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Agnes Sengstacken (1859 - 1948) by Carol Ventgen

Establishing a public library in Marshfield was a “labor of love” for Agnes Ruth Sengstacken. She "embraced progress," historian Stephen Dow Beckham writes, "and used …

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Ah Hee Diggings (Chinese Walls) by Jodi Varon

The Ah Hee Diggings, also called the Chinese Walls, are sixty acres of hand-stacked, winding rock walls constructed of placer mine tailings. The walls were …

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Ainsworth House (Mount Pleasant) by Richard Engeman

The Ainsworth House was built in 1851 on the high land east of Oregon City for Capt. John C. Ainsworth (1822-1893). Known as Mount Pleasant, …

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AJ Model Airplanes & Jim Walker by Jarold Ramsey

When Nevilles E. "Jim" Walker, the founder of the American Junior Aircraft Company, died in Portland in 1958, he may have been the best-known, most …

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Alameda neighborhood by Doug Decker

Alameda is a neighborhood in northeast Portland, platted in 1909 by developers and marketed as an exclusive district. The early restrictions banned all but Caucasian …

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Alan Hart (1890-1962) by Morgen Young

Alan L. Hart was an Oregon physician, researcher, and writer and one of the first female-to-male transgender persons to undergo a hysterectomy in the United …

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Alan “Punch” Green Jr. (1925–2001) by Laura Jane Gifford

Alan “Punch” Green Jr. was an Oregon businessman, Republican Party activist, and federal government servant with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest. While Green's service …

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Albany by Mark Spence

The Albany area—situated at the confluence of the Calapooia and Willamette rivers and surrounded by one of the broadest and most level stretches of the …

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Albany Arts Festival by Evedene Bennett

The Albany Spring Arts Festival was a highlight of Albany from 1970 until the late 1980s. The idea began in 1969 when Dick Blunk, vice …

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Albany Democrat-Herald by Floyd J. McKay

Newspapers on the western frontier were partisan and frequently flaunted their political affiliation. During the statehood era, Albany had two papers associated with the Democratic Party—the …

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