History

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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.

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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.

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For the Ladies

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

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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.

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3 Historic and Scenic Railroads

As train use for shipping goods has waned, organizations around the country have converted historic trains and railroads into sources of local tourism.