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U.S.S. Oregon City (CA-122) by James V. Hillegas-Elting

The U.S.S. Oregon City (CA-122) was the namesake of its class of heavy cruisers. Designed, ordered, and built during World War II, it was an …

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U.S.S. Peacock by Haley Best

The U.S.S. Peacock, a ten-gun, three-masted sloop, was the first ship outfitted by the U.S. government for scientific exploration. Part of the U.S. Exploring …

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U.S.S. Sederstrom (DE-31) by James V. Hillegas-Elting

The U.S.S. Sederstrom (DE-31) was named for Delmore “Verdi” Sederstrom of Salem, a U.S. Navy officer who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. …

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U.S.S. Umpqua by James V. Hillegas-Elting

Three commissioned U.S. Navy ships have been named Umpqua in honor of the Native American tribe or the river in southern Oregon. The first was …

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Valley Migrant League by Kathy Tucker

From 1965 until 1974, the Valley Migrant League (VML) helped Oregon migrant farm workers and former farm workers attain a better life through education and …

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Vance DeBar (Pinto) Colvig (1892-1967) by Dawna Curler

Nicknamed Pinto because of his generously freckled face, Vance Debar Colvig was one of Oregon’s most colorful and talented native sons. Best known as the …

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Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church by Mr. Raymond Burell III

The history of the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church of Portland is entwined with the history of Oregon’s African American population. In September 2016, the …

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Van Evera Bailey (1903-1980) by Hope Svenson

Counted among the architects who developed the Northwest Regional Style, Van Evera Bailey designed houses that were noted for their regional sensibility, their livability, and …

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Vanport by Carl Abbott

In its short history, from 1942 to 1948, Vanport was the nation’s largest wartime housing development, a site for social innovation, a lightning rod for …

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Vanport Extension Center by Bryce Henry

The Vanport Extension Center grew from a converted shopping mall and recreation center in the World War II city of Vanport into Portland State University, …

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