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Warren Vaughn (1823-1907) by Carla Albright

Born in Stuben County, New York, in 1823, Warren Nicholas Vaughn first heard about Tillamook, Oregon Territory, in the fall of 1851 from a friend …

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Warrior Point by William L. Lang

Warrior Point, on the north end of Sauvie Island in the Columbia River about fifteen river miles downstream from the mouth of the Willamette River, …

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Wascopam Mission by Robert Boyd

Wascopam Mission, which operated at The Dalles from 1838 to 1847, was the most successful of the early Methodist missions to Oregon Indians, recording more …

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Washington County Museum by Tania Hyatt-Evenson

The Washington County Museum (WCM) is one of the oldest historical institutions in Washington County. An independent nonprofit organization, the WCM collects, preserves, and exhibits …

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Wayne Morse (1900-1974) by Mason Drukman

Wayne Morse and the Vietnam War: the name and the conflict will be forever linked in American history. Not only did Morse, senator from Oregon, …

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Wendell Wyatt (1917–2009) by Mark Henkels

Representing Oregon’s First Congressional District from 1964 to 1975, Wendell Wyatt was a voice of Republican moderation in the U.S. House of Representatives and was …

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West coast waterfront strike of 1934 by Michael Munk

"The most devastating work stoppage in Oregon's history" lasted 82 days, paralyzed commerce, and laid off 50,000 Oregonians. It also established one of the nation's …

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Western hemlock by Frank A. Lang

Western hemlock, or Alaska-spruce (Tsuga heterophylla), is a common conifer that grows in the cool, moist forests of northwest Oregon. Tsuga is the …

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Western larch by Frank A. Lang

Western Larch(Larix occidentalis) often goes unnoticed much of the year. In the fall, in mixed stands with other conifers or growing together, larches …

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Western Meadowlark by Stewart Janes

On a fence post in Wheeler County, a sandy brown bird delivers a rich song, beginning with loud, clear, flute-like notes followed by a jumble …

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