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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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Vi Gale (1917 -2007) by Lars Nordstrom

Oregon poet and publisher Vi Gale was born Viola Håkansson in rural Noret along the Västerdal River in central Sweden. In 1923, the last year of major …

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Virginia Euwer Wolff (1937-) by Susan Fletcher

Virginia Euwer Wolff, a celebrated author of young adult literature, grew up in a large, hand-built log house in the shadow of Mount Hood. …

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Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center by Luke Sprunger

The Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center was established in 1975 to provide treatment for Spanish-speaking patients, immigrants, and others living in Washington and Yamhill Counties …

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Vladimir Nabokov in Oregon by Don Reynolds

Russian-born American novelist Vladimir Nabokov spent the summer of 1953 in Ashland, Oregon, collecting butterflies and working on his new novel, Lolita. A lepidopterist …

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