Willamette Valley Treaties
by David Lewis
From 1848 to 1855, the United States made several treaties with the tribes of western Oregon. Those treaties cleared the way for increased settlement by ...
by Charlene Brown
Willamina, located in the northwestern Willamette Valley, is in both Yamhill and Polk Counties. The town was named for the river that flows through it ...
Willard B. Spalding (1904-1981)
by Ulrich H. Hardt
A nationally recognized and respected educator, Willard B. Spalding held two key positions in Oregon during critical times: superintendent of Portland schools at the end ...
Will Daly (1869-1924)
by Shawn Daley
But for the dubious interference of the Oregonian, City Councilman Will Daly may have had the distinction of being Portland’s longest-serving mayor. Daly’s campaign to ...
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 ...
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 ...
William Byrd Festival
by Virginia Hancock
The William Byrd Festival began as the brainchild of two men: Dean Applegate, founder and director of Cantores in Ecclesia (a Portland choir established in ...