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Category: History

Oregon History: Simon Benson’s Legacy

Simon Benson made an indelible imprint on the Pacific Northwest. Oregon would have been a much different place without him.

Rajneesh in Review: A Memoir

How one cult in Oregon waged the biggest bioterrorism attack in American history.

Pendleton Underground Tunnels

Caverns under the city of Pendleton reveal Oregon's history.

Woody Guthrie in Oregon: The Lost Songbook

Woody Guthrie's wild month in Oregon

Oregonians we’d love to have back for 2018

As we look to the New Year, Statehood Media has compiled a list of notable Oregonians that we wish we…

Haunted Oregon

Spirits of the past are present everywhere. They dwell in our lands, haunt our historic buildings and cemeteries, and inhabit…

Portland Flood of 1894

As devastating as the more recent disasters were, the waters of the Willamette River have never risen higher than they…

Mount Angel’s First Oktoberfest

One of the reasons we look so forward to fall is the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest. This beautiful Bavarian-style town in…

The Legacy of the Sawdust Circuit

If you squint hard enough, you can almost force the asphalt to fade away and replace it with a battered…

Pendleton Round Up: First Color Photos 1948

This photo archive was prepared for 1859 magazine by one of our readers, Mitchell Kaba. They are most likely the…