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Whitman Massacre by Cameron Addis

The 1847 murders of frontier missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman near the confluence of the Columbia and Walla Walla Rivers brought the Oregon Territory under ...

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Whitman Massacre Trial by Ronald B. Lansing

On November 29, 1847, Protestant missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and twelve others were killed by members of the Waiilatpu band of the Cayuse Indian ...

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Wild horses in Oregon by Barbara Ditman

Scientists believe that the ancestors of today's horses evolved in North America 3.5 million years ago. Those animals became extinct in the Americas ...

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Wilhelm Keil (1812-1877) by Jim Kopp

Known by his followers as Father Keil and as Dr. Keil and King Keil to others, Wilhelm Keil was the leader of one of the most ...

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Willamette Cattle Company by Cessna (Duke) Smith

In January 1837, settlers in the Willamette Valley organized the Willamette Cattle Company (WCC) for the singular purpose of buying cattle in California and herding ...

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Willamette Falls by David Lewis

The largest falls in Oregon and the sixth in the United States by volume, Willamette Falls is one of the most significant natural features in ...

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Willamette Industries by Barbara Mahoney

At its peak in the 1990s, Willamette Industries owned or managed 1.7 million acres of timberland and operated more than a hundred wood products ...

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Willamette Mission by Judy Chapman

Willamette Mission was the first noncommercial agricultural community established in the Willamette Valley by American resettlers, in 1834. The mission became a beachhead for ...

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Willamette National Forest by William G. Robbins

  The Willamette National Forest stretches along the western slope of Oregon’s Cascade Range, from Mount Jefferson south to Windigo Pass near Diamond Lake. It ...

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Willamette Pass by Gerald W. Williams

Willamette Pass, a 5,128-foot-high mountain pass in the Cascade Range, has been an important transportation route between the Willamette Valley and central Oregon for ...

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