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Vaughn Street Park by William Cornett

Vaughn Street Park, as most Portlanders called it, was built in 1901 by streetcar-line owners C.F. Swigert and E.I. Fuller. The park, which filled an …

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Venetian Theater by Joe Fitzgibbon

The Venetian’s storied history begins in 1911, when former gold miner and semi-pro baseball player Orange “Pappy” Phelps purchased the 200-seat Grand Theater on Main …

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Verne Allen Duncan (1934-) by Ulrich H. Hardt

As the second longest-serving state chief education officer in Oregon history, Verne Allen Duncan established the direction for school improvement through his 1983 Action Plan …

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Vernon Bailey (1864-1942) by Alan Contreras

Vernon Bailey, chief field naturalist for the U.S. Bureau of Biological Survey from 1890 to 1933, is best known in Oregon as the author of  …

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Vernonia by Kaitlyn Kohlenberg

Vernonia lies in the upper Nehalem Valley of northwestern Oregon. With roughly 2,300 people, the town occupies about 1.5 square miles of land bisected by …

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Veterans Memorial Coliseum by Brian Libby

Veterans Memorial Coliseum is a 12,000-seat arena on the east bank of the Willamette River in Portland. Originally known simply as Memorial Coliseum, it was …

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Victor Atiyeh (1923-2014 ) by Jim Moore

Victor George Atiyeh was governor of Oregon from 1979 to 1987. The first Arab American governor in the United States, he became known as Trader …

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Victor Charles West (1921-2002) by Karen Hammer

Victor Charles West was a lifelong collector of maritime subject matter, with a focus on Oregon maritime history from the mid-nineteenth century through the twentieth …

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Victor Gardener (Vittore E. Giardinieri) (1909-2006) by Christopher Dungey

Victor Gardener (Vittore E. Giardinieri) was a master instrument maker who had a tremendous impact on players, teachers, and luthiers, including one of his most …

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Victoria (Wishikin) Wacheno Howard (c. 1865-1930) by Henry Zenk

Victoria (Wishikin) Wacheno Howard was the teller of Clackamas Chinook narratives and traditions transcribed by anthropologist Melville Jacobs and published by him as Clackamas Chinook …

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