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Walt Morey (1907-1992) by Eric A. Kimmel

Walt Morey (1907-1992) was one of four iconic writers who dominated childrens literature in Oregon during the last decades of the twentieth century. The other …

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Wapato Lake National Refuge by David Lewis

The Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge, approved in 2007, is a noncontiguous patchwork of Pacific Northwest rainforest near Gaston, in Washington and Yamhill Counties. The …

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Wapato (Wappato) Valley Indians by Robert Boyd

Lewis and Clark called them the "Wappato Indians," the people who inhabited the villages that lined the riverbanks in the "Wappato Valley," the resource-rich lowlands …

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Warner Pacific College by Sue Kopp

Warner Pacific College opened in 1937 as Pacific Bible College in Spokane, Washington. Within three years, founding President A.F. Gray moved the growing college to …

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Warren H. Williams (1844-1888) by Eileen Fitzsimons

Between 1869 and 1887, Warren Haywood Williams provided sophisticated architectural design to commercial, residential, and institutional clients in the Pacific Northwest. His most successful buildings used …

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Warren Vaughn (1823-1907) by Carla Albright

Born in Stuben County, New York, in 1823, Warren Nicholas Vaughn first heard about Tillamook, Oregon Territory, in the fall of 1851 from a friend …

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Warrior Point by William L. Lang

Warrior Point, on the north end of Sauvie Island in the Columbia River about fifteen river miles downstream from the mouth of the Willamette River, …

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Wascopam Mission by Robert Boyd

Wascopam Mission, which operated at The Dalles from 1838 to 1847, was the most successful of the early Methodist missions to Oregon Indians, recording more …

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Washington County Museum by Tania Hyatt-Evenson

The Washington County Museum (WCM) is one of the oldest historical institutions in Washington County. An independent nonprofit organization, the WCM collects, preserves, and exhibits …

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Wayne Morse (1900-1974) by Mason Drukman

Wayne Morse and the Vietnam War: the name and the conflict will be forever linked in American history. Not only did Morse, senator from Oregon, …

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