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Oregon Encyclopedia
Death penalty by William R. Long

Oregon has had a death penalty for most of its history as a state, though it executed only two people since 1963, and both of ...

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by William F. Willingham

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a hybrid military and civilian federal agency, developed Oregon's water transportation infrastructure and played a major role ...

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Columbia River Highway by Robert W. Hadlow

The Columbia River Highway, now known as the Historic Columbia River Highway, was a technical and civic achievement of its time, successfully mixing ambitious engineering ...

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Thomas Leander Moorhouse (1850-1926) by James Fox

Oregon photographer Thomas Leander Moorhouse of Pendleton, Oregon, was a multifaceted man. Born in 1850 in Marion County, Iowa, he moved with his family to ...

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Conde Balcom McCullough (1887-1946) by Robert W. Hadlow

Conde B. McCullough, born in Dakota Territory in 1887, was raised and educated in Iowa, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil engineering from Iowa ...

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Helen Gilkey (1886-1972) by Lois Leonard

Helen Margaret Gilkey was a nationally recognized mycologist, a talented botanical illustrator, and a watercolor artist. She was the first woman to obtain a Ph ...

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Am Olam by Jim Kopp

In response to pogroms in the early 1880s, two reform-minded organizations of Russian Jews sought opportunities outside their native Russia. One group, BILU (Beir Ya ...

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Hutson Museum by Eckard Toy

The Hutson Museum, a barn-red, old-style building with a panoramic view of Mount Hood, is a prominent landmark in Parkdale in the upper Hood River Valley ...

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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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Montgomery Ward/Park Building by Kathy Tucker

The Montgomery Ward building in northwest Portland was a hallmark of modern industrial design when it opened on January 1, 1921. Built with fireproof, steel-reinforced ...

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