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William A. Langille (1868-1956) by Stephen R. Mark

While some have called William A. Langille the father of forestry in Alaska, his name remains more firmly linked with Oregon. A native of Nova Scotia ...

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William Bernard Milbury (1872-1916) by Greg Walter

William Bernard Milbury was the first federal forest ranger in western Curry and southwest Coos Counties when he was hired to work the Port Orford ...

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William B. Smullin (1907-1995) by Ronald Kramer

William Brothers Smullin pioneered the first television stations in southern Oregon and northern California, building them into a broad, regional media presence that helped shape numerous communities.  Born in ...

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William Cameron McKay (1824-1893) by Henry Zenk

Dr. William Cameron McKay [mə kī´] lived his entire life on the lower and middle Columbia River, save for five years spent pursuing an education ...

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William Clark (1770-1838) by William L. Lang

William Clark is indelibly connected to Oregon in many ways, some obvious and direct, such as his co-leadership of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in ...

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William Corbin (1916-1999) by Ulrich H. Hardt

William Corbin McGraw and Eloise Jarvis McGraw, husband and wife, were award-winning Oregon authors of children and young adult books. Corbin was born in Des ...

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William Cusick (1842-1922) by Rhoda Love

William Cusick was a Northwest pioneer botanist who contributed enormously to the early knowledge of Oregon's flora. Cusick's particular area of exploration was ...

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William Everson (1910-1994) by Tim Barnes

William Oliver Everson, a prominent poet in the San Francisco Renaissance, was also a master printer, Dominican lay brother, literary scholar, riveting speaker, and dynamic ...

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William Givler (1908-2000) by Roger Hull

William Givler was an artist and educator who joined the faculty of the Museum Art School (now Pacific Northwest College of Art) in Portland in ...

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William Green T'Vault (1806-1869) by Jeff LaLande

William Green T’Vault had a wide-ranging career in early Oregon. A truculent and controversial political figure during the territorial and Civil War periods, T'Vault ...

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