Willie Mae Young Hart (1915-2017)
by Heather Burmeister
In addition to the community organizing that characterized so many of her contemporaries, Willie Mae Young Hart made a habit of breaking the color line ...
Willis Hawley (1864-1941)
by Luke Carlson
Republican Willis Chatman Hawley represented the 1st Congressional District in northwest Oregon from March 1907 to March 1933. As chair of the House Ways and ...
Wilson Price Hunt (1783-1842)
by E.W. Giesecke
In 1809, John Jacob Astor selected Wilson Price Hunt to be his St. Louis agent for a new enterprise—the Pacific Fur Company—and to lead an ...
by E.W. Giesecke
The first house built by non-Natives In Oregon Country that was intended to be permanent was built on the south shore of the Columbia River in June ...
Woman Suffrage in Oregon
by Kimberly Jensen
The campaign to achieve voting rights (also called suffrage or the franchise) for Oregon women from 1870 to 1912 is part of a broad and ...
Women's Land Army
by Kathy Tucker
In 1942, after many men in Oregon had left the workforce to fight in World War II, thousands of women joined a different kind of ...
by Sarah Mirk
The X-Ray Cafe was a premiere hole-in-the-wall, all-ages music venue that helped shaped Portland's early 1990s music scene. Benjamin Arthur Ellis and Tres Shannon ...
York (ca. 1770-?)
by Darrell Millner
York was William Clark's slave and an integral member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, sent by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the Louisiana ...
Zane Grey (1872–1939)
by Jeff LaLande
Inveterate angler Zane Grey, writer of highly popular Western fiction, first visited Oregon in 1919 to fish the waters of the Rogue River and Crater ...