Category: History

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…

Road Trips for the History Lover

In Oregon, history and adventure are one in the same.

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…

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…

Encyclopedia of Bold Oregon Moments

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment when Oregon’s collective conscience moved beyond a backwater timber state north of California…

Holding on to Historic Theaters

For decades, the lights of a movie theater marquee had been beacons of success.

Waiting for Bigfoot

For more than forty years, a ten-by-ten-foot wooden box has been sitting deep in the heart of the Siskiyou National…

Claire Phillips: Forgotten Hero

Kneeling blindfolded on the stone floor of a dungeon in medieval Fort Santiago, the prisoner heard a command: “Bow your head!” A Japanese…

The Storied Life of Alvin Josephy

By the time Alvin M. Josephy first visited Joseph, Oregon in 1955, middle-aged Josephy had dropped out of Harvard, worked as a…



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