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William Sumio Naito (1925-1996) by Chet Orloff

William “Bill” Naito was born in Portland in 1925. His parents, Hide and Fukiye, had emigrated in 1912 from Japan, and Hide ran a successful …

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Willie Mae Young Hart (1915-2017) by Heather Burmeister

In addition to the community organizing that characterized so many of her contemporaries, Willie Mae Young Hart made a habit of breaking the color line. …

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Willis Hawley (1864-1941) by Luke Carlson

Republican Willis Chatman Hawley represented the 1st Congressional District in northwest Oregon from March 1907 to March 1933. As chair of the House Ways and …

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Wilson Price Hunt (1783-1842) by E.W. Giesecke

In 1809, John Jacob Astor selected Wilson Price Hunt to be his St. Louis agent for a new enterprise—the Pacific Fur Company—and to lead an …

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Winona LaDuke (1959-) by Mary Jane Cedar-Face

Winona LaDuke (Mississippi Band of Anishinaabe Indians) is an internationally respected Native American environmental leader, author, politician, and economist. She is best known for her …

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Winship Settlement by E.W. Giesecke

The first house built by non-Natives In Oregon Country that was intended to be permanent was built on the south shore of the Columbia River in June …

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Woman Suffrage in Oregon (essay) by Kimberly Jensen

The campaign to achieve voting rights (also called suffrage or the franchise) for Oregon women from 1870 to 1912 is part of a broad and …

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Women's Land Army by Kathy Tucker

In 1942, after many men in Oregon had left the workforce to fight in World War II, thousands of women joined a different kind of …

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Woody Guthrie and the Columbia River by William Murlin

It is sometimes hard to believe that one month in the life of a twenty-eight-year-old Oklahoma-born folk singer could have a lasting impact on an …

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X-Ray Cafe by Sarah Mirk

The X-Ray Cafe was a premiere hole-in-the-wall, all-ages music venue that helped shaped Portland's early 1990s music scene. Benjamin Arthur Ellis and Tres Shannon founded …

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