 2018 Slain man turned out to have been a creepy stalker 1880s #Albany #LinnCounty #MattieAllison #CharlesCampbell #WirtSaunders #Shooting #YellowJournalism #LynchMob #NotGuilty #BadLove #Rape #WILLAMETTEvalley #LINNcounty
March 4, 2018 Murderer faked catatonic state for almost two years 1890s #Kerby #CharlesFiester #DomesticAbuse #InsanityPlea #Jealousy #Hanging #Execution #UnwrittenLaw #NancyFiester #JetBlack #SamBlack #JesseRice #SheriffJosephHiatt #DianeGoeresGardner #SOUTHERN #JOSEPHINEcounty
Feb. 25, 2018 Was legendary gold city of Quivira on the Oregon Coast? 1540s #PortOrford #FlorasLake #Cortez #LostCity #Coronado #Gold #Conquistadors #ElTurco #MarcosDeNiza #SirFrancisDrake #WarCrimes #Myths #SevenCitiesOfCibola #CapeBlanco #AntonioDeMendoza #BillWallace #VerneBright #COAST #CURRYcounty
Feb. 18, 2018 Chinese man’s death may have prevented a “tong war” 1880s #Portland #Chinatown #Race #DimeNovels #Pulp #Mob #Chinese #Hanging #CheeGong #TongWar #JudicialLynching #Highbinders #LeeYik #LuenTuTong #FongLongDick #ChingLing #SeidBack #DianeGoeresGardner #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Feb. 11, 2018 Tillamook Guerillas were ready to repel invaders 1940s #NationalGuard #Militia WorldWarII #HomeDefense #TillamookGuerillas #StewartArnold #PleasantValleyGrange #GuerillaRifleClub #ArtSperber #EarlClarine #RalphBlum #KAOH #JackGraves #RoyGraves #CharlesSprague #DougKenckCrispin #AndyLindberg #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
Feb. 4, 2018 Giant DC-8 airliner landed at country airport by mistake 1960s #TroutdaleAirfield #JumboJet #DC8 #UnitedAirLines #Oops #PlaneCrash #LuckyBreak #PDX #Bonehead #Flight861 #RichardGorrell #LesMeyer #SRWhipple #BartlettStephens #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Jan. 28, 2018 Was Joe Drake a murderer, or an innocent patsy? 1880s #JudicialLynching #Framed #Murder #Adultery #Black #MarySwartz #DavidSwartz #Ambush #Hanging #JuryTrial #Hanging #Salem #Race #JosephDrake #WilliamHenry #DianeGoeresGardner #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
Jan. 21, 2018 Davy Crockett in Oregon territory? Only in legend 1840s #Almanacs #TallTales #DeathHug #WolfHunter #AndrewJackson #OregonTerritory #GreatSnake #DimeNovels #PulpFiction #Legends #DavyCrockett #FessParker #CatherineFalzone #VerneBright #FiftyFourFortyOrFight #OlThunderbolt #STATEWIDE
Jan. 14, 2018 Helicopter crash had huge impact on Portland journalism 1940s #OregonJournal #SamJackson #PlaneCrash #Fatal #Democrats #CopterPhoto #NewsroomDragonfly #Cronin #Portland #Journalism #Oregonian #HelicopterCrash #Bell47 #EastOregonian #NewsHelicopter #AmbroseCronin #WilliamKnight #SINewhouse #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Jan. 7, 2018 State government was “decapitated” by 1947 plane crash 1940s #JeffLaLande #Bonanza #MarshallCornett #RobertFarrell #EarlSnell #CliffHogue #Adel #OscarKittredge #Lakeview #Fluhrer #SlicedBread #Medford #ForkTailDoctorKiller #RitchieValens #BuddyHolly #KlamathFalls #DogLake #WilliamFluhrer #SlicedBread #TomMarsh #BillMiller #RichardCollins #SOUTHERN #LAKEcounty
Dec. 31, 2017 Two fatal airliner crashes made 1933 a rough year for Oregon aviators 1930s #LaneCounty #Ford #TriMotor #PlaneCrash #AirMail #Eugene #Boeing247 #UnitedAirlines #GroundLoop #CoffeyClinic #ForestPark #Portland #Fatal #WILLAMETTEvalley #LANEcounty #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Dec. 24, 2017 Lessons from Christmastime plane crash are still saving lives today 1970s #PlaneCrash #Fatal #DC8 #FuelStarvation #Troutdale #Mayday #CRM #UnitedAirlines #Flight173 #SoutheastPortland #PDX #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Dec. 17, 2017 Oregon’s worst-ever plane crash is also its most mysterious 1960s #PlaneCrash #Fatal #DC9 #WestCoastAirlines #Flight956 #NewPlane #Welches #ControlledFlightIntoTerrain #EquipmentFailure #PDXmetro #CLACKAMAScounty
Dec. 10, 2017 Klamath Falls airport had an unusual run of bad luck 1960s, 1970s #PlaneCrash #Fatal #FairchildF27 #WestCoastAirlines #Flight720 #Icing #StukelMountain #ControlledFlightIntoTerrain #ButlerAir #Tanker69 #DC7 #SOUTHERN #KLAMATHcounty
Dec. 3, 2017 Hawaii-bound flight out of PDX ditched in open sea 1950s #PDXmetro #PlaneCrash #Fatal #Boeing377 #Hawaii #PDX #Ditching #OpenSea #LifeRafts #PanAm #Flight845 #PropellerFailure #COAST #CLATSOPcounty #MULTNOMAHcounty
Nov. 26, 2017 Portland-bound airliner was blown out of the sky for insurance fraud 1950s #BadSeed #PlaneCrash #Dynamite #PDX #UnitedAirlines #Flight629 #DC6 #FBI #King #Graham #Orphanage #Forgery #Murder #Fatal #GasChamber #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Nov. 19, 2017 Neighbors’ gunfight left three dead and got a fourth hanged 1890s #BakerCounty #PineValley #Murder #Vigilante #Hanging #Execution #Porter #Mache #Outlaw #Gunfight #OUTBACK #UNIONcounty
Nov. 12, 2017 Car chase at Crater Lake ended with an exploding hand grenade 1980s #CraterLake #Terrorism #Dynamite #Outlaw #Gunfight #Fatal #Explosion #Mystery #Theft #Fatal #Cops #Pursuit #SOUTHERN #KLAMATHcounty
Nov. 5, 2017 Was Lewis O’Neil a murderer, or did he just take the rap for one? 1880s #Ashland #Adultery #Murder #Shotgun #LewisONeil #AmandaMcDaniel #Hanging #Talent #Jacksonville #Letters #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
Oct. 29, 2017 Parks department’s aggressiveness cost Yachats its beach access for 10 years 1970s #Yachats #LaneCounty #ShortSands #ParksDepartment #804trail #Irony #UnintendedConsequence #BeachAccess #OffbeatOregonOriginStory #BadIdea #COAST #LANEcounty
Oct. 22, 2017 Brutal 1886 Lafayette ax murder couldn’t have been much more sordid 1880s #RichardMarple #Hanging #Adultery #Execution #Masons #DavidCorker #ThomasHarris #AnnaMarple #JuliaMarple #Gypsy #WilliamHenryHess #Corvallis #Lafayette #PDXmetro #YAMHILLcounty
Oct. 15, 2017 Little-known Lakeside resort was packed with Hollywood stars 1930s #CurriersVillage #PatentMedicine #BingCrosby #ClarkGable #LilyPons #BobHope #SidneyGreenstreet #RoyRogers #RoyCurrier #CurriersTablets #BismuthSubnitrate #Syphilis #TenmileLake #Gambling #Syphilis #Antacid #Advertising #Casino #LakeshoreLodge #ShowBiz #PeterBellant #GarlandFerguson #AngelaEwing #COAST #COOScounty
Oct. 8, 2017 James Cook was Oregon’s “International Murderer of Mystery” 1870s #TheDalles #BadGuys #Tharp #GeorgeCraig #BaldwinsSaloon #PolhemusCraig #JamesCook #JamesBCrossen #Laveris #DrRoach #TigerHunting #Shanghaiing #DianeGoeresGardner #Murderer #Revenge #Hanging #Execution #Mystery #Bullshitter #COLUMBIAgorge #WASCOcounty
Oct. 1, 2017 To get back to sea, beached ship had to “sail” through the woods 1890s, 1900s #Lightship50 #USCG #Salvage #Shipwreck #ColumbiaRiverBar #ClatsopSpit #BakerBay #ColumbiaRiverBar #LeanderLebeck #RobertMacintosh #WolffAndZwicker #AllenAndRoberts #HouseMovers #WLV604 #TedStokes #JamesGibbJr #MaritimeMuseum #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
Sept. 24, 2017 Murderer learned “Unwritten Law” doesn’t cover killing one's brother-in-law 1880s #Murder #JealousRage #JohnMurray #Bigamy #ForestersBall #AlfredYenke #Portland #Masons #Shotgun #AmsterdamJack #Hanging #UnwrittenLaw #DianeGoeresGardner #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
Sept. 17, 2017 Memories of Pixieland: High-water mark of Oregon’s postwar-timber-era culture 1960s, 1970s #MidCentury #Commercialism #FranzBread #TimberCulture #LittleToot #AmusementParks #RoadsideAttractions #WeirdTourist #Otis #TomMcCall #JerryParks #LuParks #PixieKitchen #SalmonRiverEstuary #InaraVerzemnieks #MarkMoore #SteveAmen #OregonFieldGuide #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
Sept. 10, 2017 Grande Ronde Valley: Oregon Trail’s Eden, used-oxen dealership 1840s, 1850s #Wallowas #BlueMountains #LaGrande #Oasis #Emigrants #Indians #NativeAmericans #Tribes #GrandRondeValley #CoveredWagons #LaGrande #SnakeRiver #OxenTeams #NezPerce #BillGulick #OUTBACK #NORTHEAST #UNIONcounty
Sept. 3, 2017 Ghost may never have existed, but she saved Yaquina Bay Light nonetheless 1870s, 1890s, 1940s #Newport #MurielTrevenard #LischenMiller #JoaquinMiller #PacificMonthly #SunsetMag #Shipwreck #Bloodstains #Haunted #Lighthouse #EvanMcClure #Demolition #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
Aug. 27, 2017 Frontier Oregon murder case was darker, more complicated than it appeared 1860s #SidneySmith #BarbaraSmith #ThomasSmith #GoldRush #SexAbuse #Molestation #Adultery #Shooting #Stabbing #Hanging #Execution #BuriedTreasure #WILLAMETTEvalley #LINNcounty
Aug. 20, 2017 “Daredevil Al” Faussett was the Evel Knievel of the 1920s 1920s #SilverFalls #SouthFalls #CeliloFalls #Boats #LouiseLindgren #Stunts #CeliloFalls #WillametteFalls #DaredevilAl #CapElwell #SunsetFalls #Skykomish #SnowqualmieFalls #DanielGeisler #JuneDrake #KeithMcCullagh #BryanGordon #JeffBrekas #ShoshoneFalls #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
Aug. 13, 2017 How Bob Straub stopped Highway Department's plan to run Highway 101 on the beach 1960s #PacificCity #NestuccaSpit #BobStraub #GlennJackson #TomMcCall #BobStraub #Vogons #CantStopProgress #Highway101 #Neskowin #Sandlake #Netarts #CapeKiwanda #CapeLookout #StewartUdall #BLM #MattLove #BrentWalth #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
Aug. 6, 2017 When the governor’s secretary imposed martial law on three saloons 1910s #OswaldWest #Copperfield #Progressives #FernHobbs #EdRand #Prostitution #Saloons #Gambling #Prohibition #IdahoPower #NationalGuard #Wiegand #Lawsuit #GaryDiehlman #OUTBACK #BAKERcounty
July 30, 2017 Various schemers’ plans to exploit Multnomah Falls came to naught 1890s, 1900s, 1910s #ColumbiaRiverGorge #Corbett #WilliamGriswold #MiningLaw #Sawmill #ConArtist #GeorgeWetherby #MultnomahFallsLodge #ColumbiaRiverGorge #JennieGriswold #JosephRose #SimonBenson #EminentDomain #SamuelLancaster #LarchMountainTrail #COLUMBIAgorge #MULTNOMAHcounty
July 23, 2017 Colleague's taste for dead-lizard-infused booze ruined early naturalist’s specimens 1830s #ColumbiaCounty #BlueRuin #Temperance #NathanielWyeth #JohnTownsend #SauvieIsland #FortWilliam #ThomasNuttall #GiantNewt #Murder #Trial #Alcoholics #HudsonsBayCo #ThomasHubbard #AstorianParty #LewisAndClark #COLUMBIAgorge #MULTNOMAHcounty #COLUMBIAcounty
July 16, 2017 How Marie Dorion earned her story as “Oregon’s Revenant” (Part 3 of 3) 1810s #UmatillaCounty #UnionCounty #BakerCounty #Beaver #FurTrappers #LewisAndClark #PierreDorion #AstorianParty #OregonTrail #Tonquin #Voyageurs #Shoshone #Bannock #Indians #Arson #GregShine #JohnReed #GillesLeClerc #WayneJewett #COLUMBIAgorge #OUTBACK #WASCOcounty
July 9, 2017 Astorian Party’s decision to follow the river was nearly fatal (Part 2 of 3) 1810s #MarieAioeDorion #WallowaCounty #JonathanThorn #FurTrappers #LewisAndClark #PierreDorion #AstorianParty #JohnJacobAstor #Tonquin #Voyageurs #Pregnant #Shoshone #Bannock #Indians #Astoria #FortClatsop #SnakeRiver #HellsCanyon #OUTBACK #BAKERcounty #MALHEURcounty
July 2, 2017 Little-known Native Marie Dorion was a wilderness-survival ninja (Part 1 of 3) 1810s #Revenant #LewisAndClark #PierreDorion #AstorianParty #OregonTrail #Tonquin #Voyageurs #Sacagawea #Blackfeet #Indians #FurTrappers #JosephRose #HughGlass #TheRevenant #WilsonPriceHunt #BillGulick #LewisAndClark #PeterStark #COLUMBIAgorge #BAKERcounty #WASCOcounty
June 25, 2017 Wild West bearcat Mona Bell: Annie Oakley with an edge 1910s, 1920s, 1930s #BonnevilleDam #FDR #SamHill #Stonehenge #Maryhill #GorgeHighway #BuffaloBill #GreatNorthernRailroad #EminentDomain #ShowBiz #Journalists #EdithMonaBellHill #JamesJHill #DavidAdams #JohnHarrison #PeaceArch #Vaudeville #SamuelLancaster #EdgarHill #JohnTuhe #COLUMBIAgorge #WASCOcounty #HOODRIVERcounty
June 18, 2017 How a Corvallis man found out that cows make lousy boat engines 1850s #Canemah #Riverboat #Sternwheeler #Oxen #HayBurner #GeniusOfCorvallis #GeniusOfGeorgia #CowPowered #Steamboat #HowardCorning #OregonTrail #Wheatland #McGooginsSlough #JehuSwitzler #Ferryboat #KevinCrisman #WILLAMETTEvalley #BENTONcounty
June 11, 2017 How Cape Foulweather Lighthouse got built on the wrong headland 1860s #YaquinaHead #Lighthouse #OtterCrest #CobbleBeach #Newport #QuarryCove #JohnZenor #1872MiningLaw #BLM #MarkHatfield #WheelchairAccessibleTidepools #Beach #Fresnel #JamesGibbs #BobWeinert #USCG #MarkHatfield #BLM #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
June 4, 2017 Oregon Governor Geer is state’s “patron saint of bike commuters” 1890s #TTGear #WaldoHills #SafetyBicycle #FredMerrill #Champoeg #ProvisionalGovernment #OregonTerritory #OHS #GeorgeHimes #FrancoisMatthieu #Lawnmower #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
May 28, 2017. Oregon was scene of Soapy Smith’s first documented soap swindle 1880s #JeffersonSmith #Fakir #Bunco #Swindlers #Crooks #ConArtists #Gamblers #Skagway #Alcoholics #SoapGang #JuneauWharf #ThreeCardMonte #Gunfight #SoapySmith #ShowBiz #PortlandDailyStandard #FrankReid #JeffSmith #WilliamRossCollier #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
May 21, 2017 One cold snap taught a town to ice-skate; another sank a steamship 1940s #LaneCounty #PortlandHarbor #Steamer #Crack #ExtremeWeather #WW2 #Shipwreck #IceSkating #CottageGroveLake #ColdSnap #ALWoodard #Schenechtady #KaiserShipyard #CharlesMurray #WILLAMETTEvalley #MULTNOMAHcounty #CLACKAMAScounty #LANEcounty
May 14, 2017 Mount Hood: So mild-mannered, you forget it’s still an active volcano 1850s, 1860s #ClackamasCounty #WyEast #AlpineClub #MazamaClub #Eruptions #Timberline #Skiing #Pyroclastic #Fatal #Fumarole #RingOfFire #WFCourtney #BillGulick #SnowBunny #JonBell #CASCADErange #HOODRIVERcounty #CLACKAMAScounty
May 7, 2017 Aircraft Warning Service saw few enemies, but saved many friends 1940s #AWS #WW2 #Beach #ToyAirplanes #War #Submarines #ImperialJapan #I25 #TillamookGuerillas #SandPounders #Brookings #PlaneCrash #Rescue #Ditching #PearlHarbor #AircraftWarningService #BillMcCash #COAST
April 30, 2017 Cottage Grove’s revenge for failure of “Nesmith County” plan was savage 1910s #Eugene #LaneCounty #CottageGrove #Secession #BallotMeasure #UofO #Underdog #NesmithCounty #DouglasCounty #SignatureGathering #EugeneCityGuard #EdwardMcAllister #ViceScandal #PeterBoag #WILLAMETTEvalley #LANEcounty
April 23, 2017 “Bonus Army” populist uprising started in Portland, ended Hoover's hopes 1930s #WalterWaters #HerbertHoover #WW1 #Burns #GreatDepression #March #Unemployed #Veterans #Congress #WashingtonDC #BEF #WhiteHouse #Freikorps #DouglasMacArthur #Fatal #Fire #BonusExpeditionaryForce #JeffLaLande #JonathanAlter #WyattKingseed #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
April 16, 2017 When old Portland flooded, people just raised the sidewalks 1890s, 1860s #1894flood #Portland #EricksonsSaloon #Chinatown #Dams #BoatRace #1861flood #Champoeg #RiverboatRescue #CaptainPease #Canemah #WillametteValley #Orleans #Floods #MeierAndFrank #GeorgeMiller #WilliamWillingham #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
April 9, 2017 Lighthouse was built 18 days too late to save sailing ship’s crew 1880s #Lupatia #TillamookRock #Lighthouse #TerribleTilly #Fatal #Shipwreck #Barque #Sinking #TillamookHead #USCG #Columbarium #Cremains #Helicopter #CaptainWheeler #FresnelLens #USLighthouseService #JamesGibbsJr #ElledaWilson #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
April 2, 2017 Ashland’s Shakespeare Festival kayoed boxing event in Round One 1930s #AngusBowmer #SOU #GlobeTheatre #Chautauqua #Prizefighters #Actors #ShowBiz #Elizabethan #BearBaiting #OSFA #NormalSchool #Drama #TheaterKids #OSFA #SouthernOregonNormalSchool #KathleenLeary #OregonShakespeareFestival #SOUTHERN #JOSEPHINEcounty
March 26, 2017 Even as a boy, Erector Set inventor seemed larger than life 1890s, 1900s #ACGilbert #HelloBoys #Atomic #ChemistrySet #MagicShow #Salem #WorldRecord #Athlete #Magician #FireDepartment #Arson #PacificUniversity #ForestGrove #ShowBiz #ErectorSet #YouthsCompanion #TomSawyer #MalcolmGladwell #HermannTheGreat #MaryThompson #MystoManufacturing #Yale #MarshallMcClintock #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
March 19, 2017 “The Bucket of Blood” saloon: A souvenir of the age of shanghaiing 1900s, 1910s #WhiteEagle #Saloon #Prohibition #McMenamins #GhostStories #TonyFerrone #CuervoGold #Albina #Poland #RobertCray #HolyModalRounders #Anarchists #Haunted #SusanSmitten #OpiumDen #Brothel #PaulDeLay #BarneyBlalock #RichardDillon #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
March 12, 2017 Did Sir Francis Drake actually visit Oregon in 1579? 1570s #BobWard #GoldenHind #EClampusVitus #WhaleCove #DepoeBay #NovaAlbion #NorthwestPassage #NehalemBay #DrakeNavigatorsGuild #PracticalJokes #Pirates #SirFrancisDrake #HerbertBolton #DrakesBay #ColinFogarty #MelissaDarby #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
March 5, 2017 Pirate, jailbird, swindler, tycoon: “Colonel” T.E. Hogg and his railroad 1880s #HoggRock #Pirates #Confederates #ColonelTEdgentonHogg #O&C #RailroadToNowhere #OregonPacific #YaquinaBay #Newport #SantiamPass #Steamship #LandGrant #Portland #Shipwreck #Alcatraz #CurtisIrish #RichSandler #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
Feb. 26, 2017 How A.C. Gilbert, the “anti-Grinch” from Oregon, saved Christmas 1900s, 1910s #ACGilbert #HelloBoys #Atomic #ChemistrySet #MagicShow #Salem #JosephusDaniels #FranklinLane #WilliamRedfield #Mysto #NewtonBaker #WoodrowWilson #WW1 #CancelChristmas #WarBonds #ErectorSet #ForestGrove #CPI #CreelCommission #GilbertHouse #ChildrensMuseum #MarshallMcClintock #PamelaVorachek #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
Feb. 19, 2017 Former Oregonian saved whole nations from starving to death (Part 2 of 2) 1910s, 1920s #YamhillCounty #HerbertHoover #Quakers #SocietyOfFriends #Newberg #Salem #London #WW1 #Germany #WoodrowWilson #Humanitarian #Mining #Engineer #Steamships #CRB #Belgium #BelgianRelief #SovietRussia #AmericanReliefAdministration #POTUS #BostonFlouringMills #Shedd #StanfordUniversity #GeorgeNash #LeeNash #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty #YAMHILLcounty
Feb. 12, 2017 Tiny, lonely Newberg orphan grew up to be President (Part 1 of 2) 1880s, 1890s #MarionCounty #HerbertHoover #Quakers #SocietyOfFriends #Newberg #Salem #JohnMinthorn #OregonLandCo #GeorgeFox #Stanford #Mining #Engineer #BoxerRebellion #CRB #Belgium #WestBranch #PoorLittleBertie #KyleJanssen #GeorgeNash #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty #YAMHILLcounty
Feb. 5, 2017 California Gold Rush was sparked by a failed Oregon farmer 1840s #JamesMarshall #GoldMining #Prospectors #SuttersFort #California #Willamette #OregonTrail #Mexico #49ers #BearFlag #WaterPower #Sawmill #Tailrace #Nuggets #CaliforniaGoldRush #JohnSuttersMill #RalphFriedman #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
Jan. 29, 2017 Story of sinister “Polybius” videogame almost certainly a myth 1980s #Folklore #Legend #Sinnesloeschen #MenInBlack #VideoArcade #MindControl #Necronomicon #UrbanLegend #TheSimpsons #Portland #FBI #CIA #KGB #XFiles #Snopes #JoeStreckert #BrianDunning #Skeptoid #PDXmetro #WASHINGTONcounty
Jan. 22, 2017 Quest for “Blue Bucket Mine” led “suckers” to actual riches 1860s #LostGold #Treasure #OregonTrail #MeekCutoff #Auburn #BlueMountains #YellowPebbles #FishingTackle #ChinaCreek #GoldRush #JLAdams #Folklore #Prospectors #BlueBucket #GoldMine #StephenMeek #RalphFriedman #KeithClark #OUTBACK #BAKERcounty
Jan. 15, 2017 Oregon’s biggest mud puddles are once-and-future inland seas 1850s #GooseLake #LakeChewacan #AlkaliLake #OregonTrail #ApplegateTrail #FortRock #Waterfowl #DeadSea #Lakeview #SilverLake #ChristmasValley #SummerLake #Charbonneau #BillGulick #BillOrr #ElizabethOrr #OUTBACK #LAKEcounty
Jan. 8, 2017 Bungled train robbery-murder solved with “CSI: Southern Oregon” (Part 2 of 2) 1920s #DeAutremontBros #Forensics #Tunnel13 #Manhunt #Heinrich #Dynamite #UO #WantedPosters #Eugene #Lobotomy #ProfessorOHeinrich #Berkeley #EdgardEspinoza #PepperTrail #MackinawCoat #Walnuts #SouthernPacific #LawrenceJoers #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
Jan. 1, 2017 Last “great” train robbery was a brutal, incompetent fiasco (Part 1 of 2) 1920s #DeAutremontBros #TrainRobbers #Tunnel13 #Manhunt #SiskiyouPass #Dynamite #IWW #GoldSpecial #Albany #Timber #DumbCrooks #MostWanted #BankRobbery #SydneyBates #ElvynDaugherty #CoyleJohnson #MarvinSeng #PepperTrail #LawrenceJoers #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
2016.12.25 “Oregon System” showed nation how to reform a corrupt system 1890s, 1900s #WilliamURen #JonathanBourne #VoterFraud #HoldUpSession #JohnHippleMitchell #PopulistParty #Walkout #InitiativeReferendum SophroniaLewelling #Progressives #OregonSystem #Corruption #DirectDemocracy #PaulCulbertons #SouthernPacific #Railroad #EldridgeBlock #GeorgeChamberlain #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
2016.12.18 How Oregon helped Henry Kaiser save England and Canada 1940s #WW2 #LibertyShips #Submarines #Blockade #UnitedKingdom #Welding #RosieRiveter #KaiserJeeps #Portland #Vancouver #Vanport #Shipyards #EscortCarriers #NaziGermany #ImperialJapan #MerchantMarine #StarOfOregon #ColumbiaRiver #JeremiahOBrien #JaneAdams #RichardHenryDana #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2016.12.11 The rise and fall of the Oregon Electric Railway 1900s, 1910s, 1920s #WillametteValley #Railroad #PirtleTransferStation #Albany #Graffiti #SouthernPacific #Interurban #LightRail #Trolleys #CiddicisPizza #OregonElectricStation #FordModelT #Architecture #Amtrak #Ruins #WILLAMETTEvalley
2016.12.04 * 'Beeswax Shipwreck' is from 3 centuries ago *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 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 #WILLAMETTEvalley #LINNcounty
2016.11.20 Once Oregon's soggiest town, Valsetz is now just a memory 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1980s #CompanyStore #Wendling #LoggingCamp #WetterThanForks #PlywoodMill #CobbsAndMitchell #ValleyAndSiletz #Railroad #GhostTown #Timber #BoiseCascade #SpottedOwl #Logging #Sawmills #LindaCarlson #WILLAMETTEvalley #POLKcounty
2016.11.13 “Atlantic City of the West” was swallowed up by the sea 1910s,1920s, 1930s #BayoceanSpit #Steamship #Jetty #NowGone #Beach #Marine #Promoters #BellSystem #ThomasPotter #Resort #Natatorium #MotorYacht #BeachErosion #BuildingsCollapse #OysterBeds #FrancisMitchell #IdaMitchell #BertWebber #UlrichHardt #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
2016.11.06 Gold Rush-era Jacksonville: Where the bank “robbed” you, highway style 1850s #GoldRush #GoldMining #RichGulch #TableRock #Chinatown #Railroad #Lottery #BrittFestival #Stagecoach #Prospectors #HighPrices #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
2016.10.30 “Father of Oregon Geology” once left graffiti deep in the Oregon Caves 1880s #Eugene #LaneCounty #ThomasCondon #Fossils #Geology #OregonCaves #BoneWars #Geography #Professor #SOUTHERN #JOSEPHINEcounty
2016.10.23 Bootlegger's liquor buy ended up soaking borrowed car with blood 1920s #MultnomahCounty #LinnCounty #Portland #Albany #LinnCounty #Murder #Revenge #Prohibition #BadTiming #Robbery #RoadTrip #Mystery #Moonshine #RussellHecker #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #CLACKAMAScounty #LINNcounty
2016.10.16 How Andy Warhol “punk'd” two Oregon colleges, and how he was caught 1960s #LaneCounty #UO #LinfieldCollege #TheFactory #PaulMorrissey #Journalists #BillWinter #AllenMidgette #Utah #Phillistines #DonBishoff #BloodTestsAndFingerprints #ConArtists #Bullshitters #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #YAMHILLcounty
2016.10.09 Gold Rush stagecoach driver One-Eyed Charley had an astonishing secret 1850s, 1860s, 1870s #OneEyedCharlie #Stagecoach #Parkhurst #Siskiyou #WellsFargo #Robbery #Fatal #Sugarfoot #GoldRush #Orphans #NewHampshire #Charlotte #Disguised #FirstWoman #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
2016.10.02 Oregon has been home to someone since well before 12,000 B.C. 1930s, 2000s #Coprolites #FortRock #Clovis #DNA #Sandals #DennisJenkins #UO #MargaretMead #LakeChewacan #SummerLake #AbertLake #ReubLong #LutherCressman #BoardmanStatePark #RobertaHall #LorenDavis #OSU #OUTBACK #LAKEcounty
2016.09.25 Family feud ended with double murder by masked assassins 1880s #Linkville #KlamathFalls #Murder #LynchMob #Vigilante #Outlaw #Unsolved #ColdCase #Revenge #Graveyard #Fatal #SOUTHERN #KLAMATHcounty
2016.09.18 Former Albany newsman saved Crater Lake for a national park 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #WilliamGladstoneSteel #MazamaClub #Fishing #AlbanyDemocratHerald #OregonAlpineClub #NationalParks #Indians #SacredPlaces #Progressives #TheodoreRoosevelt #SOUTHERN #KLAMATHcounty
2016.09.11 Fish wheel pilings a reminder of when Columbia swarmed with salmon 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s #ColumbiaRiver #Pilings #SalmonFishing #Cannery #GrandCouleeDam #Gillnetters #CascadeRapids #FisheryCollapse #Referendum #Sportfishing #OkanaganRiver #DeadliestCatch #COLUMBIAgorge
2016.09.04 Did Oregon’s political supervillain save the world from Nazi nukes? 1930s #Bonneville #ColumbiaGorge #HistoryChanged #War #WhatIf #CharlesMartin #FDR #WW2 #BPA #Aluminum #Politicians #COLUMBIAgorge #MULTNOMAHcounty
2016.08.28 “Graveyard of the Pacific” was not easily tamed 1850s #Oriole #Shipwreck #ColumbiaRiverBar #WindShadow #BarPilots #CapeDisappointment #Lighthouse #PointAdams #Lightship #Astoria #SouthJetty #ArmyCorpsOfEngineers #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2016.08.21 Japan’s balloon bombs could have done a lot more damage 1940s #WW2 #Bly #Salmonberry #TillamookBurn #DoolittleRaids #FireBalloons #JetStream #Intercontinental #MulberryPaper #StrangeExplosions #Aviation #ImperialJapan #ForestFires #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
2016.08.14 Highway engineer could have had Florence singing “It’s Raining Meat” 1970s #Florence #LaneCounty #CunningPlan #Fail #Dynamite #Explosion #Journalism #WorldFamous #Irony #UnintendedConsequences #BadIdea #COAST #LANEcounty
2016.08.07 “Christmas Ship” could have used some navigation help from Santa and Rudolph 1940s #Warrenton #Shipwreck #Beach #WW2 #Irony #Marine #Fail #BadTiming #MaunaAla #Steamship #ColumbiaRiver #Lightship #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2016.07.31 Truck bombing doomed the cause of newspapers’ striking unions 1960s #Portland #Explosion #Dynamite #LaborStrife #Newspaper #BadIdea #Journalism #SiNewhouse #MariaJackson #Theft #ConArtists #StereotypersStrike #Dynamite #TruckBombing #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #CLACKAMAScounty
2016.07.24 One man’s cheating heart likely cost Portland its local newspaper 1960s #Portland #Shotgun #Shooting #Political #Journalism #BadTiming #LaborStrife #Conspiracy #Oregonian #OregonJournal #BadLove #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2016.07.17 Supreme Court once declared slavery legal for sailors 1890s #Astoria #SailingShip #Arago #AragoFour #Irony #Marine #Constitution #Shanghaiing #Injustice #InvoluntaryServitude #Sailors #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2016.07.10 Who had the motive to frame an innocent man? Everyone did (Part 3 of 3) 1940s #MarthaBrinsonJames #SouthernPacific #PvtHaroldWilson #USMC #WarHero #WarDepartment #LawEnforcementIncompetence #RobertELeeFolkes #Black #JudicialLynching #Race #ZootSuit #HarlemRenaissance #UnionActivist #WILLAMETTEvalley #LINNcounty
2016.07.03 In trial, prime suspect became star witness against obviously innocent man (Part 2 of 3) 1940s #MarthaBrinsonJames #PullmanCoach #Albany #ColdStove #SouthernPacific #PvtHaroldWilson #USMC #BirthOfANation #LockedRoomMystery #Scapegoat #RobertELeeFolkes #Black #JudicialLynching #Race #Trial #TaintedEvidence #WILLAMETTEvalley #LANEcounty
2016.06.26 Brutal wartime railroad murder ended in a cynical “railroad job” (Part 1 of 3) 1940s #MarthaBrinsonJames #PullmanCoach #Albany #USNavy #SouthernPacific #PvtHaroldWilson #USMC #TrailOfBlood #Screwdriver #RobertELeeFolkes #Black #JudicialLynching #Race #Trial #Confession #Guilty #GasChamber #WILLAMETTEvalley #LINNcounty
2016.06.19 The ship that suddenly broke in half while moored at the dock: The S.S. Schenectady 1940s #WW2 #Portland #TankerShip #HenryKaiser #OregonShipbuildingCo #Vanport #CrackedInHalf #ThermalStress #NotSabotage #FBI #Refloated #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2016.06.12 For captain and crew, catastrophic shipwreck was luckiest break of their lives 1940s #ColumbiaRiverBar #VictoryShips #LibertyShips #Vanport #Shipyards #DrexelVictory #NaziSubmarines #Convoys #Allies #WW2 #CrackedInHalf #OregonShipbuilding #HenryKaiser #USCG #Rescue #Shipwreck #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2016.06.05 “Heaven's Gate” UFO cult lured away 20 Oregonians, caused statewide panic 1970s #Waldport #Cults #UFOs #Charismatic #XTheories #Fatal #StarTrek #Comet #Spaceship #Mystery #Hubris #Fail #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
2016.05.29 Albany’s “Queen of Fakirs” belongs in swindlers’ hall of fame 1880s, 1890s #Albany #LinnCounty #MaudMyrtleJohnson #ConArtists #Vaudeville #Mystery #ChildAbuse #Railroad #Underdog #Insurance #Fake #Injury #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
2016.05.22 Southern Oregon populist leader had plans for a guerilla uprising (Part 3 of 3) 1930s #Medford #LlewellynBanks #CopKiller #Election #Theft #VoterFraud #MAGA #Revolt #Autocrat #Fail #Prison #Convict #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
2016.05.15 The Jackson County Rebellion: Llewellyn Banks comes to power (Part 2 of 3) 1930s #Medford #LlewellynBanks #Burglary #Journalism #Pulitzer #MedfordMailTribune #CultureClash #GreatDepression #Gunfight #Murder #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
2016.05.08 “Jackson County Rebellion” grew out of newspapers’ fight (Part 1 of 3) 1920s, 1930s #Medford #LlewellynBanks #Vigilantes #Populism #Mob #Corruption #Sedition #BadCops #GoodCops #Charismatic #Politicians #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
2016.05.01 Edward F. Lee was Oregon’s first fake-viagra scammer 1910s #MultnomahCounty #Swindlers #PPrestoCo #Orangeade #MailFraud #Moonshiners #ErectileDysfunction #Impotence #FakeBirthControl #ConArtists #Albany #WILLAMETTEvalley #LINNcounty #MULTNOMAHcounty
2016.04.24 Frontier Oregon swindlers: The traveling medicine shows 1870s, 1880s, 1890s #ConArtists #SnakeOilTonic #ShowBiz #Promoters #Streetcorner #PatentRemedy #DrLarsell #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2016.04.17 Oregon Trail Medicine; or, How Not to Die of Dysentery 1840s, 1850s #Galen #Humors #FolkRemedies #Thompsonians #Homeopathy #Herbalism #DrDains #HistoryOfMedicine #Jacksonian #STATEWIDE
2016.04.10 Oregon women served as nation's first female governor, cop, and voter (Part 2 of 2) 1900s #Salem #CaralynShelton #CarolynShelton #CarrieShelton #LolaBaldwin #CharleyParkhurst #GeorgeChamberlain #StagecoachRobbers #OneEyedCharley #PortlandPolice #DogPound #TravelersAidSociety #LewisAndClarkCentennial #Exposition #HumanTrafficking #WomensAuxiliary #STATEWIDE
2016.04.03 Abigail Scott Duniway isn't the only great woman in Oregon's history (Part 1 of 2) 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #Progressivism #DanielLeonard #AbigailScottDuniway #DimeNovels #HenryVictor #HubertHoweBancroft #FrancesFullerVictor #FirstWoman #MaryLeonard #BetheniaOwensAdair #EclecticMedicine #Eugenics #ForcedSterilization #JohnKitzhaber#OHS #GreatWomen #STATEWIDE
2016.03.27 Vaudeville Susie's Riot; or, How Seriously Frontier Oregon Took its Entertainment 1860s #Corvallis #BentonCounty #WallaWalla #CivilWar #Shootout #CivilWar #Confederates #CultureClash #VaudevilleSusieRobinson #GeorgeWaggoner #IdahoGoldRush #GriffinCreek #CherokeeBob #ErikBromberg #PTSD #OregonsHelenOfTroy #WILLAMETTEvalley #BENTONcounty #UMATILLAcounty
2016.03.20 A Longshoreman's Funeral (Circuit Preacher Chronicles, Part 3 of 3) 1880s #CircuitRiders #Frontier #OregonTrail #LemuelWells #Pastors #Longshoremen #Episcopalians #Tacoma #DockWorkers #Union #Fight #GravesideService #Stampede #Liquor #Roadhouse #WASHINGTONterritory
2016.03.13 Shanghaiing up a flock for the Lord (Circuit Preacher Chronicles, Part 2 of 3) 1850s, 1860s, 1870s #CircuitRiders #Frontier #OregonTrail #LemuelWells #Pastors #Hustlers #EthelbertTalbert #DrunksInChurch #PublicanParty #FatherWilbur #Methodist #TentRevival #GoldRush #LiquorPeddlers #Assault #BrokenBottles #STATEWIDE
2016.03.06 The Reverend Wells’ Wild Ride (Circuit Preacher Chronicles, Part 1 of 3) 1870s, 1880s, 1890s #CircuitRiders #Frontier #OregonTrail #LemuelWells #Pastors #Murphy #Weston #TiedToBedpost #Haystack #Bathtub #Ice #TumbleDownStairs #CircuitPreachers #Idaho #OUTBACK #UMATILLAcounty #IDAHOterritory
2016.02.28 Oregon lad became a founding father of Russian communism 1910s #JohnSReed #KremlinWall #Bolsheviks #FrancisHeney #LandFraudTrials #Muckrakers #Journalists #Progressives #Socialists #NewJournalism #PanchoVilla #LouiseBryant #Lenin #Trotsky #Revolutionary #Portland #Communist #JohnReed #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2016.02.21 Would inventor's all-metal, steam-powered airship have worked? (Part 2 of 2) 1920s #ThomasSlade #ThomasBSlate #Airships #Hindenberg #AllMetal #SteamPowered #CityOfGlendale #Overpressurized #Unfixable #Disaster #DryIce #SlateAircraftCo #HydrogenVsHelium #Stormproof #WILLAMETTEvalley #LINNcounty
2016.02.14 Benton County lad became the “Nicola Tesla of Oregon” (Part 1 of 2) 1910s, 1920s #ThomasSlate #Airships #Hindenberg #AllMetal #SteamPowered #CityOfGlendale #Tangent #Alsea #Housecar #Motorhome #DryIce #SlateAircraftCo #HydrogenVsHelium #Stormproof #WILLAMETTEvalley #BENTONcounty
2016.02.07 Doomed schooner's crew was locked in race against fiery death 1900s #ColumbiaRiverBar #Shipwreck #Fire #Tatoosh #Challenger #UnslakedLime #WillapaBay #TugboatAstoria #Salvage #Scuttled #Smoke #CaptainNelson #ChrisOlseen #Harriman #ColumbiaRiverLightship #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2016.01.31 Captain's refusal to leave shipwreck angered his rescuers 1920s #ColumbiaRiverBar #USCG #RescueRefused #SSLaurel #LouisJohnson #Shipwreck #PeacockSpit #MotorLifeboats #Fatal #CutterRedWing #Beaching #GuardingTheCargo #ColumbiaRiverBar #RussellSmith #PointAdams #JamesGibbsJr #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2016.01.24 For Milwaukie gas station owner, buying a surplus B-17 bomber was a wild adventure 1940s #ArtLacey #B17 #B-17 #FlyingFortress #DressmakersDummyIsMyCopilot #WW2 #Surplus #TheBomberGasStation #Milwaukie#PunkyScott #Bet #StuckLandingGear #Whiskey #FightCityHall #MidnightRun #B17Alliance #SalemAirport #PDXmetro #CLACKAMAScounty
2016.01.17 Bizarre scientific “bone wars” touched Oregon, but barely 1870s #GrantCounty #ThomasCondon #OthnielMarsh #EdwardDrinkerCope #Fossils #Dinosaurs #Paleontology #Feud #JohnDayFossilBeds #Archaeology #Dig #Exploration #BoneWars #OUTBACK #WHEELERcounty #GRANTcounty
2016.01.10 Portland's “Jitney Wars” pitted entrepreneurs against monopoly 1910s #Taxi #Portland #RailroadMonopoly #RideSharing #Streetcars #LaborUnion #WillDaly #EntrepreneursVsMonopoly #UnfairCompetition #Uber #Lyft #JitneyWars #WillDaly #PortlandRailwayLight&Power #PGE #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2016.01.03 Governor Charles Martin's goons were dirty fighters, but incompetent (Part 3 of 3) 1930s #Salem #USArmy #General #Fascism #HistoryChanged #War #Racism #Black #FreeSpeech #LaborStrife #Progressivism #BadCops #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
2015.12.27 Gov. Martin tried to run Oregon like an Army base 1930s #Salem #USArmy #General #Fascism #HistoryChanged #War #Racism #Black #FreeSpeech #LaborStrife #Progressivism #BadCops #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
2015.12.20 Oregon’s own would-be fascist dictator: Charles Martin 1890s, 1900s, 1910s #Salem #USArmy #General #Fascism #HistoryChanged #War #Racism #Black #FreeSpeech #LaborStrife #Progressivism #BadCops #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2015.12.13 Collection of “history hoarder” now a priceless treasure 1870s, 1880s, 1890s #GeorgeHimes #FrancesFullerVictor #OregonHistoricalSociety #Historian #OregonTrail #Portland #MorningOregonian #AnnaRiggs #GeoffreyWexler #OregonPioneerAssociation #Temperance #JoaquinMiller #HarveyScott #FredericYoung #KimbarkMacColl #Artifacts #AmandaLaugesen #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2015.12.06 Incompetence and a labor strike led to deadly shipwreck 1920s #InternationalSeamensUnion #Strike #WW1 #Steamship #Alaska #PortlandSteamshipCo #EdgarHorner #CapeMendocino #Shipwreck #BoilerExplosion #CaptainHarryHobey #EDDupree #Fatal #COAST #OFFSHORE #MULTNOMAHcounty
2015.11.29 Charity Lamb, Oregon’s most misunderstood ax-murderess 1850s #NathanielLamb #Collins #MalcolmClark #Abuse #Wifebeater #OregonTrail #MaryAnnLamb #DeathThreats #AbramLamb #ThomasLamb #DrPresleyWelch #Murder #HawthorneAsylum #RonaldLansing #Fatal #PDXmetro #CLACKAMAScounty
2015.11.22 The all-night municipal gunfight in the town of Ione 1900s #CharlesEarhart #Prison #MaryGranger #HenryClark #IoneHotel #HeppnerGazette #Shotgun #DeputyWalterCason #Gunfight #Fatal #OUTBACK #MORROWcounty
2015.11.15 Monmouth’s 150-year tradition of Prohibition in Oregon 1850s, 2010s #Prohibition #VolsteadAct #WCTU #DryTown #DisciplesOfChrist #WOU #RaphaelLande #WilliamLadd #KyleJansson #SimeonReed #Temperance #Independence #LiquorTax #OwnAnEdsel #VictorianTeaFestival #MonmouthMarketPlace #GordonRuss #WILLAMETTEvalley #POLKcounty
2015.11.08 Keeping lighthouse running was hard, and expensive (Part 3 of 3 on Tillamook Rock Light) 1880s, 1930s, 1950s #TerribleTilly #Lighthouse #Fatal #JohnTrewaves #JamesGibbs #FlyingRocks #Flooding #FresnelLens #WilliamHall #HenryJenkins #HenryGoetz #Seaside #ShortwaveRadio #LighthouseService #USCG #Columbarium #GhostTown #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
2015.11.02 To get help building lighthouse, bosses had to be sneaky (Part 2 of 3 on Tillamook Rock Light) 1880s #TerribleTilly #Lighthouse #FresnelLens #ThomasCorwin #TillamookRock #JohnTrewaves #LighthouseService #USCG #TillamookHead #Shanghaiers #Astoria #Lupatia #Shipwreck #Fatal #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
2015.10.25 Tillamook Lighthouse ghost greeted keeper on first night 1940s #TerribleTilly #Lighthouse #DrunkDogPluto #Alcatraz #TillamookRock #JapaneseInvasion #LighthouseService #USCG #TillamookHead #JamesGibbs #Triumph #BreechesBuoy #Haunted #GhostStories #Goose #BrokenWing #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
2015.10.18 Daring rescue saved 49, made skipper toast of the coast 1910s #CaptainBuckBailey #Tatoosh #Washington #PeacockSpit #ColumbiaRiverBar #DriveScrew #CaptainGeorgeWinkel #GreenWater #SteamSchooners #MaryFullmer #SalvageTugboat #JamesGibbs #Insurance #PugetSoundTowBoatCo #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2015.10.11 A tale of two heroes of two different Civil Wars 1900s, 1910s, 1920s #CrystalLakeCemetery #JohnRichardNewtonBell #ThomasThorp #Methodist #Confederate #MandanaMajor #Newberg #Corvallis #GeorgeFoxUniversity #OSUBeavers #UODucks #MargaretKirk #BellField #MarryingParson #Masonic #OAC #OSU #CivilWarFootball #HatInRiver #RandolFletcher #WILLAMETTEvalley #BENTONcounty
2015.10.04 Murderer shocked when Unwritten Law fails him 1900s #UnwrittenLaw #ThomasDickerson #Murderer #HarryGarrett #Teamster #Revolver #MarthaMessner #Pearl #Divorce #PreNuptialAgreement #Portland #SpousalAbuse #Wifebeater #SenecaFouts #Hanging #Manslaughter #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2015.09.27 Unwritten Law wasn’t always a disastrous moral failure 1900s #WillametteValley #LaneCounty #UnwrittenLaw #HomerRoper #LeahPowell #OrlandoMurray #CharlesPowell #UncleJoab #PilotRock #WinchesterRifle #MurderTrial #SelfDefense #JohnBrown #BessieBrown #BillWisdom #SexAbuse #IkeWhitely #IkeNichols #DuckHunting #Shotgun #Vengeance #OUTBACK #WILLAMETTEvalley #MALHEURcounty #LANEcounty
2015.09.20 Clean-cut case turned out to be sordid and complex (Gittings murder 2 of 2) 1900s #Albina #Murderer #Wifebeater #SpousalAbuse #MelvilleBradley #JosephSivener #Vaudeville #JohnGittings #KateKakarous #AggieVanders #Neglect #Christmas #Forgers #Prostitutes #NorthEnd #Hookers #Bigamists #CountyPoorhouse #FeebleMinded #UnwrittenLaw #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2015.09.13 Cop's murder turned Portland against Unwritten Law (Gittings murder 1 of 2) 1900s #Albina #Murderer #Wifebeater #SpousalAbuse #MelvilleBradley #JosephSivener #Vaudeville #JohnGittings #KateBradley #AggieVanders #Funeral #OpenGrave #FuneralParlor #PortlandPolice #UnwrittenLaw #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2015.09.06 Private manhunt ended with jury-approved murder 1900s #ClatsopCounty #UnwrittenLaw #SteamerAlliance #JohnBowlsby #Murder #CleveJennings #NorthBend #Astoria #NotGuilty #Jury #AnotherSlayerAcquitted #Assassination #RevengePlot #COAST #COOScounty #CLATSOPcounty
2015.08.30 Man hailed as a hero for murdering sister’s ex-lover 1900s #UnwrittenLaw #OrlandoMurray #LincolnWhitney #MaryMurray #Pregnant #ShotgunWedding #Hubbard #HopFields #Lothario #FistfightingLawyer #NotGuilty #InsaneAsylum #Sex #Alcoholism #TemporaryInsanity #MarriageProposals #JohnLogan #WVaughn #PunchTheSheriff #Scandal #ThankGodForIt #MobJustice #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #CLACKAMAScounty
2015.08.23 The Unwritten Law: A license to kill (but just for men) 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s #UnwrittenLaw #HonorKillings #Murderers #TemporaryInsanity #Lynching #HolyRollers #EdmundCreffield #CharlesReynolds #ProfessorHerbert #MiscarriageOfJustice #MassHysteria #STATEWIDE
2015.08.16 The ones that got away: Almost-shipwrecks on the bar 1880s, 1900s #ColumbiaRiverBar #Shipwrecks #QueenOfThePacific #CaptEzekielAlexander #Stranded #Salvage #Beached #PacificCoastSteamshipCo #BlankCheck #Tugboats #CJBrenham #GeneralMiles #Sidi #CaptJHill #Becalmed #DraggedAnchor #SandIsland #SeaWaif #Barque #Poltalloch #ProfessorKoch #Fulton #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2015.08.09 Six picnickers were only victims of balloon bombs 1940s #WW2 #ImperialJapan #BalloonBombs #RevArchcieMitchell #ElyseMitchell #MissionaryAllianceChurch #Bly #SubarineI25 #CoastGuardBeachPatrols #ShermanShoemaker #JayClifford #EddieEngen #DickPatzke #JoanPatzke #Explosion #NewsCensorship #TillamookBurn #OnlyCasualties #StillOutThere #SOUTHERN #LAKEcounty
2015.08.02 Shark shipwreck: Navy’s loss was Cannon Beach's gain (Part 2 of 2 on Shark shipwreck) 1840s #CannonBeachHistoryCenter #ColumbiaRiverBar #USNavy #Deserters #Sailors #Shipwreck #USSShark #OregonTerritory #Astoria #CabinFever #CaptNeilHowison #British #JointOccupancyTreaty #Toulon #Barque #EbbTide #ClatsopSpit #Lifeboats #NoFatalities #PeacockSpit #HudsonsBayCo #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2015.07.26 Schooner doomed by skipper’s fear of skipping sailors (Part 1 of 2 on Shark shipwreck) 1840s #JohnMcLoughlin #ColumbiaRiverBar #USNavy #Deserters #Sailors #Shipwreck #JohnTice #USSShark #OregonTerritory #Astoria #CabinFever #CaptNeilHowison #PirateHunter #BaltimoreClipper #Liberia #Hellships #SlaverHunter #CommodorePerry #KeyWest #British #JointOccupancyTreaty #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2015.07.19 Oregon’s 20th-century “gold rush”: The quest for uranium 1950s #AMetal #Nuclear #AtomicEnergy #Yellowcake #GoldRush #Uranium238 #Carnotite #ColdWar #Prospectors #GeigerCounters #Lakeview #SteensMountain #EarlSheridan #KlamathFalls #MiningClaim #WhiteKingMind #LuckyLassMine #FremontNationalForest #AlphaRadiation #SuperfundCleanup #OUTBACK #BAKERcounty #LAKEcounty
2015.07.12 Blundering robber turned out to be Joaquin Miller’s son 1890s #SingerOfTheSierras #DeadbeatDad #HighwayRobber #Stagecoach #Bandit #WellsFargo #ExpressBox #CharlesLambert #SheriffStandley #BallardRifle #Willits #GeorgeMiller #HarryMiller #MinnieMyrrtle #CoosBay #Burglars #Prison #Jailbreak #SantaRosa #Disowned #SanQuentin #Outlaws #BadPoetry #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty #COOScounty
2015.07.05 Sudden tempest caught steamship at worst possible time 1930s #Shipwreck #Steamship #Iowa #Fatal #ColumbiaRiverBar #DonMcLeod #Astoria #CharlesHubbard #CaptEdgarYates #PeacockSpit #Hurricane #Mayday #CapeDisappointment #CoastGuard #Onondaga #BeachSalvage #WorstDisaster #Graveyard #COAST #OFFSHORE #CLATSOPcounty
2015.06.28 Rosecrans rescue one of Coast Guard’s finest hours (Part 2 of 2 on Rosecrans shipwreck) 1910s #CursedShips #Rosecrans #ColumbiaRiverBar #Shipwreck #FearOfFire #SOS #CaptLucienJohnson #Tanker #PointAdamsLifestation #OscarWicklund #USCG #ClatsopSpit #Astoria #MerrymanMotorLifeboat #Rescuers #Tatoosh #PeacockSpit #AlfredRimer #TugboatFearless #ColumbiaLightship #EParsons #COAST #OFFSHORE #CLATSOPcounty
2015.06.21 Cursed or not, S.S. Rosecrans was unusually unlucky (Part 1 of 2 on Rosecrans shipwreck) 1910s #CursedShips #Rosecrans #ColumbiaRiverBar #Tanker #AssociatedOilCo #WhitelawSalvage #CaptLucienJohnson #TillamookRockLight #CapeDisappointment #DesdemonaSandsLight #JohnSlinning #FredPeters #Rescue #Fatal #Shipwreck #NavigationError #COAST #OFFSHORE #CLATSOPcounty
2015.06.14 “Ship of Romance and Death” came to a dramatic end 1900s #CursedShips #Melanope #Superstition #LuckyDog #Northland #Dismasted #WitchesCurse #SuicideAttempt #GhostOfEmmaTaylor #Adultery #Mistress #Astoria #Barge #ComoxHarbour #VancouverIsland #StillThere #JamesGibbs #COAST #OFFSHORE #CLATSOPcounty
2015.06.07 The small-town police chief who was executed for murder 1940s, 1950s #SandyPoliceChief #ChiefStoneman #OttoAustinLoel #DUII #SecurityGuard #DayDrinker #MayorJohnMills #ElizabethJeanneHenderson #OklahomaCity #CigaretteBurns #Fugitive #NymphomaniaLibel #ElectricChair #Execution #WallyHunter #MichaelWilson #PDXmetro #CLACKAMAScounty
2015.05.31 FBI’s “Most Wanted” gangster was busted in Beaverton 1950s #JohnMcCullough #Drywall #Plasterer #FBI #MostWanted #ThomasJamesHolden #Murderer #Gangster #Alcatraz #BankRobber #Leavenworth #Jailbird #TommyHolden #Prison #DavidWard #Outlaw #Manhunt #Fugitive #PDXmetro #WASHINGTONcounty
2015.05.24 Oregon’s highest, smallest city once had its jail stolen 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1960s #GrantCounty #GreenhornCity #CanyonCity #BlueMountains #GrantCountyCourthouse #GhostTown #Blockhouse #StolenJailhouse #CityCharter #PresidentJamesPolk #LambertFlorin #GoldMining #MilesPotter #Boomtown #JoaquinMiller #OUTBACK #BAKERcounty
2015.05.17 Mount Angel Abbey owes grandeur to colorful Swiss monk 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #AdelhelmOdermatt #FatherODermott #Swiss #Benedictine #Seminary #MtAngel #Priory #EngelbergAbbey #Fillmore #Fundraising #MountAngelCollege #Fire #AbbotThomasMeienhofer #Showmanship #AaltoLibrary #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
2015.05.10 Storm-tossed ships shared a double date with destiny 1850s #ColumbiaRiverBar #Mindora #Merrithew #Barques #Christmas #Astoria #CaptGeorgeStaples #Becalmed #Stranded #MiddleSands #Lifeboat #ClatsopSpit #DisappearingShipwrecks #NorthHead #ShoalwaterBay #NoFatalities #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2015.05.03 Oregon’s Doolittle raiders made history in startling ways (Part 3 of 3 on Doolittle Raiders) 1940s #Pendleton #ColonelDeanDavenport #RupturedDuck #30SecondsOverTokyo #PlaneCrash #B25s #SgtJacobDeShazer #Madras #BatOutOfHell #Prisoner #Missionary #ReturnToJapan #CaptMitsuoFuchida #GenDavyJones #CoosBay #Nazis #POWcamp #TheGreatEscape #VirgilHilts #OUTBACK #MORROWcounty
2015.04.26 The Oregonians who flew with the Doolittle raid (Part 2 of 3 on Doolittle Raiders) 1940s #Pendleton #HenryPotter #Navigator #B25s #RobertClever #JimmyDoolittle #Revenge #ImperialJapan #JapaneseSubmarine #PlaneCrash #RobertEmmens #USSR #StrikeOnTokyo #EverettHolstrom #OSU #AllanCain #USAF #OUTBACK #MORROWcounty
2015.04.19 Famous “Doolittle Raid” had roots in Pendleton air base (Doolittle Raiders, 1 of 3) 1940s #Pendleton #NobuoFujita #B25s #JapaneseSubmarine #JimmyDoolittle #Revenge #ImperialJapan #Humiliation #MedalOfHonor #Airstrike #Bombers #StrikeOnTokyo #MaryClaireKendall #AllanCain #USAF #OUTBACK #MORROWcounty
2015.04.12 French sailors miraculously saved from death on bar 1840s #Shipwreck #ColumbiaRiverBar #GraveyardOfThePacific #Aground #Lifeboats #EtoileDuMatin #ArchbishopBlanchet #CaptFrancisMenes #NoBarPilot #BadMaps #KeelBrokeOff #MorningStar #OneFatality #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2015.04.04 Pioneering historian earned recognition, but little money (Frances Fuller Victor, 2 of 2) 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #ElwoodEvans #JesseApplegate #Columbiad #TheRiverOfTheWest #MarcusWhitman #HenryVictor #TemperanceCrusaders #Suffrage #HubertHoweBancroftPlagiarist #Ghostwriter #Potboilers #MotherOfOregonHistory #OregonHistoricalSociety #Journalism #Writers #StHelens #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2015.03.29 Legendary “authoress” started with poetry, dime novels (Frances Fuller Victor, 1 of 2) 1860s, 1870s #FrancesFullerVictor #MatthewDeady #Journalist #MettaFuller #JacksonBarritt #DimeNovels #PulpFiction #CivilWar #HenryVictor #USNavy #FlorenceFane #BrotherJonathan #AddisonGibbs #OregonIronWorks #MotherOfOregonHistory #JimMartin #HazelEmeryMills #SheriBartlettBrown #Portland #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2015.03.22 Civil War plotters hoped to get West Coast to secede 1860s #Salem #Sedition #Secession #Confederate #PacificRepublic #JosephLane #CivilWar #SouthernDemocrats #Slavery #AsahelBush #SalemClique #AlisVolatPropriis #Centennial #DorothyHull #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
2015.03.15 Coast Guard “Sand Pounders” kept Oregon Coast secure from Japanese invasion 1940s #WW2 #ImperialJapan #USCG #FortStevens #BombsOverBrookings #Beachpatrol #Horses #AWS #Nazis #DonMarshall #JamesGibbs #COAST
2015.03.08 Edgar Rice Burroughs' gold-dredge scheme failed — luckily for Tarzan fans 1900s #SnakeRiver #GoldMining #BucketLineDredge #Cowboys #Pocatello #Cavalry #Gamblers #Greenhorn #Sumpter #EmmaBurroughs #Munseys #APrincessOfMars #JohnCarterOfMars #TarzanOfTheApes #RobertFenton #IrwinPorges #EdgarRiceBurroughs #OUTBACK #BAKERcounty
2015.03.01 Shipwrecked sailors from Emily G. Reed drifted from Oregon to Puget Sound 1900s #EmilyGReed #Barque #DownEaster #CaptKessel #FredZube #Lifeboat #HighTide #RockawayBeach #Stranded #TatooshLighthouse #StraitOfJuanDeFuca #Teckla #NeahBay #TillamookBay #Survivors #LeakyBoat #LoriTobias #DonMarshall #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
2015.02.22 Lafe Pence's crazy plan: Move mountains down, fill up lake 1900s #MiningLaw #FreeSilver #PopulistParty #HouseOfRepresentatives #GuildLake #CentennialExposition #ColonelHawkins #MacleayPark #ForestPark #OlmsteadPlan #BullRun #WaterRights #BalchCreek #Fairgrounds #Flumes #Dynamite #MayorHarryLane #ScotchNubbin #BankPanic #PortOfPortland #GabrielListon #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2015.02.15 Bold bandits robbed express train three miles from Roseburg 1890s #RoseburgPlaindealer #TrainRobbery #Railroad #JudgeCharlesBellinger #Posse #Dynamite #ShadyPoint #JackCase #JamesPoole #BobHinman #MrMorris #MrLindsey #MrHendricks #MrButler #Shotgun #MichaelWilson #Steilacoom #SOUTHERN #DOUGLAScounty
2015.02.08 Cow Creek Canyon robbers weren’t afraid to blow stuff up 1890s #Riddle #TrainRobbery #Explosions #Railroad #BaritoneBandit #Dynamite #Outlaw #JBWaite #Torpedo #EverettGray #AAFitch #SheriffCFCathcart #GeorgeQuine #StillyRiddle #GiantPowder #NicholsStation #JohnCase #CowCreek #RMichaelWilson #SOUTHERN #DOUGLAScounty
2015.02.01 When the rebel flag flew over Oregon soil: The last stand of the Smithfield Rebels 1860s #Smithfield #DixieOfTheWest #RebelYells #StarsAndBars #FederalTroops #Franklin #Cheshire #StagecoachLine #TerritorialHighway #LynchMob #LongTomRiver #AndrewMcCornack #USCavalry #DeserterArmstrong #ElwinMcCornack #GlennAplin #RandolFletcher #CivilWar #RedVsGray #WILLAMETTEvalley #LANEcounty
2015.01.25 Oregon crooks have always enjoyed their dynamite 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #Extortion #FailingSchool #Jailbreak #Explosions #Murder #Robbery #DBCooper #Railroads #DavidHeesh #KellyButte #HarryEdwards #WallaWalla #GeorgeGowan #AdelineBeck #SidneyWallace #Sellwood #BlastingCaps #WilliamKessler #MountHood #TrainRobbery #STATEWIDE
2015.01.18 How to rob trains with dynamite: Tips from the pros 1890s, 1900s, 1910s #Satire #BillMiner #Dynamite #Robbery #Jailbreak #Punkd #Railroad #CharlesManning #AlbertMeadors #JohnCase #JamesPoole #BlackieDuQuesne #Infomercial #ExpresssCar #TrainRobbery #STATEWIDE
2015.01.11 Dynamite used to be a regular part of Oregon life 1900s, 1910s, 1920s #Farming #ConstructionProjects #DIYdynamite #BATF #Nitroglycerin #BlastingCap #WileECoyote #Detonator #GelatineDynamite #IrvinReed #GeorgeBanks #DynamiteKid #RichardDillon #ShanghaiingDays #CascadeLocks #Explosions #STATEWIDE
2015.01.04 Express clerk's silence foiled train robbers in Saginaw heist 1900s #Saginaw #Eugene #TrainRobbery #LaneCounty #Unsolved #BJLucas #Dynamite #Outlaw #Shooting #RobertGittens #CharlesCharles #EvansSontagGang #Goshen #SouthLaneCounty #ExpressCar #WILLAMETTEvalley #LANEcounty
2014.12.28 Roseburg's Civil War “Champagne Riot” likely wasn't what you think 1860s #ChampagneRiot #ChristmasParty #CivilWar #DixieOfTheWest #Roseburg #SouthernDemocrats #GoodesMill #JosephChampagne #SolomonCulver #JohnFitzhugh #AbeCrow #BobForbes #John Hanan #Journalist #Copperhead #FrankBarringer #Gunfight #Murder #AshClayton #TomThompson #JeffLaLande #SOUTHERN #DOUGLAScounty
2014.12.21 Oregon Senator Joseph Lane almost became President; luckily for everyone, he didn't 1860s #Salem #JosephLane #Confederate #Conspiracy #Slavery #PacificRepublic #AbrahamLincoln #CivilWar #SouthernDemocrats #ElectoralCollege #FusionTicket #JohnBreckenridge #StephenDouglas #SiSheppard #DickPintarich #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
2014.12.14 Simpson timber empire made Coos Bay a shipbuilding Mecca 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1910s #NorthBend #Marshfield #Lumber #TimberCulture #Marine #AsaSimpson #GoldRush #SRJackson #JohnKruse #CoosBayShipbuildingCo #KruseAndBanks #Novelty #WesternShore #LouisSimpson #StephenDowBeckham #StevePriske #SteveNasburg #SouthCoast #COAST #COOScounty
2014.12.07 Free-love “Harmonial Brotherhood” colony was a disaster (Henderson Luelling 2 of 2) 1850s #Schooner #SailingShip #TigerIsland #Hydropathy #Sailors #TropicalDisease #Cult #FruitTrees #OregonTrail #LaVentosa #HarmonialDiet #DiscordantDevils #EggWar #NoLadies #GulfOfFonseca #ComoRiver #Honduras #WaterCure #PDXmetro #CLACKAMAScounty
2014.11.30 The father of Oregon’s nursery industry's “free-love” cult (Henderson Luelling 1 of 2) 1850s #HendersonLuelling #HarmonialBrotherhood #FreeLove #HygienicMedicine #Hydropathy #ApplesToOregon #DeborahHopkins #SethLewelling #Vegetarians #Utopia #SchoonerSantiago #DrT #Zihuatanejo #HeatherArndtAnderson #SaraBWrenn #PDXmetro #CLACKAMAScounty
2014.11.23 Shouldn’t Oregon’s official language be Chinook? 1830s, 1840s, 1850s #ChinookJargon #Pidgin #ChinukWawa #Frontier #FrenchVoyageurs #TradingLanguage #Patois #OfficialStateLanguage #ConfederatedTribes #GrandRonde #OregonNativeTongue #Indians #ChesterFee #STATEWIDE
2014.11.16 Wreck of the steamer U.S. Grant: Baffling historical mystery 1870s #Riverboat #ClintonKelly #CaptJDHGray #Ilwwaco #OregonSteamNavigationCo #Astoria #FortCanby #ColumbiaRiverBar #SandIsland #JamesGibbs #EWWright #GraveyardOfThePacific #Astoria #USGrant #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2014.11.09 Nutty 1890s governor left Oregon with two Thanksgivings 1890s #SylvesterPennoyer #SylpesterAnnoyer #Populist #GroverCleveland #Racism #AntiChinese #FreeSilver #GoldStandard #DepressionOf1893 #HisEccentricity #FDR #DickPintarich #Holidays #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
2014.11.02 The short, tragic story of Portland's municipal whale 1930s #Portland #Columbia #Orca #MelBlanc #Nimrods #FishAndGame #ShowBiz #StHelens #Harpoon #Whaling #Ethelbert #JimmyMcCoolsWhale #JantzenBeach #EdwardLessard #TheHootOwls #LeofricHylton #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2014.10.26 Scholarly Albany flyer was true father of Oregon aviation 1910s #JohnnyBurkhart #GeneralWillieCrawford #HenryWemme #WhiteStag #GlennCurtiss #WillLipman #AeronauticalEngineer #WrightBrothers #Cornell #Aviator #MabelGoss #WW1 #USArmy #AirCorps #Tuberculosis #WILLAMETTEvalley #LINNcounty
2014.10.19 Offer of bonus turned out badly for owner of wrecked ship 1850s #Astoria #ColumbiaRiverBarPilot #Shipwrecks #FrancisWilliams#DesdemonaSands #Sailors #ThomasSmith #ChinookSands #Lighthouse #JamesGibbsJr #DonMarshall #MadelineDickerson #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2014.10.12 Port Orford PR wizard managed “secession” like a movie (Jefferson Secession 2 of 2) 1940s #StateOfJefferson #MayorGilbertGable #Roadbuilding #PortOrfordHarbor #Yreka #Cavemania #DelNorteCounty #SiskiyouCounty#CrescentCity #BorderPatrol #SecessionThursdays #PearlHarbor #StantonDelaplane #RichardReinhardt #COAST #SOUTHERN #CURRYcounty #JosephineCounty #JacksonCounty #KlamathCounty
2014.10.05 Famous 1941 “secession” largely a publicity stunt (Jefferson Secession 1 of 2) 1940s #CurryCounty #JosephineCounty #KlamathCounty #StateOfJefferson #StantonDelaplane #SanFranciscoChronicle #GilbertGable #DinosaurHunter #NavajoChief #NBCRadioStar #Paleontology #TheodoreVail #BellTelephone #Moviemaker #HighwayOfAdventure #PortOrford #ICC #Railroad #PeterLaufer #COAST #SOUTHERN #CURRYcounty #JosephineCounty #JacksonCounty #KlamathCounty
2014.09.28 Indian prince was Japan's introduction to the West (Ranald MacDonald 2 of 2) 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s #RanaldMacDonald #ChiefConcomly #PrincessRaven #Chinuk #ArchibaldMcDonald #BritishColumbia #Nagasaki #Japan #Diplomacy #WilliamGriffis #TeachingEnglish #Australia #GoldRush #FraserRiver #FortColville #JoAnnRoe #COLUMBIAriver #CLATSOPcounty
2014.09.21 A secret Native American prince's quest to reach Japan (Ranald MacDonald 1 of 2) 1820s, 1830s, 1840s #RanaldMacDonald #ArchibaldMcDonald #Chinuk #Chinook #PrincessRaven #ChiefConcomly #Riverboat #TooleToole #Indian #NativeAmerican #Sailor #WhalingShip #Japan #FortVancouver #Hokkaido #JoAnnRoe #COLUMBIAriver #CLATSOPcounty
2014.09.14 Legendary “Chief Bigfoot” as elusive as his hairy namesake 1860s #BakerCounty #Sasquatch #Cryptids #ChiefBigfoot #Indians #BannockWar #TJSutton #JohnWheeler #HighwayRobber #Stagecoach #Bandit #StarrWilkinson #CherokeeNation #WagonTrain #Nampa #BillGulick #JohnHailey #Racism #OUTBACK #MALHEURcounty #BAKERcounty
2014.09.07 Fred Merrill brought bikes to women; prostitutes took 'em away 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s #BikeBusiness #StuntRiders #RideARambler #Velocipedes #CarrieMoor #FredMerrill #Boneshakers #OrdinaryBicycle #PennyFarthing #HenryWemme #GovernorGeer #Scorchers #WomensLiberation #Hookers #LiverpoolLiz #BicycleFace #KeepPortlandWideOpen #Promoters #StewartHolbrook #JDChandler #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2014.08.31 Portland stunt made local aero-daredevil Silas Christofferson world famous 1910s #Barnstormer #MultnomahHotel #RooftopFlight #Aviator #HubertLatham #DoItFirst #Pioneer #FABennett #AutoRacing #MotorboatRacer #EmmaBecker #StuntFlying #RedwoodCity #FlyingSchool #PlaneCrash #CrossedControls #Fatal #PatrickHarris #KenScott #Promoters #Showmen #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2014.08.24 Massive war game covered Central Oregon in 1943 1940s #WW2 #Soldiers #Training #DeadeyeDivision #SwampAdair #PowderRiver #TimberWolves #OregonManeuver #RedVsBlue #Wagontire #JamesBradley #AlexanderPatch #CampWhite #CampAbbot #Logistics #DeschutesRiver #Burns #ItalianCampaign #GothicLine #Philippines #Okinawa #France #PhilBrogan #STATEWIDE
2014.08.17 Massive steamer wrecked by future Costa Rica Navy admiral 1880s #ColumbiaRiverBar #Shipwreck #ThomasDoig #Pelican #GreatRepublic #CostaRica #SandIsland #PBCornwall #CaptainJamesCarroll #Pilot #FortCanby #JamesGibbsJr #DonMarshall #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2014.08.10 Thousands of Oregonians remember replanting forests (Tillamook Burn 3 of 3) 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s #CoastRange #JamesJohnGradeSchool #ODF #USFS #Schoolchildren #ArthurPriaulx #WestCoastLumbermensAssoc #NelsRogers #EarlSnell #Hodags #Hoedads #TomMcCall #Wildfire #ForestFire #ReplantingProgram #MolallaGradeSchool #DonaldStotler #EllisLucia #GailWells #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
2014.08.03 Tillamook Burn “blew up” with shocking speed (Tillamook Burn 2 of 3) 1930s #WashingtonCounty #EmergencyEvacuation #CoastRange #BlowUp #Firestorms #FogBank #USFS #CCC #StateForester #LynnCronemiller #StewartHolbrook #DougDecker #Wildfire #ForestFire #SalvageLogging #JapaneseBalloonBombs #ReplantingProgram #DougKenckCrispin #AndyLindberg #TillamookBurn #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
2014.07.27 Massive forest fire sprang from logging crew's unwise gamble (Tillamook Burn 1 of 3) 1930s #GyppoLoggers #GalesCreekCanyon #HighLead #Dragline #YacoltBurn #USFS #LookoutTowers #SaddleMountain #CCC #StateForester #LynnCronemiller #StewartHolbrook #DougDecker #Wildfire #ForestFire #SalvageLogging #PDXmetro #WASHINGTONcounty
2014.07.20 The Coyote of Portland’s waterfront mythos (Bunco Kelley 2 of 2) 1880s, 1890s #ClatsopCounty #JosephKelley #BuncoKelly #SpiderJohnson #CigarStoreIndian #Hookers #Bordellos #Prostitution #FlyingPrince #SnugHarborSaloon #Crimps #JohnsonAndSons #UndertakingParlor #Formaldehyde #Astoria #GreatRumpus #Shanghaiers #SailorsBoardinghouse #Underworld #StewartHolbrook #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2014.07.13 Oregon's most notorious shanghai artist: “Bunco” Kelley (Bunco Kelley 1 of 2) 1880s, 1890s #JosephKelley #BuncoKelly #Crimps #Shanghaiers #SailorsBoardinghouse #WilliamKelley #HumanTrafficking #Prizefighters #Underworld #Entrepreneur #LarrySullivan #ElectionFraud #OpiumSmuggling #JamesLotan #NatBlum #GeorgeSayres #ClatsopCounty #BobGarthorn #Prison #BarneyBlalock #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2014.07.06 Rumors of sunken submarines: Government denies it, but L. Ron Hubbard disagrees 1940s #WW2 #ImperialJapaneseNavy #Submarines #Scientology #PulpFictionWriters #CapeKiwanda #NaziUBoat #PC815 #BattleOfCapeLookout #Airships #SC536 #RobertWood #USNavy #BombardingMexico #KathleenWallis #OregonCoastProject #TillamookBlimps #LoriTTobias #JamesBuchanan #RobertSables #DonMarshall #COAST #TILLAMOOKcounty
2014.06.29 Atlantis in the Beaver State: Underwater Lost Cities of Oregon 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 #STATEWIDE
2014.06.22 Pioneer Chinese doctor was a municipal treasure in John Day 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 #OUTBACK #GRANTcounty
2014.06.15 Did Vortex music festival prevent riots in downtown Portland? (Part 3 of 3 on Vortex I) 1970s #VortexOne #VictoryInVietnam #Counterculture #GlennJackson #BobbyWehe #GlenSwift #ElectricWine #MattLove #NakedLadies #SpiroAgnew #MemorialColiseum #MeierAndFrank #DrugCulture #Youth #GovernorsPotParty #PDXmetro #CLACKAMAScounty #MULTNOMAHcounty
2014.06.08 Governor McCall expected “Vortex I” to cost him the election (Part 2 of 3 on Vortex I) 1970s #Hippies #DopeSmoking #MusicFestival #TomMcCall #FBI #TheFamily #McIverStatePark #Woodstock #RonSchmidt #RobertOliver #Estacada #PortlandHilton #EricCain #Portland #NationalGuard #EdWesterdahl #RiotGear #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
2014.06.01 Riot at PSU set the stage for “Governor’s Pot Party” (Part 1 of 3 on Vortex I) 1970s #RichardNixon #Cambodia #KentState #PSU #ParksBlock #TerrySchrunk #FrankIvancie #Police #DavidHorowitz #PeoplesArmyJamboree #AmericanLegion #Riots #Protests #BrandonStaley #DougKenckCrispin #AndyLindberg #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2014.05.25 Pirates were defeated in Yaquina Bay Oyster War 1860s #OysterPirates #Newport #JackLondon #Oysterville #SiletzIndians #Treaty #Olympia #SolomonDodge #SloopFanny #JamesWinant #SchoonerAnnieGDoyle #Royalty #DreadPirateHillyer #CordeliaTerry #USArmy #BenSimpson #Fistfight #MeiertWachsmuth #DanAndLouis #OysterBar #DonMarshall #KatyMuldoon #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
2014.05.18 Portland's Pioneer Square could have been a “crystal palace” 1960s, 1970s, 1980s #UrbanRenewal #RobertMoses #LawrenceHalprin #ErnieBonner #RandyGragg #PortlandDevelopmentCommission #Hippies #PioneerCourthouse #SexBums #GlassAtrium #DesignCompetition #WillardMartin #JDouglasMacy #TerrenceODonnell #SpencerGill #LeeKelly #BrickSales #MollyOReilly #GreggKantor #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2014.05.11 NASA's “Moon Trees” have roots in an Oregon forest fire 1970s #StuartRoosa #Astronaut #ScottLeavengood #Smokejumpers #USAF #TestPilots #ApolloSpaceProgram #TreeSeedsOnTheMoon #AlShepard #EdMitchell #GolfBalls #Bicentennial #MoonLandrieu #WillametteHall #UO #OSU #PeavyHall #DarrellJabin #DavidWilliams #STATEWIDE
2014.05.04 The mysterious disappearance of a schooner's entire crew 1880s #JCCousins #PilotBoat #Schooner #Astoria #ColumbiaRiverBar #TugboatMaryTaylor #AbandonShip #Zeiber #Xtheories #GhostShip #JamesGibbs #LewisAndDryden #MaritimeMystery #SailedByItself #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2014.04.27 Japanese shipwrecks on Oregon Coast likely predate Columbus 1830s #John Ottoson #HojunMaru #Otokichi #Shogunate #KuroshioCurrent #Shipwreck #CharlesBrooks #BlownOutToSea #NorthPacificCurrent #Junks #CapeFlattery #MakahTribe #Iwakichi #JohnMcLoughlin #HudsonsBayCo #ThomasMcKay #CassandraTate #JamesGibbs #COAST
2014.04.20 Bad batch of “dehorn” alcohol killed 28 hobos on Skid Road 1930s #WoodAlcohol #DenaturedAlcohol #BenVotruba #CannedHeatKing #Sterno #Squeeze #PioneerDrugstore #Poison #FormicAcid #Coma #Fatal #SolomonMiller #Murder #Manslaughter #Methanol #MassCasualty #FrankMenne #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2014.04.13 Beavercreek Bomber: Give me $1 million or the lights go out 1970s #Brightwood #BPA #BonnevilleDam #HighVoltage #Dynamite #Maupin #TheDalles #Ransom #Extortion #Jayhawker #RVOVN #FBI #ForestFire #BullRun #DuckCall #CBRadio #MorseCode #TriangulatedSignal #SoutheastPortland #DavidHeesch #SheilaHeesch #Terrorism #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #CLACKAMAScounty
2014.04.06 Cayuse tribe's world-beating ponies are now very rare 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s #JoeCrabb #HorseRace #Betting #HowlishWampoo #WallaWalla #NezPerce #Umatilla #Cayuse #IndianTribes #WilliamLyman #OMCanfield #PendletonBankrupt #CayusePony #SpanishBarbs #Percherons #RachelBerry #JeffEdwards #PendletonRoundUp #JonDonnaSkovlin #WilliamLyman #OUTBACK #MORROWcounty
2014.03.30 Iconic movies filmed in Oregon, Part Three: 1975-1989 1970s, 1980s #Movies #Famous #FishermansBride #Astoria #TheGeneral #CottageGrove #BusterKeaton #WreckedLocomotive #RowRiver #RachelAndTheStranger #Springfield #Eugene #BendOfTheRiver #BillGulick #JimmyStewart #ColumbiaRiver #Sternwheelers #Henderson #Portland #STATEWIDE
2014.03.23 Iconic movies filmed in Oregon, Part Two: 1965-1975 1960s, 1970s #Shenandoah #Mohawk #Marcola #JoeDairy #AnneRichardson #PaintYourWagon #Musical #BakerCity #ClintEastwood #LeeMarvin #SometimesAGreatNotion #PaulNewman #KenKesey #RoosterCogburn #JohnWayne #KatharineHepburn #RogueRiver #CuckoosNest #JackNicholson #OregonStateHospital #STATEWIDE
2014.03.16 Iconic movies shot in Oregon, Part One: 1908 to 1952 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 #STATEWIDE
2014.03.09 Brutal “Oregon Boot” made our state prison famous 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1900s #Salem #Jailbreak #Cops #Prison #Invention #GardinerShackle #BallAndChain #OregonStatePenitentiary #Injury #OregonBoot #BuncoKelley #HarryTracy #DavidMerrill #WardMcAfee #JessicaRondema #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
2014.03.02 After logger's murder, bordello madam mysteriously vanished 1910s #KlamathFalls #Prostitution #BridgeOfSighs #JohnHunsaker #LinkRiver #AxMurder #CharlesLyons #StukelMountain #BenRobbs #FayeMelbourne #RedHouse #CometLodging #OldManHaley #BawdyHouse #ChiefSamuelWalker #MelanyTupper #ShallowGrave #SOUTHERN #KLAMATHcounty
2014.02.23 Hank Vaughan in middle age: The outlaw as elder statesman (Part 3 of 3 on Hank Vaughan) 1880s #WascoCounty #LaneCounty #Auburn #MarthaRobie #BillyMays #LuteLane #Sodbusters #CattleBarons #BillFalwell #YoungerGang #JonAndDonnaSkovlin #BillGulick #CharlieLong #PrinevilleVigilantes #COLUMBIAriver #UMATILLAcounty #WASCOcounty
2014.02.16 Becoming the West's most successful rustler (Part 2 of 3 on Hank Vaughan) 1870s, 1880s #UmatillaCounty #TheDalles #PilotRock #OregonStatePen #StockTheft #HorseThief #UmatillaIndianReservation #WallowaMountains #VaughanBasin #MarthaRobie #JonAndDonnaSkovlin #BillGulick #OUTBACK #WASCOcounty #UMATILLAcounty
2014.02.09 Legendary hell-raising rustler Hank Vaughan: The early years (Part 1 of 3 on Hank Vaughan) 1860s, 1870s, 1880s #WascoCounty #UmatillaIndians #HankVaughan #HankVaughn #Rustlers #Gunfighters #NoahBrown #OldCrow #JonSkovlin #DonnaSkovlin #CanyonCity #WilliamHeadspot #DickBunton #SheriffFrankMaddock #JacksonHart #Auburn #JohnHailey #BillGulick #WILLAMETTEvalley #LANEcounty
2014.02.02 Opium culture a long-forgotten part of the urban underworld 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #OpiumDens #Chinatown #Smugglers #Slumming #KingBrady #ChasingTheDragon #HowToSmokeOpium #tael #JamesLotan #NatBlum #DunbarProduce #MerchantsSteamshipCo #DianaAhmad #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2014.01.26 "Black Bart" Bolton: Charming gentleman by day, highway robber by night 1870s, 1880s #StagecoachRobber #Bandit #CharlesBoles #BlackBart #CharlesBolton #WellsFargo #SiskiyouPass #Poetry #ExpressBox #CaliforniaGoldRush #JimYuskavitch #GeorgeHoeper #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
2014.01.19 Portland is home of PT-658, the world's only working PT boat from WWII 1990s, 2000s #WW2 #USNavy #PT658 #Porpoise #TreasureIsland #PTboat #EarlBrown #OrlandoBrown #SauseBros #FossTowing #SwanIsland #CampWithycombe #ChuckFowler #BillStewart #Warship #RoseFestival #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2014.01.12 George Baker, Portland's Vaudeville mayor, made city famous (and infamous) 1910s, 1920s #BakerStockTheatre #Vaudeville #Players #MayorGeorgeBaker #RoseFestival #GusMoser #Pantages #WillDaly #HenryPittock #Oregonian #AntiUnion #DockStrike #WW1 #RedScare #KuKluxKlan #Prohibition #Seaside #KarlKlooster #KimbarkMacColl #JewelLansing #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2014.01.05 The Oregonian burgled mayoral candidate Will Daly's home to swing election against him 1910s #HenryPittock #Unions #Jitneys #Burglary #DirtyTricks #CityCouncil #WillDaly #PittockMansion #BullRunWater #MayorGeorgeBaker #SocialistParty #Jitneys #Streetcars #Monopoly #RobertJohnson #ShawnDaley #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.12.29 Wives were stripped of American citizenship at the altar 1910s, 1920s #WW1 #Stateless #Immigrants #WoodrowWilson #WorstPresidentEver #German #HenryAlbers #WomenSuffrage #HattieBurbank #AdolphDahrens #GraceReimers #PaulReimers #CableAct #Citizenship #Progressivism #KimberlyJensen #KimbarkMacColl #STATEWIDE
2013.12.22 Bad recording technique led FBI to investigate “Louie Louie” 1960s #TheKingsmen #MerseyBeat #LouieLouie #KenChase #KISN #KGONrocks #FBI #Obscenity #FirstAmendment #DirtyLyrics #RichardBerry #JackEly #WorstRecordInAmerica #PaulRevereAndTheRaiders #LynnEaston #TimBavington #SaraHottman #MattLove #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.12.15 The game of Faro was a crooked gambler's dream 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #Blackleg #Cheating #Casino #JPCochran #FaroBank #SaloonCulture #HammerPaint #FastYoungMan #Hoyles #RobertFoster #GaffedBox #JohnMaskelyne #RobertFoster #Gambling #Vice #PJKepplingerHoldout #Lookout #FaroChecks #STATEWIDE
2013.12.08 Taming of the Rascal: Edouard Chambreau's redemption (Part 2 of 2) 1860s, 1870s #MultnomahCounty #Gambler #Swindler #Saloonkeeper #TemperanceCrusaders #BarbaraAnnMcBee #UlyssesSGrant #USArmy #FortVancouver #Gunfights #TyghValley #TheDalles #ChinaCreek #BuckskinBill #Brothel #EdwardChambreau #TimothyWehrcamp #OUTBACK #WASCOcounty
2013.12.01 Edouard Chambreau gave a swindler's-eye view of old Oregon (Part 1 of 2) 1840s, 1850s, 1860s #MultnomahCounty #LiquorPeddler #ConArtist #EdwardChambreau #Circus #Blackface #WilliamJohnson #BlueRuin #HudsonsBayCo #GoldRush #Hounds #SamBrannan #Vigilantes #JimBeatty #JamesLappeus #TimothyLeeWehrkamp #WILLAMETTEvalley #CLACKAMAScounty #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.11.24 “Blue Ruin” drove lawmakers to drink — and prohibition 1840s #Champoeg #Portland #Willamette #Smuggling #Cops #Bootlegging #Indians #VolsteadAct #Distillery #Temperance #BlueRuin #WilliamJohnson #Prohibition #OregonTerritory #Rumrunners #HudsonsBayCo #EdouardChambreau #ElijahWhite #TimothyWehrkamp #WILLAMETTEvalley #CLACKAMAScounty MARIONcounty
2013.11.17 Palatial riverboat Alaskan was caught in a hurricane on the open sea 1880s #Sidewheel #Steamboat #Riverboat #Shipwreck #Fatal #ColumbiaRiverBar #CapeBlanco #HenryVillard #Olympian #Telephone #CaptainREHowes #DonMarshall #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2013.11.10 Outlaw Bill Miner's first train robbery was a fiasco 1900s #Shooting #Dynamite #Explosion #BillMiner #TheGrayFox #TheGreatTrainRobbery #Movie #Railroad #Stagecoach #GentlemanBandit #GuyHarshman #CharlesKidHoehn #OllieBarrett #FredKorner #SolomonGlick #Kalama #JimYuskavitch #GaryMeier #COLUMBIAriver #COLUMBIAcounty
2013.11.03 Was suspicious death in “The Boneyard” really a murder? 1870s #BoneyardMary #Disappearance #WetHat #Scow #WHHarrigan #ThomasMcMahon #JackAbrahagen #Drunkenness #ElizaBunets #CorpseInRiver #Prostitution #PortlandHookers #ColdCase #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.10.27 Vigilantes went too far with murder of suspected rustler John Hawk 1880s #Murder #Vigilante #LynchMob #CultureClash #Rustlers #Cowboys #Feud #Livestock #OpenRange #JohnHawk #LostineRiver #NezPerce #ChiefJoseph #PrairieCreek #JonSkovlin #DonnaSkovlin #FredProebstel #OUTBACK #WALLOWAcounty
2013.10.20 The life and death of a Portland gangster and his “moll” 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 #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #COLUMBIAcounty
2013.10.13 Voice of Goofy, Bluto and Grumpy was Oregon's “Pinto” Colvig 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s #PintoColvig #WaltDisney #Animator #BozoTheClown #Vance #OAC #OSU #Pantages #Vaudeville #BusterBrown #Jacksonville #Goofy #Bluto #Cartoons #Foley#SnowWhite #LewisAndClarkCentennialExposition #JackBenny #BenTruwe #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
2013.10.05 Legendary Civil War ship came to ignominious end in Coos Bay 1880s #GussieTelfair #Gertrude #BlockadeRunner #Marshfield #InsuranceFraud #CivilWar #Vanderbilt #Warrior #Ellen #Eco #Denbigh #DonMarshall #Shipwreck #CoosBaySpit #COAST #COOScounty
2013.09.29 The mysterious skeletons of Crater Lake National Park 1940s, 1970s, 1980s #DavePanebaker #USNavy #GrummanHellcat #CharlesMcCullar #DaveNunn #SOUTHERN #KLAMATHcounty
2013.09.22 When the “Dark Strangler” stalked the streets of Portland 1920s #EarleNelson #SerialKiller #Landladies #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.09.15 Train robbery turned into on-board gunfight with the law 1910s #MorrowCounty #Robbery #Shooting #Dynamite #Cops #DumbCrooks #Irony #Railroad #Fail #Unlucky #CarTheft #OUTBACK #UNIONcounty #MORROWcounty
2013.09.08 1890s “march on Washington” involved train hijackings 1890s #CoxeysArmy #PanicOf1893 #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.09.01 Valsetz newspaper and its editor, age 9, won nationwide fame 1930s #DorothyAnneHobson #ValsetzStar #WILLAMETTEvalley #POLKcounty
2013.08.25 Shevlin: Oregon's wandering timber town 1920s, 1930s, 1940s #LakeCounty #RailroadTown #ShevlinHixonTimberCo #CASCADErange #DESCHUTEScounty #LAKEcounty
2013.08.18 Tawdry love triangle ends in murder — and a kiss from a corpse 1900s #LuluReynolds #CharlesReynolds #UnwrittenLaw #ProfessorHerbert #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.08.11 Race exclusion of early Oregon is still embarrassing today 1850s #OregonCity #ClackamasCounty #OregonTrail #Politicians #CultureClash #Racism #Black #Fail #LashLaw #Confederates #Slavery #STATEWIDE
2013.08.04 Bootlegger’s paradise: Oregon’s Prohibition adventures 1920s, 1930s #Rumrunners #Bootleggers #Smugglers #STATEWIDE
2013.07.28 Mob racketeers, corrupt union men battled over pinball 1940s, 1950s #BigJimElkins #StanTerry #Teamsters #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.07.21 When steamboats exploded on the upper Willamette 1850s #MarionCounty #YamhillCounty #Canemah #Gazelle #BoilerExplosion #WILLAMETTEvalley #CLACKAMAScounty #MARIONcounty #YAMHILLcounty
2013.07.14 Oregon's Harry Lane: A real hero of the First World War 1910s #WoodrowWilson #WW1 #VotedNo #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.07.07 McCarty Gang's Oregon story: “Bonanza” meets “Unforgiven” 1890s #HarneyCounty #BakerCounty #Shooting #BankRobbery #Outlaws #Family #Shootout #BadGuys #DumbCrooks #Fail #Cowboys #WildWest #Gang #OUTBACK #HARNEYcounty #WALLOWAcounty #BAKERcounty
2013.06.30 Frontier journalists settled their differences with a gunfight 1870s #Shooting #EditorsGunfight #Journalism #BudThompson #Confederate #OregonStyle #PrinevilleVigilantes #Plaindealer #RoseburgEnsign #Lynching #HenryGale #ThomasGale #Caning #DavidLoftus #SalemMercury #Alturas #SOUTHERN #DOUGLAScounty
2013.06.23 What really happened to D.B. Cooper? Pick a theory (Part 4 of 4 on D.B. Cooper) 1970s #DailyJournalOfCommerce #DBCooper #MaxGunther #TrueMagazine #StagMags #Pulp #BarbaraDayton #Transgender #RichardMcCoy #BernieRhodes #DuaneWeber #KennyChristensen #SkippPorteous #RobertBlevins #MarlaCooper #LDCooper #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.06.16 The hunt for D.B. Cooper: Searching for the drop zone (Part 3 of 4 on D.B. Cooper) 1970s #PDX #Portland #RalphHimmelsbach #FBI #Boeing727 #SearchAndRescue #ThanksgivingWeekend #Murders #LakeMerwin #Psychics #JohnBanks #BrianIngram #TenaBar #SkippPorteous #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.06.09 The deplaning of D.B.: Getting away with the loot, or not (Part 2 of 4 on D.B. Cooper) 1970s #PDX #Portland #ColumbiaRiver #Unsolved #Parachutes #Airstairs #Journalism #FuelTruck #VaporLock #FrozenNozzle #FBI #NavyBack #MexicoCity #Reno #AftStairway #RichardTosaw #Norjack #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.06.02 The D.B. Cooper skyjacking legend took flight out of PDX (Part 1 of 4 on D.B. Cooper) 1970s #PDX #Portland #FlorenceSchaffner #Bomb #Manhunt #TinaMucklow #Dynamite #Hijack #Robbery #DBCooper #DanCooper #Thanksgiving #NorthwestOrient #Flight305 #Seattle #GeoffreyGray #RalphHimmelsbach #Norjack #Interphone #Boeing727 #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.05.26 Joseph bank robber became VP of the bank he once robbed 1890s, 1920s #BankRobbery #Shooting #Outlaw #LynchMob #DavidTucker #DaveTucker #Jail #Gunfight #FirstBankOfJoseph #FirstNationalBank #CyrusFitzhugh #JamesBrown #JohnMartin #Sheepman #JDMcCully #AlexDonnelly #FredWagner #Winchester4570 #MinnieProebstel #RussellMcCully #JamesYuksavitch #BenBrown #OUTBACK #WALLOWAcounty
2013.05.18 A town's special friendship with its onetime would-be destroyer (Part 2 of 2 on Fujita) 1960s #NobuoFujita #SamuraiSword #BrookingsJayCees #JuniorChamberOfCommerce #AzaleaFestival #DoyleRausch #DougPeterson #BillMcChesney #FloatPlane #Bombing #KeyToTheCity #Mitsukaido #FredHummel #RedwoodTree #COAST #CURRYcounty
2013.05.12 The flying Samurai who attacked Oregon (Part 1 of 2 on Fujita) 1940s #NobuoFujita #BombsOverBrookings #ImperialJapan #WW2 #SubmarineI25 #ShojiOkuda #YokosukaE14Y #DoolittleRaids #ImperialJapan #BandonFire #TillamookBurn #Kamikaze #BillMcCash #EnzoAngelucci #COAST #CURRYcounty
2013.05.05 Did Oregon miss a chance to catch the Zodiac Killer? 1950s #EdwardEdwards #ManWithTheHook #LarryPeyton #BeverlyAllan #Murders #CraterLake #ForestPark #Stabbing #ShootBack #32automatic #SerialKiller #PhilStanford #PtownBooks #Scapegoat #BonfireParty #RailroadJob #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.04.28 Corruption, hypocrisy and the fall of the house of Klux (Part 3 of 3 on the Ku Klux Klowns) 1920s #Sedition #Vigilante #Racism #Black #Chinese #Jewish #Catholic #Japanese #AmericaFirst #Xenophobia #EthnicCleansing #ParochialSchools #AlienLandBill #Silverton #MtAngel #BridgeScandal #FredGifford #LemDever #GeorgeBaker #WalterPierce #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.04.21 The Rise of the House of Klux: How KKK took over (Part 2 of 3 on the Ku Klux Klowns) 1920s #Sedition #Vigilante #Terrorist #Anonymous #Progressivism #Racism #Black #Chinese #Jewish #Catholic #TheBirthOfANation #DWGriffith #AdvertisingAgency #KasparKKubli #BenOlcott #CliftonNesmithMcArthur #TomMarsh #JewelLansing #KimbarkMacColl #STATEWIDE
2013.04.14 Rise of KKK in Oregon: A racist moneymaking scheme (Part 1 of 3 on the Ku Klux Klowns) 1920s #Sedition #Vigilante #Terrorist #Anonymous #Progressivism #kkk #KuKluxKlan #Racism #Black #Chinese #Jewish #Catholic #LutherPowell #KingKleagle #FredGifford #MayorGeorgeBaker #MulnomahHotel #WalterEvans #KimbarkMacColl #EckardToy #SOUTHERN #JACKSONcounty
2013.04.07 Massive 1934 Portland dock strike paralyzed the state 1930s #Portland #UnionBusting #SpecialPolice #ILA #OpenShop #ClosedShop #SenatorRobertWagner #Longshoremen #NationalRecoveryAct #FDR #Scabs #Police #NationalGuard #PublicRelations #AdmiralEvans #BloodyThursday #MayorJosephCarson #GovernorJuliusMeier #Bulls #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.03.31 Union squabbles were part of life on Portland waterfront 1900s, 1910s, 1920s #Strikes #LongshoremensUnion #SpecialPolice #PortlandWaterfront #RobertDollar #ShipownersProtectiveUnion #Teamsters #WW1 #FJPotter #Strikebreakers #BloodyThursday #RogerBuchanan #RobinCody #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.03.24 Bridge-building scandal aroused fury of 1920s Portland 1920s #Portland #BurnsideBridge #KuKluxKlan #CountyCommissioners #SellwoodBridge #RossIslandBridge #OswaldWest #CharlesRudeen #DowWalker #IsaacVanWinkle #RecallElection #JewelLansing #BridgeScandal #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.03.17 Massive passenger liner won race against fiery death 1910s #FireAboard #Steamship #SSCongress #CoosBay #Marshfield #CaptainCousins #EJGriffith #TugboatColonelPSMichie #CPR #SSNanking #DonMarshall #COAST #COOScounty
2013.03.10 Rabies epidemic was like a war in Eastern Oregon 1910s #Coyotes #Hydrophobia #WHLytle #EasternOregonCoyoteWar #Shotguns #DavidBraly #RabiesEpidemic #Pandemic #DogLicenses #OUTBACK
2013.03.03 Early anti-prostitution crusade was an embarrassing fizzle 1890s #ViceCrusade #Progressives #HomeForWaywardGirlsAndFallenWomen #EmmaMerlotin #AnnaDeCoz #CharlesLocke #Prostitutes #TheOpenDoor #RichardWilliams #SlipperyDick #LucyMorgan #DellaBurris #LidaFanshaw #StewartHolbrook #HerbertLundy #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.02.24 The Czarina shipwreck: A deadly maritime concert of timidity and incompetence 1910s #Steamship #Czarina #Shipwreck #CoosBaySpit #Dugan #WAMagee #TugboatAstoria #ClarenceBoice #LyleGun #LifesavingService #DonMarshall #COAST #COOScounty
2013.02.17 “Camp Castaway” was an inconvenient miracle 1850s #CoosBaySpit #Schooner #CaptainLincoln #Shipwreck #Salvage #CampCastaway #USArmy #SamuelNaghel #HorsfallBeach #PortOrford #CoosBayBar #Nassau #NewCarissa #ScottByram #OrvilDodge #DonMarshall #JesseHiggins #COAST #COOScounty
2013.02.09 First public execution in Portland still surrounded with mystery 1850s #DanfordBalch #MortimerStump #StarkStreetFerry #Shotgun #Execution #OregonTrail #NorthwestHeights #AnnaBalchStump #CliftonClowers #ChildMolestation #Stepdaughter #JamesLappeus #DougKenckCrispin #DianeGoeresGardner #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.02.02 Mill owner's fight with city sparked anti-Japanese riot 1920s #Toledo #Vigilante #LynchMob #RaceRiot #GreenChain #TimberCulture #Japanese #CDeanJohnson #LaborStrife #CompanyTown #PacificSpruce #CivilRights #GeorgiaPacific #USArmy #SpruceDivision #TedCox #BAJohnson #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
2013.01.27 Radical Wobblies found support among Oregon loggers 1910s #TimberCountry #LoggingCamps #Wobblies #WageCuts #WW1 #LLLL #4L #TimberCulture #SpruceDivision #StewartHolbrook #BruceDisque #Hoosiering #RobertTyler #JamesRowan #USArmy #IWW #Loggers #Warbucks #STATEWIDE
2013.01.20 In Great War, Allies flew warplanes made of Oregon spruce 1910s #SitkaSpruce #USArmy #SoldierLoggers #Fokker #SPAD #SopwithCamel #Toledo #YaquinaBay #Nieuport #BruceDisque #IWW #Wobblies #Hoosiering #PacificSpruceCo #DeanJohnson #TedCox #SpruceProductionDivision #COAST
2013.01.13 Gun-toting “Oregon Wildcat” was America’s first “shock jock” 1930s #RobertGordonDuncan #RadioPioneer #KVEP #JailSentence #shockJock #OregonWildcat #WilliamSchaeffer #ProfanityOnTheAir #FRC #FCC #Extortion #ProtectionRacketeering #FranklinKorell #GayBashing #ClarenceBrazell #CharlesMartin #JCKendall #EdgarPiper #Fistfight #VaporsOfTheDungeon #MalcolmClarkJr #MichaelKeith #RobertHillard #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2013.01.06 Larry Sullivan's internationally notorious shanghaiing syndicate (Part 2 of 2) 1890s, 1900s #Portland #Astoria #Crimping #Liquor #Boxing #Prizefighter #Shanghaiing #BoardingMasters #WageTheft #LewisAndClarkExposition #GoldfieldNevada #GeorgeGrahamRice #BarneyBlalock #StewartHolbrook #RichardDillon #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #CLATSOPcounty
2012.12.30 Larry Sullivan: Boxer, politician, con artist, shanghai man (Part 1 of 2) 1880s, 1890s #MultnomahCounty #Portland #Astoria #Crimping #Liquor #Boxing #BadGuy #LarrySullivan #Prizefighters #LondonRules #PeterGrant #JackGrant #JonathanBourneJr #PoliceCommission #VoterFraud #BarneyBlalock #StewartHolbrook #RichardDillon #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2012.12.23 Chemawa School: An Oregon cultural treasure 1880s, 1890s, 1900s to present #Salem #Indian #Native #BoardingSchool #Progressive #Fail #CultureClash #UnintendedConsequences #Underdog #Misunderstood #Kids #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
2012.12.16 Jim Turk: Shanghaiier, swindler, drunkard, millionaire 1870s, 1880s #Portland #Astoria #Crimping #BadGuy #Shanghaiing #Liquor #Marine #Waterfront #Corruption #SpousalAbuse #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2012.12.09 For teenage sailor, visit to Portland ended with a life sentence in prison 1870s #JosephSwards #BadCompany #SeePortlandAndDie #MartinTracy #JamesJohnson #ArchieBrown #OSheasPawnshop #LouisJoseph #Tuberculosis #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #CLACKAMAScounty
2012.12.02 The fall of the Prineville Vigilantes (Part 2 of 2 on Prineville Vigilantes) 1880s #Prineville #CrookCounty #Showdown #Vigilante #TilGlaze #Saloon #Gunfight #BudThompson #Cattlemen #RangeWar #Corruption #Cattlemen #Sheepherders #MossyBarnes #JohnCombs #SamSmith #CitizensProtectiveUnion #RangeWars #OUTBACK #WASCOcounty #CROOKcounty
2012.11.25 When the Vigilantes ruled Prineville (Part 1 of 2 on Prineville Vigilantes) 1880s #Prineville #CrookCounty #Terrorism #PrinevilleVigilantes #JamesBlakely #LynchMob #Gunfight #BudThompson #Cattlemen #RangeWar #LuciusLangdon #AHCrooks #StephenJory #Moonshiners #WHHarrison #CharlesLuster #HerbertLundy #WilliamThompson #PhilBrogan #KarenGraney #OUTBACK #WASCOcounty #CROOKcounty
2012.11.18 Horrifying asylum kitchen mix-up left dozens dead 1940s #OregonStateHospital #ScrambledEggs #FluoridePoisoning #WW2 #PowderedMilk #RoachPoison #MaryOHare #MickeyMcKillop #GeorgeNosen #RichardNokes #SodiumFluoride #AllieWassell #CharlesSprague #DougKenckCrispin #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
2012.11.11 Courthouse square once was the site of palatial “Hotel Portland” 1890s, 1900s, 1950s #PioneerCourthouseSquare #VillardsFolly #HenryVillard #GeorgeMarkle #PeachBlow #HarveyScott #MeierAndFrank #FrankIvancie #KimbarkMacColl #DickPintarich #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2012.11.04 Boozy generosity turned the tables for the Prineville Nine that day 1910s #ThomasLawson #DorothyMcCall #TomMcCall #Baseball #SportsBetting #PrinevilleNine #SilverLake #Baseball #Ringers #FrenziedFinance #WilliamRockefeller #HenryRogers #AmalgamatedCopper #AnacondaCopper #EverybodysMagazine #HalMcCall #DavidBraly #BrentWalth #OUTBACK #CROOKcounty
2012.10.28 Senator John H. Mitchell: The Snidely Whiplash of Oregon 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s #USSenate #Bigamist #Fugitive #FirstestMostest #JohnHMitchell #JohnMHipple #WhiteCollar #Crime #DanfordBalch #MaryJaneBalch #SadieHoon #BenHolladay #ElizabethCaruthers #FiniceCaruthers #JohnCNixon #CascadeLocks #LandFraud #FrancisHeney #KimbarkMacColl #WilliamBoly #PDXmetro #CLACKAMAScounty #MULTNOMAHcounty
2012.10.21 Long-lost Guild's Lake was once Portland's water wonderland 1900s #LewisAndClarkExposition #Centennial #GuildsLake #FrederickLawOlmstead #PeterGuild #LafePence #BullRun #Flumes #SwanIsland #YeonAvenue #DickPintarich #EKimbarkMacColl #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2012.10.14 Mysterious skeletons of Oregon: If only these bones could speak ... 1910s, 1920s, 2010s #PetersCreekSink #Sandy #ScioOddFellows #MementoMori #OchocoForest #ReubLong #ShortyHawkins #JennyMinten #IOOF #Rebekahs #OregonState #DawnAlapisco #MitchLea #DavidBraly #ERJackman #McKinleySmith #STATEWIDE
2012.10.07 Deadly weather catches Oregon by surprise when it comes 1880s, 1900s, 1960s #ColumbusDayStorm #Tornadoes #Heppner #FlashFlood #AumsvilleTornado #BobDenOuden #TheGreatGale #STATEWIDE
2012.09.30 Auburn: A long-gone gold town's short but colorful past 1860s #GoldMining #BoomTown #ChinaCreek #ProspectorJohnAdams #BlueBucketMine #HenryGriffin #DickPintarich #SpanishTom #HenryLabaree #JackDesmond #VerneBright #VirginiaDuffyMcLoughlin #OUTBACK #BAKERcounty
2012.09.23 Buck Rogers-style police boat didn't work out for Portland 1930s #VictorStrode #Aerohydrocraft #PortlandHarbor #AmbulanceBoat #SeaGullBoat #JackLuihn #HillMilitaryAcademy #PortlandAirplaneCorps #FredJones #CoosBay #RuthStrode #AircraftDesign #NavalArchitecture #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #COOScounty
2012.09.16 Oregon's most famous elephant led a colorful and tragic life 1920s, 1930s #MarionCounty #PoorOldTusko #TheGreatUnwanted #Ned #LotusIsle #MNCH #Rampage #SedroWooley #AlPainter #TexRankin #DanceAThon #BlackBottle #WoodlandParkZoo #CapiLynn #DickPintarich #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #MARIONcounty
2012.09.09 The story of Lotus Isle, Oregon's most surreal amusement park 1920s, 1930s #Portland #HaydenIsland #ColumbiaRiver #GhostTown #DanceMarathon #Tusko #JantzenBeach #LotusIsle #EiffelTower #PeacockBallroom #BumperCarBulldog #EdwinPlatt #AlPainter #THEslick #CarlKlooster #DickPintarich #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2012.09.02 Fort Rock's legendary Reub Long could spin a wild “tall tale” 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s #GreatLiars #BighornSheep #WhitewashingARat #ReubLong #TallTales #BighornSheep #GrouchyGreenhorn #EleanorLong #RALong #TomNash #CowboyCoffee #LelandJohn #OUTBACK #LAKEcounty
2012.08.26 Schemers sought to seize Peter Iredale shipwreck, sell for scrap 1960s #Warrenton #Shipwreck #PeterIredale #NewCarissa #ClatsopSpit #ColumbiaRiverBar #DonMarshall #CliffHendricks #FredAndrus #OregonCoastAdClub #20MiserableMiles #ClackamasCounty #JMarhoffer #SalvageRights #ScrapMetal #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2012.08.19 Apollo 15 astronaut left a piece of Oregon lava on the moon 1970s #JimIrwin #OregonLava #MoonCountry #MckenziePass #FortRock #NewberryCrater #NASA #PhilBrogan #FloydWatson #Apollo15 #MelanyTupper #SierraJenkins #EricJones #DeniseMatthews #LunarRover #DevilsLake #FarewellBend #CASCADErange #DESCHUTEScounty
2012.08.12 Before newspaper “crusade,” tainted milk was killing babies 1900s #Portland #Corruption #Progressive #BadCops #Food #Journalism #Muckrakers #Underdog #Tuberculosis #Regulation #PureMilkCrusade #JohnWilson #MarshallDana #JackTravis #OregonJournal #KarlKlooster #GarbageCans #DairyFarms #Milk #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2012.08.05 Long-gone dance hall hosted Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, more 1940s, 1950s #CottonwoodsDanceHall #Lebanon #Ballroom #ToniRush #ElvisPresley #JimCreighton #GladysWiley #HarryWiley #CampAdair #HazelFisher #MattDeBow #WILLAMETTEvalley #LINNcounty
2012.07.29 Rusty derelict turned out to be historic Liberty Ship lifeboat 1940s, 2000s #GlobeAmericaCorp #Lifeboat #WW2 #LibertyShips #HenryKaiser #Shipyards #SauvieIsland #MikeMalone #CollinsBeach #TriHull #ChinookSalmon #ColumbiaRiver #MaritimeMuseum #iFish #AldenChester #JeremiahOBrien #Zigzag #COLUMBIAriver #COLUMBIAcounty
2012.07.22 Busting out of the joint was a job for a safecracker, 100 years ago 1900s, 1910s, 1920s #Jailbreak #PrisonEscapes #Yeggs #ThreeMinuteWagner #Safecrackers #OregonStatePen #CharlesDrocker #CarlWeinegal #Tunnel #ShawshankRedemption #Prisoner6435 #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
2012.07.15 Prison break happened during “conjugal visit” at cheap motel 1970s #LaneCounty #CarlCletusBowles #CopKiller #Murderer #JoanCoberly #Motel6 #WilfredGray #TriumphTR3 #HaleChampion #CarltonSmith #WardenHoytCupp #SocialPass #AnnRule #OregonStatePenitentiary #TomMcCall #EarlHunter #ViHunter #DougKenckCrispin #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty #LANEcounty
2012.07.08 Quest for “Lost Cabin Gold Mine” led to discovery of Crater Lake 1840s, 1850s #JacksonCounty #OldSetEmUp #LostCabin #GoldRush #RubyElHult #Yreka #CraterLake #TableRockCity #Jacksonville #JohnHillman #KerbyJackson #RickHarmon #SOUTHERN #KLAMATHcounty #JACKSONcounty
2012.07.01 The heroic final flight of Cottage Grove's Jim Wright 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 #WILLAMETTEvalley #LANEcounty
2012.07.01 Crooked gambler and liquor man was Portland's first police chief 1850s, 1860s, 1870s #Portland #CityMarshal #Blackleg #Faro #JamesChapman #OroFinoSaloon #JamesLappeus #Chambreau #MexicanWar #GoldRush #Hounds #SanFranciscoVigilanceCommittee #DanfordBalch #JosephSaunders #LuzerneBesser #JewelLansing #TimothyLeeWehrkamp #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2012.06.24 In 1880s, salmon were the real “most dangerous catch” 1880s, 1890s #Astoria #ColumbiaRiverBar #Gillnetters #Drownings #SalmonFishing #Shipwrecks #FishBoats #RipVanWinkle #Bowpickers #LiisaPenner #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2012.06.17 Oregon lost world's biggest log cabin in spectacular 1964 fire 1960s #LewisAndClarkExposition #ForestryBuilding #Centennial #WorldsFair #StructureFire #MontgomeryPark #SimonBenson #OldGrowth #KnobAndTube #ElectricalWiring #GrantKelton #WesternForestryInstitute #ZooOmsiForestryCenter #MarkMoore #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2012.06.10 The mysterious demise of the S.S. South Coast: What happened? 1930s #SteamSchooner #Shipwreck #Mystery #Disappeared #SouthCoast #CrescentCity #GoldBeach #LakeBenbow #CoosBay #CapeBlanco #Cahokia #BoilerExplosion #DavidGrover #GordonNewell #MaryCeleste #COAST #CURRYcounty
2012.06.03 How Oregon almost lost public access to its beaches 1960s #BeachBill #TomMcCall #OswaldWest #WilliamHay #SurfsandMotel #CannonBeach #SidneyBazett #HighwayDepartment #RobertSmith #MattKramer #CrassCommercialism #Seaside #BrentWalth #NadineJelsing #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2012.05.27 Oregon's first female lawyer: A legal Mother Teresa? (Part 3 of 3 on Mary Leonard) 1890s, 1900s, 1910s #MaryLeonard #LadyLawyer #Portland #Waterfront #PioneerCourthouse #NorthEnd #Whitechapel #Syphilis #SoiledDoves #AbigailScottDuniway #Feminism #MalcolmClarkJr #KerryAbrams #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2012.05.20 Pioneering Oregon “lady lawyer” deserved a better legacy (Part 2 of 3 on Mary Leonard) 1870s, 1880s, 1890s #WascoCounty #MaryLeonard #BoardinghouseKeeper #AttorneyAtLaw #SkidRow #LadyLawyer #JCHaines #MatthewDeady #SupremeCourt #MultnomahCountyHospital #MalcolmClarkJr #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #WASCOcounty
2012.05.13 Oregon's first female lawyer faced trial for murder (Part 1 of 3 on Mary Leonard) 1870s #MaryLeonard #MailOrderBride #SpousalAbuse #Adultery #Murderess #LadyLawyer #Swiss #DanielLeonard #NorthEnd #ShanghaiPDX #MalcolmClark #KerryAbrams #MyrnaAldrich #HelenKrebs #TheDalles #COLUMBIAriver #WASCOcounty
2012.05.06 “Roaring Twenties” murder mystery solved by cop's diligence 1920s #RailroadBulls #GangOfThieves #Shootout #BoxcarMurder #DanCasey #BuckPhillips #HGSchneider #UnionPacific #RidingTheRails #Troutdale #DetectiveJohnGoltz #DavisHotel #Albina #JohnBurns #StewartHolbrook #CigaretteTheft #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2012.04.29 Giant skeleton find recalled old legend of pirate treasure 1930s #SalmonRiver #CampWestwind #BuriedTreasure #ElmerCalkins #JohnHorner #OAC #ThreeRocksBeach #GiantSkeleton #Middens #Pirates #Shipwreck #YWCA #RubyElHult #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
2012.04.22 Historic mansion was once home of Portland “starvation cult” 1890s #Portland #TheLawn #Fatal #Progressives #Charismatic #Mystery #Prayer #Fasting #GeorgeWilliams #Mayor #FaithHealer #KateAnnWilliams #StarvationCult #Holiness #AliceWells #SidneyTeiser #MonicaDrake #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2012.04.15 Oregon man's Supreme Court confirmation scotched by his wife 1870s #GeorgeWilliams #KateAnnWilliams #PillowTalk #USSenate #SCOTUS #ChiefJustice #SupremeCourt #SidneyTeiser #UlyssesGrant #JuliaBoggsGrant #Blackmail #Rumors #MrsJALogan #StarvationCult #TruthCult #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2012.04.08 Mass murderer honored in monument at county courthouse 1870s, 1930s, present #Enterprise #ChineseMassacreCove #DeepCreek #GregoryNokes #RichardCockle #WallowaCountyCourthouseArch #BlueEvans #BruceEvans #TitusCanfield #OmarLaRue #HezekiahHughes #HiramMaynard #FrankVaughan #RobertMcMillan #MichaelNove #OUTBACK #WALLOWAcounty
2012.04.01 Mariner survived shipwreck by being trapped in the wreckage 1910s #GasolineSchooner #Oshkosh #ColumbiaRiverBar #GeorgeMay #KruseAndBanks #CaptThomasLatham #EngineerGeorgeMay #DonMarshall #JamesGibbs #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2012.03.25 Shanghaied in Astoria: Port city was once a perilous place 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #ShanghaiedInAstoria #Shanghaiing #Crimping #Waterfront #Kidnappers #Boxing #Preacher #Sailors #SailingShip #BloodMoney #MarthaMcKeown #MontHawthorne #GeorgeGrannis #RichardDillon #SailorsBoardinghouse #BoardingMasters #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2012.03.18 “Oregon’s Outback” was a real moonshiner's paradise in ’20s 1920s, 1930s #Bend #Explosion #Dynamite #BuckMariott #CMcBride #ProhibitionOfficers #ValeTaylor #Bootleggers #Moonshine #Prineville #OswaldWest #Rumrunners #Smugglers #BathtubGin #DavidBraly #JohnKaboris #Booze #BlueRuin #OUTBACK
2012.03.11 Postwar Portland turned away Nat “King” Cole, Billie Holiday 1940s, 1950s #Portland #DudeRanch #Jazz #Racism #Promoters #ShowBiz #WilliamsAve #Black #RobertDietsch #Jumptown #RoseQuarter #Vanport #Shipyards #Albina #PicAndPat #UrbanRenewal #ShakeDancers #UrbanCowboys #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty
2012.03.04 Cruise-ship skipper wasn’t the first to “fall into a lifeboat” 1900s #Steamship #SouthPortland #Shipwreck #CapeBlanco #COAST #CURRYcounty
2012.02.26 Incompetent opium smugglers had friend in high places 1890s #Portland #Smuggling #Corruption #DumbCrooks #NatBlum #WilliamDunbar #JamesLotan #CustomsInspector #Republican #StarkStreetFerry #BullRunWater #ArlingtonClub #MerchantsSteamship #Opium #Chinese #SeidBack #Waterfront #CharlesLadd #HumanTrafficking #KimbarkMacColl #PDXmetro #MULTNOMAHcounty #CLACKAMAScounty
2012.02.19 First seaworthy log raft helped Oregon build city of San Diego 1900s, 1910s 1920s, 1930s #ClatsopCounty #Offshore #OregonCoast #ColumbiaRiver #Inventors #TimberCulture #Marine #Logging #FirstestMostest #SimonBenson #COLUMBIAriver #CLATSOPcounty #COLUMBIAcounty
2012.02.12 Fog made the difference between a reprimand and a medal 1950s #USCG #Rescue #MotorLifeboat #ThomasMcAdams #COAST #LINCOLNcounty
2012.02.05 Homesteader’s plan to get extra land involved bigamy, murder 1900s #NormanWilliams #AlmaNesbitt #Bigamy #LandFraud #Murder #CASCADErange #HOODRIVERcounty
2012.01.29 Forty-day debauch made Oregon legislature nationally notorious 1890s #JonathanBourneJr #HoldUpSession #JohnHMitchell #JohnHipple #OregonLegislature #USSenate #1896 #BourneMills #WhalingShips #NorthEnd #Portland #SouthernPacific #Bribery #FreeSilver #GoldStandard #EldridgeBlock #BournesHarem #HenryCorbett #JosephSimon #EKimbarkMacColl #WalterMPierce #WickedPortland #WILLAMETTEvalley #MARIONcounty
2012.01.22 Coast Guard catastrophe sprang from bad boat design (Part 2 of 2 on the Triumph incident) 1960s #MotorLifeboat #52foot #Rescue #Mermaid #ColumbiaRiverBar #COAST #CLATSOPcounty
2012.01.15 USCG's worst Columbia disaster started as routine (Part 1 of 2 on the Triumph incident) 1960s #USCG #MotorLifeboats #36foot #Rescue #Mermaid #ColumbiaRiverBar #COLUMBIAriver #CLATSOPcounty
2012.01.08 Tangent City Hall office cat was the city's landlord 1980s, 1990s #KittyKat #Richest #Landlord #Tomcat #Barn #CityHall #JohnBass #BigRedBarn #DairyFarm #Tangent #RichestCat #GeorgiaEdwards #ADA #AlexPaul #AlbanyDemocratHerald #WILLAMETTEvalley #LINNcounty
2012.01.01 Oregon City was home of world's first electric power grid 1880s, 1890s #WillametteFalls #Hydroelectric #HighTension #EdwardEastman #ThomasEdison #PGE #Tesla #Westinghouse #WabbitIsWesting #AlternatingCurrent #TWSullivanPowerPlant #JamesLong #JoshuaBinus #PDXmetro #CLACKAMAScounty
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 #COLUMBIAriver #CLATSOPcounty
2011.10.31 Steamboat monopoly's clever coup ended up costing them plenty COLUMBIA RIVER
Columbia
1870s, 1880s #OregonRailwayNavigation #UriahBScott #Riverboat #Fleetwood #COLUMBIAriver #COLUMBIAcounty #MULTNOMAHcounty
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 #MoronsInTheNews #FrankClayton #GeorgeDavis #PeoriaJewelryStore #OakGroveChurch #Dynamite #Safecracking #ChiefWells #NateSolomon #BillMcCash
2011.03.27 * Oregon had first female governor in US history *deprecated* 1900s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2011.03.27 Eugene woman was first female VP candidate to get Electoral College vote WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Lane
1970s #ToniNathan #LibertarianParty
2011.03.20 Malheur County rancher saves pioneer Oregon aviator's life OUTBACK
Malheur
1930s #TedBarber #BendFlyingService #CaughtOutAfterDusk #Waco9 #CurtissOX5engine #CatlowValley #SteensMountain #Andrews #FrankHenry #DeadManFlying #Deadstick #RalphGrove #TheBarnstormingMustanger
2011.03.13 Did Buddhist monk from China “discover” Oregon 1,600 years ago? COAST 490s A.D. #Fusang #HwuiShan #ChineseJunk #Utopians #BuddhistMonks #Evangelism #CharlesLeland #JamesAndrewLong #Conquistadors #Explorers #Quivira
2011.03.06 Chinese gold smuggler saved woman and her baby, then vanished SOUTHERN
Jackson
1860s, 1870s #Cheng #ChineseCourier #BrokenWagon #CaliforniaGoldRush #Chinatown #KuLi #GoldMiners #Smugglers #BlockadeRunners #DaveCheng #JoeStout #SylviaSunMinnick
2011.02.27 Tiny home-built schooner “Morning Star” saved Tillamook settlers COAST
Tillamook
1850s #TillamookBayBar #ColumbiaRiverBar #MorningStar #DIY #CheeseFactory #Indians #CaptainMeans #WarrenVaughan #USSShark #AdaOrcutt #DonMarshall #EWWright
2011.02.20 When dynamite truck blew up in Roseburg, it looked like nuclear war SOUTHERN
Douglas
1950s #Explosion #Fatal #Dynamite #FrontierAirlines #Sputnik #GeorgeRutherford #PacificPowderCo #GerretsenBuildingSupply #UmpquaHotel #DennisTandy #MarilynTandy #DaleGreenley #BarrySerafin #BrentWalth #RoseburgBlast
2011.02.13 Shipwrecked fur traders walked from Oregon Coast to Louisiana COAST
Coos
1800s #SeaOtter #Shipwrecked #Marooned #UmpquaRiver #FurTraders #Reedsport #NewOrleans #BabtisteLavall #MichaelConner #JeanLozier #EmmanuelSilver #DonMarshall #HenrySchoolcraft
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 #WilhoitSprings #CascadeFoothills #CountyPark #TableRockCreek #Schoenborn #JudithChapman #GeorgeWalton #WHLeeds #DuntonFarms #Hydrotherapy
2011.01.30 Japanese submarine I-25 blasted its way into Oregon history — twice. COAST
Curry &al.
1940s #ClatsopCounty #MeijiTagami #DeckGun #Seaplane #i25 #ImperialJapanese #Navy #Yokosuka #e14y #seaplane #BatteryRussell #BombsOverBrookings #FortStevens #BombsOverBrookings #WilliamMcCash #BurtWebber #DonMarshall
2011.01.23 Vanport houses floated like life rafts, helped many survive the flood. PDX METRO
Multnomah
1940s #RailroadEmbankment #ShipyardHousing #PSU #VanportFlood #HenryKaiser #LibertyShips #FloatingHouses #PortlandMeadows #VanportCollege #ManlyMaben #StewartHolbrook
2011.01.16 Oregon back country is rich in legends of buried treasure and robbers' loot. STATEWIDE 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s #StagecoachRobbery #MissingLoot #LostGold #CLEubanks #FortGrant #Paymaster #LouseCreek #LostGold #BuriedTreasure #HPPage #WellsFargo #RubberBoot #PeavyArboretum #RalphFriedman
2011.01.09 Shipwreck of Brother Jonathan is ground zero in ugly squabble over treasure. COAST
Curry
1860s #BrotherJonathan #Steamship #Sinking #Spooky #CharlesBrooks #FrancisPatent #MetallicLifeboat #TuleLifePreservers #DanAndLousOysterBar #TreasureHunters #DonMarshall #JohnFarrell #JohnGriffith
2011.01.02 Bobbie the Wonder Dog’s 2,500-mile odyssey put Silverton on the map. WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Marion
1920s #RoadTrip #ScotchCollie #IllinoisToOregon #FrankBrazier #ElizabethBrazier #ReoCafe #SilvertonBobbie #OverlandRedBird #NovaBaumgarten #HumaneSociety #RinTinTin #RalphFriedman #JudithKent #SusanStelljes
2010.12.27 * Rumrunners sent to prison for rescuing sailors *deprecated* 1920s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2010.12.20 Depoe Bay, the world's smallest natural harbor, used to be even smaller. COAST
Lincoln
1920s #SpoutingHorn #Stormwatch #ShowBiz #Marine #NationallyFamous #WorldRecord #Tourism #Geysers #DepoeBayAquarium #HarveyCollins #StanAllyn #NikiPrice
2010.12.13 America's first “rest area” had marble walls, crowns oldest scenic highway. COLUMBIA RIVER
Multnomah
1910s #ColumbiaRiverHighway #SamuelHill #SimonBenson #LesterHorn #MultnomahFalls #GoodRoads #CrownPointVistaHouse #Gorge #Corbett #SamuelLancaster
2010.12.05 * Temperance crusaders battled saloon keeper *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 #BeachBill #PublicBeaches #ArchCape #CannonBeach #Stagecoach #RalphFriedman #RooseveltMilitaryHighway #WilliamSullivan
2010.11.21 Town of Bandon destroyed by its founder's favorite garden shrub. COAST
Coos
1930s #Bandon #Gorse #Invasive #LordGeorgeBennett #Ireland #ForestFire #Logging #SlashBurn #StewartHolbrook #USCG #CoquilleRiver #Beach #BobHoward #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 #MickeyHotSprings #Geothermal #CrystalCraneHotSprings #NevadaThermalPower #CharlesCrumpGeyser #MatthewPreusch #HarrietBaskas #JeffBirkby
2010.11.07 Portland Trail Blazers' fate hung on extra-long bathroom break. PDX METRO
Multnomah
1970s #HarryGlickman #NBA #BasketballTeam #Financing #TrailBlazers #AbePollin #BankersHours #BeverlyWilshire #MattLove #PottyBreak #Toilet
2010.10.31 Mountain ghost town home of Oregon’s greatest mining swindle. OUTBACK
Baker
1900s #Bourne #SaltedGoldMines #CrackerCreek #Suckers #MilesPotter #Sumpter #WallaceWhite #Granite #SampsonCompany #HiawathaMine #ConsolidatedStandardMine #StewartHolbrook
2010.10.24 Family camped unnoticed in downtown Portland for years. PDX METRO
Multnomah
2000s #ForestPark #FailedDevelopment #FrankAndRuth #JohnCharlesOlmstead #OilWells #Veterans #StealthCamping #SteveAmen #VincePatton #MarcyHoule #JosephRose
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 #ThomasCondon #FossilLake #LabreaTarPits #JohnWhiteaker #Pleistocene #Megafauna #JamesMartin #BLM #MelanyTupper #HerbertElftman #EllenMcCormack
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 #NIMBY #WaterPowered #RalphFriedman #DeannaHart
2010.10.03 Marcus Whitman wanted to "save" Oregon, but not from the British. COLUMBIA RIVER
Umatilla
1840s #MissionaryWork #WhitmanMassacre #MarcusWhitman #Narcissa #GermanMeasles #Pandemic #JointOccupancy #5440orFight #WarOf1812 #OregonTrail #Emigrants #CoveredWagons #OliverNixon #StewartHolbrook #BillGulick
2010.09.27 Why legendary Old West lawman Virgil Earp is buried in Oregon. PDX METRO
Multnomah
1900s #RiverviewCemetery #NellieJaneBertrand #VirgilsDaughter #WyattEarp #VirgilEarp #CivilWar #UnionArmy #TombstoneArizona #OKCorral #Prescott #AllieStevenson #GeorgeLaw #GoldfieldNevada #AlexBertrand #RalphFriedman #RandolFletcher
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 * Joe Knowles was “Bear Grylls of the 1910s” *deprecated* 1910s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2010.09.06 Columbia was a wild, frothy, dangerous place once — especially Celilo Falls. COLUMBIA RIVER
Wasco &al.
1950s #HoodRiverCounty #CascadeLocks #CeliloVillage #TheDalles #Indian #Marine #LostCities #ColumbiaRiver #Salmon #Dipnets #BonnevilleDam #CeliloLake #Progress #RalphFriedman #BillGulick #VincePatton #CharlesWilkinson
2010.08.29 When bank closed, North Bend minted its own money — out of wood. COAST
Coos
1930s #MyrtlewoodMoney #SoCalledDollars #StillLegalTender #NorthBend #Depression #HerbertHoover #BankRun #FirstNationalBank #EdgarMcDaniel #IrvinRoss #DuncansMyrtlewoodCrofters #WoodenNickels #HarrietBaskas #WintonRoss
2010.08.22 The legendary Spanish gold of Neahkahnie Mountain, near Cannon Beach. COAST
Tillamook
1690s #MythsAndLegends #BuriedTreasure #SpanishGalleon #NehalemBay #Murder #PatSmith #OswaldWestStatePark #TillamookTreasure #ThomasMcKay #BillGulick #WilliamSullivan #Pirates #PiecesOfEight #Goonies #NativeAmericans
2010.08.15 West Coast's first woman MD lived in Oregon. PDX METRO
Multnomah &al.
1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900s #DouglasCounty #BetheniaOwensAdair #Roseburg #EclecticMedicine #LegrandHill #Suffrage #Progressives #SpousalAbuse #Berkeley #Nursing #Warrenton #Eugenics #Sterilization #RalphFriedman #DorothyJohnson #JohnKitzhaber
2010.08.08 Without Astorians’ “failure,” Oregon would probably now be part of Canada, eh? COAST
Clatsop
1910s #Tonquin #Shipwreck #WarOf1812 #JointOccupancyTreaty #England #PacificFurCompany #JohnJacobAstor #FortClatsop #FortAstoria #OregonTerritory #JonathanThorn #54-40 #LewisAndClark #BakerBay #MarieDorion #SnakeRiver #BillGulick #RogerKaza
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 #WhiskeyScow #Albina #Riverboat #ProstitutionSting #SteamHeating #Sternwheeler #StewartHolbrook #SpiderJohnson #EricksonsSaloon #CorriJimenez
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 * Outlaw Harry Tracy's 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 #PhilosopherPickett #OregonSpectator #OregonTerritory #Muckrakers #Gadfly #FredericHuston #LawrencePowell #RichardHeinzkill #AndrewJewell #OregonCity
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 too much for Legislature *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) *deprecated* 1980s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2010.05.23 * Rajneeshpuram: The collapse of the Bhagwan's city (Part 3 of 4) *deprecated* 1980s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2010.05.16 * Rajneeshpuram: Oregon's "red scare" featured Rolls-Royces (Part 2 of 4) *deprecated* 1980s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2010.05.09 * Rajneeshpuram, Oregon's most infamous ashram: The backstory (Part 1 of 4) *deprecated* 1970s, 1980s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
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 just 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 #CulpCreek #MosbyCreek #StandByMe #CottageGrove #BLM #BohemiaInc #WillametteIndustries #BillSullivan
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 #Korea #Pyongyang #SteveWilliamson #OldJoeHuddleston #Donna
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 #OregonVortex #XFiles #JohnLitster #ForceField #MagneticField #OldGreyEagleMine #SarahKershaw
2010.02.21 Dispute over reservation land lasted 101 years OUTBACK
Jefferson
1870s, 1970s #WarmSpringsIndians #ReservationLand #JeffersonCounty #BadFaith #Native #LandClaims #McQuinnStrip #JoelPalmer #KaNeeTaResort #GeorgeLinn #LandOffice #Sodbusters
2010.02.14 Bits of Hollywood train wreck still in Row River WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Lane
1920s #BusterKeaton #TheGeneral #SilentFilmEra #BurningBridge #SilentFilm #CottageGrove #CivilWar #HollywoodStudios #LloydWilliams #MeghanKalkstein #TrainWreck
2010.02.07 For pioneer family, robbers were lifesavers CASCADE RANGE
Lane
1890s #McKenziePass #HighwayRobbers #WagonRoad #SixChildren #Highway242 #GeorgeHarveyDyer #DeeWrightObservatory #CasketBuilder #EdDyer
2010.01.31 Underground city found in Pendleton potholes OUTBACK
Umatilla
1880s, 1890s, 1980s #PendletonUnderground #ChineseExclusionAct #Cowboys #SundownLaws #Potholes #TranscontinentalRailroad #Chinatown #OpiumDens #Prohibition #Apothecary #BillGulick
2010.01.24 Gold country legend: The solid-gold snuff can CASCADE RANGE
Lane
1920s, 1930s #McKenzieBridge #Indian #FordModelT #DeerhornRanch #DonChurchill #Rockhound #Snuff #Snoose #Copenhagen #GoldDust #GoldMine
2010.01.17 * Biggest meteorite in U.S. found in West Linn *deprecated* 1900s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2010.01.10 Bing Cherry has roots on Oregon Trail PDX METRO
Clackamas
1850s #HendersonLuelling #ApplesToOregon #Nurseryman #Lewelling #OregonTrail #Quakers #HarmonialBrotherhood #JohnMinthorn #WagonTrees #IndianTribes #OregonColumbia #RalphBeebe #TriciaWagner
2010.01.03 * Timberline Lodge could have been a skyscraper *deprecated* 1920s, 1930s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
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, 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 * Newport as Oregon's major seaport city? *deprecated* 1860s, 1870s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.11.15 * 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 *deprecated* 1840s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
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 thirsty lush *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 foes 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 #FederalWritersProject #LibraryOfCongress #MaddestMan #Donovan #CorpseAwakens #CharlieImus #Undertaker #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 #CapeBlanco #MountEmily #Submarine #ImperialJapan #WW2
2009.07.08 * Ashland Shakespeare plays beat 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 * STORY DEPRECATED due to obsolescence of topic
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 in Oregon *deprecated* 1940s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.04.26 * Oregon ex-farmer 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 * The Oregon Electric railroad line story *deprecated* 1900s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.03.22 * Love Crater Lake? Thank an Albany newsman *deprecated* 1880s, 1890s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.03.18 * Coming soon to a beach: 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—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—1910s * STORY DEPRECATED in favor of later updated version
2009.02.01 * Art students "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—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—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 balloon bombs start 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