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Willamette River (essay) by William G. Robbins

The Willamette River and its extensive drainage basin lie in the greater Cascades geological province, extending from British Columbia to northern California. The river and …

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Willamette River flood of 1894 by William F. Willingham

The Willamette River, in its natural state, has been subject to annual flooding, at times severe. Draining an area of over 11,200 square miles, the …

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Willamette River flood of 1964 by William F. Willingham

The Willamette River, in its natural state, was subject to annual flooding. Draining an area of over 11,200 square miles, the river supplied water for …

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Willamette River flood of 1996 by William F. Willingham

In 1996, as part of a larger pattern of winter flooding in the Pacific Northwest, the Willamette River experienced a major flooding, threatening the City …

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Willamette Stone and Willamette Meridian by Champ Clark Vaughan

Land surveys accomplished under the U.S. Government's Rectangular Survey System are the basis for the establishment of land titles and boundaries within Oregon. The initial …

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Willamette University by William F. Willingham

Willamette University, the oldest university west of the Mississippi River, was founded in 1842. Located in Salem, the university had its origins in a school …

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Willamette University College of Law by Anne Marie Becka

In July 1866, the Reverend Luther T. Woodward reported to the Willamette University board of trustees that several prominent Oregonians wanted to establish a law …

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Willamette Valley (essay) by William G. Robbins

The Willamette Valley, bounded on the west by the Coast Range and on the east by the Cascades, is the largest river valley in Oregon. …

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Willamette Valley Treaties (essay) 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 …

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Willamette Valley Treaty Commission by Daniel Boxberger

On June 5, 1850, An Act Authorizing the Negotiation of Treaties with the Indian Tribes in the Territory of Oregon, for the Extinguishment of their …

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