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William Clark (1770-1838) by William L. Lang

William Clark is indelibly connected to Oregon in many ways, some obvious and direct, such as his co-leadership of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in …

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William Corbin (1916-1999) by Ulrich H. Hardt

William Corbin McGraw and Eloise Jarvis McGraw, husband and wife, were award-winning Oregon authors of children and young adult books. Corbin was born in …

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William Cusick (1842-1922) by Rhoda Love

William Cusick was a Northwest pioneer botanist who contributed enormously to the early knowledge of Oregon's flora. Cusick's particular area of exploration was the Wallowa-Blue …

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William Everson (1910-1994) by Tim Barnes

William Oliver Everson, a prominent poet in the San Francisco Renaissance, was also a master printer, Dominican lay brother, literary scholar, riveting speaker, and dynamic …

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William Givler (1908-2000) by Roger Hull

William Givler was an artist and educator who joined the faculty of the Museum Art School (now Pacific Northwest College of Art) in Portland …

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William Green T'Vault (1806-1869) by Jeff LaLande

William Green T’Vault had a wide-ranging career in early Oregon. A truculent and controversial political figure during the territorial and Civil War periods, T'Vault (pronounced …

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William G. Steel (1854-1934) by Stephen R. Mark

Born in Ohio on September 7, 1854, William Gladstone Steel was raised in an abolitionist family that provided refuge for escaped slaves on the …

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William Hanley (1861-1935) by Marjorie Thelen

William Hanley, who was known as the Sage of Harney Valley, was born on February 8, 1861, in Jacksonville, Oregon, then called the Rogue River …

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William H. Kinross (1846-1913) by Thomas M. Hard

William H. Kinross conducted Oregon’s earliest performances of symphonic choral music, skillfully leading local talent in great oratorios and classical orchestral works. Born on December …

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William James (Jack) McLarty (1919-2011) by Roger Hull

William James “Jack” McLarty, one of Oregon’s veteran modern painters, was born in 1919 in Seattle but grew up in downtown Portland, helping his parents …

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