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Albany by Mark Spence

The Albany area—situated at the confluence of the Calapooia and Willamette rivers and surrounded by one of the broadest and most level stretches of the …

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Albany Democrat-Herald by Floyd J. McKay

Newspapers on the western frontier were partisan and frequently flaunted their political affiliation. During the statehood era, Albany had two papers associated with the Democratic Party—the …

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Albany Arts Festival by Evedene Bennett

The Albany Spring Arts Festival was a highlight of Albany from 1970 until the late 1980s. The idea began in 1969 when Dick Blunk, vice …

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Albany streetcar system by Richard Thompson

The Albany Street Railway Company began operation on August 30, 1889, with a one-mile horse-car line that ran from the Southern Pacific depot to downtown by way of …

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Albany Timber Carnival by Edward Loy

From 1941 through 2000, the Albany Timber Carnival was held almost every year in early July to celebrate Independence Day and to focus on the …

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Lewis & Clark College by Jean M. Ward

Lewis & Clark College, a private and academically selective liberal arts college in Portland, is recognized nationally for its excellence in undergraduate teaching, its contributions …

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Allann Bros Coffee by Edwin Battistella

In the new American coffee culture, Albany-based Allann Bros Coffee carved out a niche as a gourmet roaster. Founded in 1972, just a year after …

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Santiam Wagon Road by Glenn Harrison

The Santiam Wagon Road was a vital commercial link connecting the Willamette Valley with central Oregon. Built between 1861 and 1868, the road, which closely …

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Alan Hart (1890-1962) by Morgen Young

Alan L. Hart was an Oregon physician, researcher, and writer and one of the first female-to-male transgender persons to undergo a hysterectomy in the United …

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Carnegie Libraries in Oregon by Jim Scheppke

Of the 1,679 public library buildings funded in the United States by Andrew Carnegie between 1883 and 1929, 31 were in Oregon. As was true …

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