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Importing Asian Labor by Ward Tonsfeldt & Paul G. Claeyssens

The completion of a northern transcontinental railroad brought new people, new ideas, and new ethnic groups to the Northwest. Even before the completion of the ...

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Promoting Dreams by Ward Tonsfeldt & Paul G. Claeyssens

Of Oregon’s pre-Depression reclamation projects, the Vale-Owyhee undertaking in the southeastern part of the state was unquestionably the largest and the most ambitious. Although ...

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A Frenzy of Timber Speculation by Ward Tonsfeldt & Paul G. Claeyssens

Timber was also important in the Klamath and Harney basins. The extension of the Southern Pacific Railroad to Klamath Falls from the south in 1909 ...

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Drifting Away from the Reservation by Ward Tonsfeldt & Paul G. Claeyssens

Through periods of war and peace, the federal government continued to vigorously pursue its “civilization” policies on northwestern Indian reservations. While the off-reservation boarding schools ...

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An Economic Turnaround by Ward Tonsfeldt & Paul G. Claeyssens

The First World War marked a turnaround in what had been a prolonged period of depressed prices for lumber and agricultural products. When Germany sent ...

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Rural-Urban Tensions by Ward Tonsfeldt & Paul G. Claeyssens

The ambitions and aspirations of Portland’s business community were truly expansive. Its publications regularly alluded to “unoccupied” districts, “untapped” wealth, and the benefits of ...

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Reconversion by Ward Tonsfeldt & Paul G. Claeyssens

As the wars in Europe and Asia slogged toward their bloody ends, federal and state officials turned their attention toward the shape of the postwar ...

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War Production by Ward Tonsfeldt & Paul G. Claeyssens

The most visible signs of change in the Pacific Northwest involved the two principal centers of war manufacturing. In the Seattle-Tacoma area, the Boeing Company ...

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Cultural Enterprises by Ward Tonsfeldt & Paul G. Claeyssens

In addition to its rich literary heritage, Oregon has a long history of other cultural enterprises. German, Scandinavian, and numerous other ethnic organizations proliferated in ...

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Professionalizing Education by Ward Tonsfeldt & Paul G. Claeyssens

Effective and comprehensive public-school education was not achieved in Oregon until the early twentieth century. High schools were established on a district-by-district basis from 1880 ...

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