umatilla petticoat revolution

The Ladies’ Revolution of Umatilla

In 1916, a group of seven women in Umatilla devised a plan to take over the city government. The story of their revolution lives on today.

kam wah chung, john day

The Story Behind Kam Wah Chung

The Kam Wah Chung Heritage Site in John Day offers a look Oregon’s Chinese population in the 1800s.


Steens Wild Horses

It was February 2010, and absolutely spitting snow and rain—typical for southeastern Oregon. My husband, Farrel, and I had driven over to the Burns Wild Horse Corrals for a mustang adoption. Arriving a day early, we stopped by the Bureau of Land Management office to ask for directions to the best viewpoint to see the wild mustangs. A kind soul wrote out detailed directions, which led us to the South Steens Herd Management Area. We didn’t make it back for the scheduled adoption time. Instead, spellbound, we spent two extra days hiking around, photographing the wild horses of Oregon.

Buzz Martin: The Singing Logger

With a gravelly voice telling tales of whistle-punks and hooktenders, cork boots and mollies, Buzz Martin’s songs describe felling Oregon timber and a way of life that’s all but disappeared.


For the Ladies

March brings festivals, conferences and other events celebrating Oregon women. 


How Portland Became Known as the City of Roses

Today, the symbol of the rose is pervasive throughout the metro area. Portland’s association with this non-native flower is one of the quirks that makes the city so fascinating.