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Abigail Scott Duniway

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Outspoken and often controversial, Abigail Scott Duniway is remembered as Oregon's "Mother of Equal Suffrage" and "the pioneer Woman Suffragist of the great Northwest." As lecturer, organizer, writer, and editor, Duniway devoted over forty years to the cause of women's rights.

Outspoken and often controversial, Abigail Scott Duniway is remembered as Oregon's "Mother of Equal Suffrage" and "the pioneer Woman Suffragist of the great Northwest." As lecturer, organizer, writer, and editor, Duniway devoted over forty years to the cause of women's rights. [less]

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Art Makers

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Today, active and diverse art scenes flourish throughout Oregon. Our state's art-friendly reputation extends nationally and beyond. But all this has been a long time in the making. This program explores the art and the artists that paved the way.

Today, active and diverse art scenes flourish throughout Oregon. Our state's art-friendly reputation extends nationally and beyond. But all this has been a long time in the making. This program explores the art and the artists that paved the way. [less]

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Astoria

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Founded in 1811 by wealthy fur baron John Jacob Astor, Astoria is the oldest United States settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Learn more about the multifaceted history of this city and where those two centuries of activity have brought Astoria today.

Founded in 1811 by wealthy fur baron John Jacob Astor, Astoria is the oldest United States settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Learn more about the multifaceted history of this city and where those two centuries of activity have brought Astoria today. [less]

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Beach Bill

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Governor Tom McCall signed The Beach Bill in 1967, forever granting the public recreational access to Oregon's beaches. But the landmark legislation almost died in committee. This is a story of vision and passion to preserve the beaches of Oregon for generations to come.

Governor Tom McCall signed The Beach Bill in 1967, forever granting the public recreational access to Oregon's beaches. But the landmark legislation almost died in committee. This is a story of vision and passion to preserve the beaches of Oregon for generations to come. [less]

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Beatrice Morrow Cannady

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Beatrice Morrow Cannady was the most noted civil rights activist in early twentieth-century Oregon. Using her position as editor of the Advocate, Oregon's largest, and at times the only, African American newspaper, Cannady launched numerous efforts to defend the civil rights of the approximately 2,500 African Americans in the state (in 1930) and to challenge racial discrimination in its varied forms.

Beatrice Morrow Cannady was the most noted civil rights activist in early twentieth-century Oregon. Using her position as editor of the Advocate, Oregon's largest, and at times the only, African American newspaper, Cannady launched numerous efforts to defend the civil rights of the approximately 2,500 African Americans in the state (in 1930) and to challenge racial discrimination in its varied forms. [less]

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Beervana

Oregon Public Broadcasting

In 1852, beer came to the Northwest quenching the thirsts of loggers, miners, fisherman and farmers. Today Portland is the beer capital of the world. The story of the industry through compelling and amusing anecdotes of the Oregon beer community.

In 1852, beer came to the Northwest quenching the thirsts of loggers, miners, fisherman and farmers. Today Portland is the beer capital of the world. The story of the industry through compelling and amusing anecdotes of the Oregon beer community. [less]

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Bill Bowerman

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Bill Bowerman is considered one of the greatest track coaches the world has ever known. In his 24 years at the University of Oregon he won four NCAA team championships and coached 33 Olympians. Using archival materials and interviews with family and former students, Oregon Experience looks at the remarkable life of this legendary coach and co-founder of NIKE.

Bill Bowerman is considered one of the greatest track coaches the world has ever known. In his 24 years at the University of Oregon he won four NCAA team championships and coached 33 Olympians. Using archival materials and interviews with family and former students, Oregon Experience looks at the remarkable life of this legendary coach and co-founder of NIKE. [less]

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Braceros

Oregon Public Broadcasting

World War II created a huge demand for American farm products. But the war also caused vast numbers of farm workers to abandon the fields, either to join the military or to seek work in the cities. The solution would be a unique contract-worker agreement between the United States and Mexico -- The Bracero Program.

World War II created a huge demand for American farm products. But the war also caused vast numbers of farm workers to abandon the fields, either to join the military or to seek work in the cities. The solution would be a unique contract-worker agreement between the United States and Mexico -- The Bracero Program. [less]

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Bull Run

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Few other cities in the world have water as pure and as well protected as Portland. For nearly 115 years, an ingenious, gravity-fed system has delivered mountain rainwater from an isolated river called the Bull Run. This program reveals the little-known but rich history of Portland's water supply.

Few other cities in the world have water as pure and as well protected as Portland. For nearly 115 years, an ingenious, gravity-fed system has delivered mountain rainwater from an isolated river called the Bull Run. This program reveals the little-known but rich history of Portland's water supply. [less]

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Capturing Oregon's Frontier

Oregon Public Broadcasting

At the turn of the 20th century, rural Southern Oregon was still the rough frontier. Men searched the rivers for gold. Barefoot children attended one-room schoolhouses. Horses plowed dirt fields and oxen hauled giant timber. Communities grew and later turned into ghost towns. It is history that might have faded from memory. Instead, images from all of these scenes are preserved.

At the turn of the 20th century, rural Southern Oregon was still the rough frontier. Men searched the rivers for gold. Barefoot children attended one-room schoolhouses. Horses plowed dirt fields and oxen hauled giant timber. Communities grew and later turned into ghost towns. It is history that might have faded from memory. Instead, images from all of these scenes are preserved. [less]

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Civilian Conservation Corps

Oregon Public Broadcasting

The Civilian Conservation Corps was a popular New Deal program that put young men to work on public lands. The "CCC boys" fought fires, planted trees and improved the landscape. Many of our current parks and forests are their legacy. Through interviews and rare footage, this program tells the story of the CCC in Oregon.

The Civilian Conservation Corps was a popular New Deal program that put young men to work on public lands. The "CCC boys" fought fires, planted trees and improved the landscape. Many of our current parks and forests are their legacy. Through interviews and rare footage, this program tells the story of the CCC in Oregon. [less]

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Cuisine of Our Own

Oregon Public Broadcasting

James Beard changed the way Americans think about food. He was born to an accomplished cook and raised in a region of unsurpassed, excellent ingredients. He went on to become "the dean of American cookery." And he put the state of Oregon on every food-lover's map.

James Beard changed the way Americans think about food. He was born to an accomplished cook and raised in a region of unsurpassed, excellent ingredients. He went on to become "the dean of American cookery." And he put the state of Oregon on every food-lover's map. [less]

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Fort Vancouver: A Historic Trade Post Of The Pacific Northwest

Oregon Public Broadcasting

At one time, the largest landowner in North America was the Hudson's Bay Company, a vast British trading enterprise. In the early 1800s, Fort Vancouver served as the HBC headquarters in the Oregon Country employing hundreds of people from over 35 different ethnic groups. This unique, vibrant, multicultural community prevailed for more than 20 years. Fort Vancouver is the story of the people, the place and the changes that the Hudson's Bay Company brought to the Pacific Northwest.

At one time, the largest landowner in North America was the Hudson's Bay Company, a vast British trading enterprise. In the early 1800s, Fort Vancouver served as the HBC headquarters in the Oregon Country employing hundreds of people from over 35 different ethnic groups. This unique, vibrant, multicultural community prevailed for more than 20 years. Fort Vancouver is the story of the people, the place and the changes that the Hudson's Bay Company brought to the Pacific Northwest. [less]

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Hanford

Oregon Public Broadcasting

In 1943, as World War II raged in Europe and the Pacific, thousands of men and women from across the United States began arriving in a remote part of south-central Washington state. They knew very little about why the U.S. government had hired them — only that it was an important project to support the war effort. It was a project that would change the world forever.

In 1943, as World War II raged in Europe and the Pacific, thousands of men and women from across the United States began arriving in a remote part of south-central Washington state. They knew very little about why the U.S. government had hired them — only that it was an important project to support the war effort. It was a project that would change the world forever. [less]

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Jewish Frontier

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oregon's Jewish pioneers were among the region's first settlers. Arriving with the gold miners, they came for a better life away from persecution. In the process, they helped build the businesses and civic organizations that shaped the state.

Oregon's Jewish pioneers were among the region's first settlers. Arriving with the gold miners, they came for a better life away from persecution. In the process, they helped build the businesses and civic organizations that shaped the state. [less]

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Kam Wah Chung

Oregon Public Broadcasting

In the late 1800s, thousands of Chinese miners came to Eastern Oregon in search of gold. Among them were two men - Ing "Doc" Hay and Lung On - who opened a store and herbal apothecary called Kam Wah Chung. Though originally catering to their fellow Chinese, over time these two men attended to the medical needs of many, becoming highly regarded members of the community.

In the late 1800s, thousands of Chinese miners came to Eastern Oregon in search of gold. Among them were two men - Ing "Doc" Hay and Lung On - who opened a store and herbal apothecary called Kam Wah Chung. Though originally catering to their fellow Chinese, over time these two men attended to the medical needs of many, becoming highly regarded members of the community. [less]

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Ken Kesey

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Ken Kesey (1935 - 2001) is one of the best-known authors to ever emerge from Oregon. He wrote his two most-acclaimed novels, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) and Sometimes a Great Notion (1964), when still in his twenties.

Ken Kesey (1935 - 2001) is one of the best-known authors to ever emerge from Oregon. He wrote his two most-acclaimed novels, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) and Sometimes a Great Notion (1964), when still in his twenties. [less]

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Leo Adler

Oregon Public Broadcasting

eo Adler was an innovative seller of newspapers and magazines, a self-made millionaire, and a strong advocate first of Baker and then Baker City, Oregon (the town changed its name in 1989). His work and enthusiasm may have its strongest impact on Oregon through the work of the Leo Adler Trust.

eo Adler was an innovative seller of newspapers and magazines, a self-made millionaire, and a strong advocate first of Baker and then Baker City, Oregon (the town changed its name in 1989). His work and enthusiasm may have its strongest impact on Oregon through the work of the Leo Adler Trust. [less]

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Linus Pauling

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Linus Pauling is considered one of the greatest chemists of the 20th century. A brilliant scientist and humanitarian he made revolutionary discoveries in chemistry, physics, molecular biology and medicine; then used his international fame and popularity to promote world peace. Targeted by the FBI and labeled a Communist during the height of the Cold War, Linus Pauling is the only person in history to win two unshared Nobel Prizes.

Linus Pauling is considered one of the greatest chemists of the 20th century. A brilliant scientist and humanitarian he made revolutionary discoveries in chemistry, physics, molecular biology and medicine; then used his international fame and popularity to promote world peace. Targeted by the FBI and labeled a Communist during the height of the Cold War, Linus Pauling is the only person in history to win two unshared Nobel Prizes. [less]

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Logger's Daughter

Oregon Public Broadcasting

In 1923, a Missouri lumber company built a town in northeastern Oregon named Maxville. Hundreds of loggers left Arkansas and Mississippi to live and work there. Many brought their families, and many were African-Americans. This program follows an African-American woman who was born and raised in Eastern Oregon, as she sets out to explore her family's past.

In 1923, a Missouri lumber company built a town in northeastern Oregon named Maxville. Hundreds of loggers left Arkansas and Mississippi to live and work there. Many brought their families, and many were African-Americans. This program follows an African-American woman who was born and raised in Eastern Oregon, as she sets out to explore her family's past. [less]

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Lola Baldwin

Oregon Public Broadcasting

On April 1, 1908 Lola Greene Baldwin was sworn in to perform police service for the city of Portland and became the nation's first policewoman. For fourteen years she led a crusade against urban vice and corruption and championed the moral and physical welfare of families and single working women.

On April 1, 1908 Lola Greene Baldwin was sworn in to perform police service for the city of Portland and became the nation's first policewoman. For fourteen years she led a crusade against urban vice and corruption and championed the moral and physical welfare of families and single working women. [less]

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Luther Cressman: Quest for First People

Oregon Public Broadcasting

In the 1930s, archeologist Luther Cressman made a series of discoveries that shocked the scientific world. Cressman's discovery changed archaeology and continues to have profound effects on science today. This documentary follows Cressman's lifelong search for America's first people. Luther Cressman, Quest for First People has been awarded a 2015 Northwest Regional Emmy Award.

In the 1930s, archeologist Luther Cressman made a series of discoveries that shocked the scientific world. Cressman's discovery changed archaeology and continues to have profound effects on science today. This documentary follows Cressman's lifelong search for America's first people. Luther Cressman, Quest for First People has been awarded a 2015 Northwest Regional Emmy Award. [less]

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Modoc War

Oregon Public Broadcasting

The Modoc War of 1872 to 1873 was one of the costliest American Indian wars in U.S. history, considering the number of people involved. For nearly seven months, a handful of Modoc Indian warriors and their families held off hundreds of U.S. Army soldiers. The war is largely forgotten to most of the nation, but at the time of the conflict, the story made headlines from London to San Francisco. People were enthralled as one of the last real-life, Wild-West battles unfolded on the American frontier [...]

The Modoc War of 1872 to 1873 was one of the costliest American Indian wars in U.S. history, considering the number of people involved. For nearly seven months, a handful of Modoc Indian warriors and their families held off hundreds of U.S. Army soldiers. The war is largely forgotten to most of the nation, but at the time of the conflict, the story made headlines from London to San Francisco. People were enthralled as one of the last real-life, Wild-West battles unfolded on the American frontier. [less]

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Murder On The Southern Pacific

Oregon Public Broadcasting

On October 11, 1923, three brothers tried to rob a Southern Pacific train as it made its way over the Siskiyou Summit of Southern Oregon, sparking one of the nation's largest manhunts. Using rare images, historic film of the brothers and expert interviews, this program chronicles Oregon's most infamous train holdup, and examines the myths and mysteries still associated with the case.

On October 11, 1923, three brothers tried to rob a Southern Pacific train as it made its way over the Siskiyou Summit of Southern Oregon, sparking one of the nation's largest manhunts. Using rare images, historic film of the brothers and expert interviews, this program chronicles Oregon's most infamous train holdup, and examines the myths and mysteries still associated with the case. [less]

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Opal Whiteley

Oregon Public Broadcasting

In 1920, Oregon's Opal Whiteley was the center of international controversy. Her childhood diary was called a work of genius, until readers discovered hidden clues to a mystery that has not been solved to this day.

In 1920, Oregon's Opal Whiteley was the center of international controversy. Her childhood diary was called a work of genius, until readers discovered hidden clues to a mystery that has not been solved to this day. [less]

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Oregon at War

Oregon Public Broadcasting

The Second World War brought major changes — economic, social and demographic — to the state of Oregon. The war years also left profound impressions on the individuals who lived through them, whether in military service or on the home front. "Oregon at War" is a one-hour special that explores both the big picture and the personal stories of Oregon and Oregonians during World War II.

The Second World War brought major changes — economic, social and demographic — to the state of Oregon. The war years also left profound impressions on the individuals who lived through them, whether in military service or on the home front. "Oregon at War" is a one-hour special that explores both the big picture and the personal stories of Oregon and Oregonians during World War II. [less]

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Oregon State University: 150 Years As Oregon's Land-Grant Institution

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Since its founding in 1868, Oregon State University's mission has been to be a school for the people of the state, offering research, outreach and instruction to residents in every county.

Since its founding in 1868, Oregon State University's mission has been to be a school for the people of the state, offering research, outreach and instruction to residents in every county. [less]

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Oregon Wine: Grapes of Place

Oregon Public Broadcasting

In the 1960s, a new breed of pioneers began arriving in Oregon’s Willamette Valley determined to grow Vitis vinifera, the fine wine grapes of Europe. They were told it couldn’t be done and were amply warned that Western Oregon was too cold and wet for vinifera to flourish. But they came anyway with a dream of producing fine premium wines – in particular Pinot noir, made from the delicate red grape of Burgundy, France. The pioneers’ risky experiment would create a new industry in Oregon [...]

In the 1960s, a new breed of pioneers began arriving in Oregon’s Willamette Valley determined to grow Vitis vinifera, the fine wine grapes of Europe. They were told it couldn’t be done and were amply warned that Western Oregon was too cold and wet for vinifera to flourish. But they came anyway with a dream of producing fine premium wines – in particular Pinot noir, made from the delicate red grape of Burgundy, France. The pioneers’ risky experiment would create a new industry in Oregon and change the world of wine forever. [less]

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Oystermen

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oysters are unusual little creatures, and they've played a distinctive role in Pacific Northwest history. As Euro-Americans settled this region, the native oyster became one of the first natural resources to be exploited on a large scale — and one of the first to be depleted. The oyster business spawned the creation of several coastal communities and precipitated the demise of a vast Indian reservation. Yet the oysters themselves and the colorful oystermen who farm them have contributed many [...]

Oysters are unusual little creatures, and they've played a distinctive role in Pacific Northwest history. As Euro-Americans settled this region, the native oyster became one of the first natural resources to be exploited on a large scale — and one of the first to be depleted. The oyster business spawned the creation of several coastal communities and precipitated the demise of a vast Indian reservation. Yet the oysters themselves and the colorful oystermen who farm them have contributed many unacknowledged environmental benefits, as well. [less]

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Pacific Crest Trail: A Ride to Remember

Oregon Public Broadcasting

In 1959, Washington ranchers Don and June Mulford decided to try what everybody said couldn't be done -- ride the entire length of the 2,400 mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada in one year. It would prove to be the adventure of a lifetime. Armed with a movie and slide camera they documented life on the trail and captured surprises along the way. A Ride to Remember showcases their stunning photography and will delight viewers with memories still fresh after fifty years.

In 1959, Washington ranchers Don and June Mulford decided to try what everybody said couldn't be done -- ride the entire length of the 2,400 mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada in one year. It would prove to be the adventure of a lifetime. Armed with a movie and slide camera they documented life on the trail and captured surprises along the way. A Ride to Remember showcases their stunning photography and will delight viewers with memories still fresh after fifty years. [less]

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Pendleton Round-Up: The Wild West Way

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Take a look back at 100 years of Oregon's iconic Pendleton Round-Up. Dedicated volunteers, tribal involvement and thrill-a-minute entertainment have made the Round-Up one of the oldest and most prestigious rodeos in the world.

Take a look back at 100 years of Oregon's iconic Pendleton Round-Up. Dedicated volunteers, tribal involvement and thrill-a-minute entertainment have made the Round-Up one of the oldest and most prestigious rodeos in the world. [less]

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Portland Civil Rights: Lift Ev'ry Voice

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Lift Ev’ry Voice explores Portland’s African-American history with a focus on the turbulent 1960s, ’70s and early ’80s. At the time, issues surrounding urban renewal, school desegregation and brittle police relations were exploding both nationally and locally.

Lift Ev’ry Voice explores Portland’s African-American history with a focus on the turbulent 1960s, ’70s and early ’80s. At the time, issues surrounding urban renewal, school desegregation and brittle police relations were exploding both nationally and locally. [less]

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Portland Noir

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Portland's past is filled with tales of shanghaied sailors and opium dens. In the mid 1800s, Portland was a major Northwest trading center. With a population of mostly young male migratory workers, the town gained a reputation for violence and lawlessness. Over the years, stories of the era have taken on legendary proportions. "Portland Noir" unveils the true story of the city's sordid history.

Portland's past is filled with tales of shanghaied sailors and opium dens. In the mid 1800s, Portland was a major Northwest trading center. With a population of mostly young male migratory workers, the town gained a reputation for violence and lawlessness. Over the years, stories of the era have taken on legendary proportions. "Portland Noir" unveils the true story of the city's sordid history. [less]

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Rajneeshpuram

Oregon Public Broadcasting

In 1981, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a spiritual leader from India, and thousands of his disciples, set out to build a new city, a utopian community in the desert -- Rajneeshpuram -- on what had been the Big Muddy Ranch in Eastern Oregon. Thousands of people from around the world gathered here to celebrate life and transform the landscape. But by 1986, they were gone.

In 1981, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a spiritual leader from India, and thousands of his disciples, set out to build a new city, a utopian community in the desert -- Rajneeshpuram -- on what had been the Big Muddy Ranch in Eastern Oregon. Thousands of people from around the world gathered here to celebrate life and transform the landscape. But by 1986, they were gone. [less]

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Reed

Oregon Public Broadcasting

In 1911, a small liberal arts college was launched in Portland, Oregon with its sole mission to promote the life of the mind. Founded by a prominent minister and brought to life by a visionary young upstart president, Reed College soon became a well-regarded institution of higher learning nationally but also something of a lightning rod for criticism locally. This is the history of a college confronting wide-ranging public opinion even as it strives to live up to its founders’ ideals.

In 1911, a small liberal arts college was launched in Portland, Oregon with its sole mission to promote the life of the mind. Founded by a prominent minister and brought to life by a visionary young upstart president, Reed College soon became a well-regarded institution of higher learning nationally but also something of a lightning rod for criticism locally. This is the history of a college confronting wide-ranging public opinion even as it strives to live up to its founders’ ideals. [less]

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Reub Long's Oregon Desert

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Reuben A. Long was a horseman, rancher and philosopher, as well as one of Eastern Oregon's most colorful characters. Many of his recollections wound up in a book called "The Oregon Desert" (Caxton Press, 1964). In the spirit of that book, this program looks back at the places, events and people Reub Long wrote about and features several interviews with local folks who knew him.

Reuben A. Long was a horseman, rancher and philosopher, as well as one of Eastern Oregon's most colorful characters. Many of his recollections wound up in a book called "The Oregon Desert" (Caxton Press, 1964). In the spirit of that book, this program looks back at the places, events and people Reub Long wrote about and features several interviews with local folks who knew him. [less]

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