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Abner Hunt "A. H." Francis (c. 1812–1872) and Isaac "I. B." Francis (1798-1856) by Kenneth Hawkins

A. H. Francis, a free Black, was a merchant and activist who in 1851 opened, with his brother I. B. Francis, what became a leading …

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Abraham Lincoln Savage (1864-1950) by Frank A. Lang

At the time of his death in July 7, 1950, Abraham Lincoln Savage was considered one of Josephine County's oldest and most distinguished citizens. He …

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Absalom Barrett Hallock (c. 1822-1892) by Patricia Failing

Absalom Barrett Hallock was the first established professional architect in Portland. He designed scores of houses, churches, and civic and commercial buildings, many of the …

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Ada Hastings Hedges (1883-1980) by Ulrich H. Hardt

Ada Hastings Hedges, poetry editor Borghild Lee wrote in the March 14, 1926, Oregon Journal, “is an exquisite artist…one of the most finished poets …

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Adair Village by Richard Engeman

The city of Adair Village is located in Benton County about seven miles north of Corvallis along Highway 99W. The name is derived from Camp …

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Adalbert G. Bettman (1883 - 1964) by Sara Piasecki

Adalbert G. Bettman was one of the first physicians in the West to specialize in reconstructive plastic surgery. His pioneering techniques won him national fame, …

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Adams by William F. Willingham

Adams is a small town about thirteen miles northeast of Pendleton on Wildhorse Creek in Umatilla County. The town got its name from the homestead of …

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Adams High School by Allen Dobbins

John Adams High School opened its doors in 1969 for Portland students who lived in the Jefferson, Grant, and Madison high school attendance areas. The …

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A-dec (Austin Dental Equipment Co.) by George Edmonston

A-dec is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of dental equipment. The company designs, builds, and markets much of the equipment used in dental operatories, …

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Adrian by Susan Badger Doyle

Adrian, Malheur County, is a small, incorporated town on the eastern edge of Oregon, near the confluence of the Snake and Owyhee rivers. Adrian had …

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