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1000 Friends of Oregon by Deborah Howe

1000 Friends of Oregon was founded in 1975 by Governor Tom McCall and attorney Henry Richmond as a nonprofit watchdog organization advocating for and ensuring ...

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14th Amendment by David Peterson del Mar

The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution declared that the federal government would guarantee the rights of citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized ...

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15th Amendment by David Peterson del Mar

Civil War Reconstruction arguably culminated with the Fifteenth Amendment. Ratified in 1870, a year after Congress had passed it, the amendment stated that voting rights "shall ...

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1st Oregon Volunteer Infantry by Warren Aney

During the 1860s, the major military-Indian conflicts of the Pacific Northwest were in the Great Basin and Snake River areas of southeastern Oregon and southern ...

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2nd Oregon Volunteer Infantry by Warren Aney

Relations between the United States and Spain were already strained over Cuba when the battleship USS Maine mysteriously exploded in Havana Harbor on February 15 ...

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41st Infantry Division by Warren Aney

The 41st Division of the Army National Guard was organized on July 18, 1917, at Camp Greene, North Carolina, under the command of Major General ...

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Aaron B. Lerner (1921-2007) by Lee Lewis Husk

The man known as the “dean of pigmentation,” Aaron Bunsen Lerner, spent three years in Oregon doing research that proved vital in understanding mammalian ...

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Abert Rim by Ellen Bishop

Abert Rim rises from the desert floor in southern Lake County like a giant, looming wall. It is the most formidable and longest fault scarp ...

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Abigail Scott Duniway (1834-1915) by Jean M. Ward

Outspoken and often controversial, Abigail Scott Duniway is remembered as Oregon's "Mother of Equal Suffrage" and "the pioneer Woman Suffragist of the great Northwest ...

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Abraham Lincoln Savage (1864-1950) by Frank A. Lang

At the time of his death in July 7, 1950, Abraham Lincoln Savage was considered one of Josephine County's oldest and most distinguished citizens ...

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