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Adapting in Eden

Patricia Brandt, Lillian A. Pereyra

2002    224 Pages    (Washington State University Press)

DDC: 305.620795    LCC: BX1417.P65

OCLC: 608085133    LCCN: 2002151812    ISBN 13: 9780874222531    ISBN 10: 0874222532

In the mid-nineteenth century, Catholic priests played key roles in Indian affairs, colonization, and regional development in the Oregon Country. During and since that time, Catholics in Oregon have faced sometimes unique opportunities, pressures, and challenges in their expression of faith. Adapting in Eden extensively chronicles the progress, changes, and adaptations made by Oregon's Catholic population up through the late 20th century.

In the mid-nineteenth century, Catholic priests played key roles in Indian affairs, colonization, and regional development in the Oregon Country. During and since that time, Catholics in Oregon have faced sometimes unique opportunities, pressures, and challenges in their expression of faith. Adapting in Eden extensively chronicles the progress, changes, and adaptations made by Oregon's Catholic population up through the late 20th century. [less]

$21.95

Atlas of Oregon, 2nd Ed

William G. Loy, Stuart Allan, William Loy

2001    320 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 912.795    LCC: G1490.L6

OCLC: 314228318    LCCN: 2003621402    ISBN 13: 9780871141019    ISBN 10: 0871141019

This authoritative and beautiful volume offers a detailed look at the history, geography, and people of Oregon. More than 700 new maps are complemented by informative text exploring everything from the earliest settlers to the rise of Oregon vineyards to Portland's traffic jams. Newly updated by an award-winning team of geographers and map makers, it is both a work of art and a fascinating reference. The perfect gift for everyone who loves Oregon.

This authoritative and beautiful volume offers a detailed look at the history, geography, and people of Oregon. More than 700 new maps are complemented by informative text exploring everything from the earliest settlers to the rise of Oregon vineyards to Portland's traffic jams. Newly updated by an award-winning team of geographers and map makers, it is both a work of art and a fascinating reference. The perfect gift for everyone who loves Oregon. [less]

$100.00
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Ballou-Wright Automobile Accessories Catalog, 1906

Ron Brentano (Preface by)

2000    80 Pages    (Oregon Historical Society Press)

DDC: 629.2    LCC: TL240

OCLC: 158246    LCCN: 74635336    ISBN 13: 9780875950280    ISBN 10: 0875950280

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$2.95

Bayocean: The Oregon Town That Fell into the Sea

Bert Webber

1999    (Webb Research Group)

DDC: 333.91713709794    LCC: GB458.8

OCLC: 19724404    LCCN: 89-9067    ISBN 13: 9780936738376    ISBN 10: 0936738375

This documentary shows the erosion that took place in Bayocean, Oregon with dozens of historic and current photographs, maps, unique cartoons, bibliography and index. The book also presents: Salishan, Nestucca, Cape Lookout State Park, Newport and Jump-Off Joe, the Southern Oregon Coast, Washington's "wash-away" beach, the total destruction of Cape Showalter, and other places.

This documentary shows the erosion that took place in Bayocean, Oregon with dozens of historic and current photographs, maps, unique cartoons, bibliography and index. The book also presents: Salishan, Nestucca, Cape Lookout State Park, Newport and Jump-Off Joe, the Southern Oregon Coast, Washington's "wash-away" beach, the total destruction of Cape Showalter, and other places. [less]

$14.95

Becoming Oregon

Robert Hamm

2015    546 Pages   

LCC: F880

OCLC: 907824330    ISBN 13: 9780692362808    ISBN 10: 0692362800

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$19.95

Best of Quincy Scott, The

Hugh Scott

2000    205 Pages    (Oregon Historical Society Press)

DDC: 973.91    LCC: D725.S38

OCLC: 7112242    LCCN: 80083178    ISBN 13: 9780875950877    ISBN 10: 0875950876

Ninety remarkable renderings by the Portland Oregonian's longtime (1931-49) political and social cartoonist.

Ninety remarkable renderings by the Portland Oregonian's longtime (1931-49) political and social cartoonist. [less]

$7.95

Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory

R. Gregory Nokes

2013    240 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 342.79508    LCC: KFO2801.6.S55 N65

OCLC: 847007773    LCCN: 2012044623    ISBN 13: 9780870717123    ISBN 10: 087071712X

When they were brought to Oregon in 1844, Missouri slaves Robin and Polly Holmes and their children were promised freedom in exchange for helping develop their owner’s Willamette Valley farm. However, Nathaniel Ford, an influential settler and legislator, kept them in bondage until 1850, even then refusing to free their children. Holmes took his former master to court and, in the face of enormous odds, won the case in 1853.In Breaking Chains, R. Gregory Nokes tells the story of the only [...]

When they were brought to Oregon in 1844, Missouri slaves Robin and Polly Holmes and their children were promised freedom in exchange for helping develop their owner’s Willamette Valley farm. However, Nathaniel Ford, an influential settler and legislator, kept them in bondage until 1850, even then refusing to free their children. Holmes took his former master to court and, in the face of enormous odds, won the case in 1853.In Breaking Chains, R. Gregory Nokes tells the story of the only slavery case adjudicated in Oregon’s pre-Civil War courts—Holmes v. Ford. Through the lens of this landmark case, Nokes explores the historical context of racism in Oregon and the West, reminding readers that there actually were slaves in Oregon, though relatively few in number.Drawing on the court record, Nokes offers an intimate account of the relationship between a slave and his master from the slave’s point of view. He also explores the experiences of other slaves in early Oregon, examining attitudes toward race and revealing contradictions in the state’s history. Oregon was the only free state admitted to the union with a voter-approved constitutional clause banning African Americans and, despite the prohibition of slavery in the state, many in Oregon tolerated it and supported politicians who advocated for slavery, including Oregon’s first territorial governor.Breaking Chains sheds light on a somber part of Oregon’s history, bringing the story of slavery in Oregon to a broader audience. The book will appeal to readers interested in Pacific Northwest history and in the history of slavery in the United States. [less]

$19.95

Bridges of the Oregon Coast

Ray Bottenberg

2006    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 624.209795    LCC: TG24.O7

OCLC: 76807010    LCCN: 2006927533    ISBN 13: 9780738548609    ISBN 10: 073854860X

In the 1920s and 1930s, Oregon's legendary bridge engineer Conde B. McCullough designed a first-rate collection of aesthetic bridges on the Oregon Coast Highway to enhance an already dramatic and beautiful landscape. The six largest of these, at Gold Beach, Newport, Waldport, Florence, Reedsport, and Coos Bay, eliminated the last ferries on the Oregon Coast Highway between the Columbia River and California. McCullough planned to build one bridge each year after completion of the Rogue River [...]

In the 1920s and 1930s, Oregon's legendary bridge engineer Conde B. McCullough designed a first-rate collection of aesthetic bridges on the Oregon Coast Highway to enhance an already dramatic and beautiful landscape. The six largest of these, at Gold Beach, Newport, Waldport, Florence, Reedsport, and Coos Bay, eliminated the last ferries on the Oregon Coast Highway between the Columbia River and California. McCullough planned to build one bridge each year after completion of the Rogue River Bridge at Gold Beach in 1932, but the tightening grip of the Depression threatened his plans. In 1933, McCullough and his staff worked day and night to finish plans for the remaining five bridges, and in early 1934, the Public Works Administration funded simultaneous construction of them. The combined projects provided approximately 630 jobs, but at least six workers perished during construction. After the bridges were complete, Oregon coast tourism increased by a dramatic 72 percent in the first year. [less]

$21.99

Building the Columbia River Highway:: They Said It Couldn't Be Done

Peg Willis

2014    192 Pages    (The History Press)

DDC: 388.1    LCC: HE356.O7 W55

OCLC: 866800133    LCCN: 2014005702    ISBN 13: 9781626192713    ISBN 10: 1626192715

When nine-hundred-foot ice age floods carved the Columbia River Gorge through the Cascade Mountains to the sea, little space was left for man to form a highway of his own. It took an artist-poet-engineer extraordinaire to conquer this reluctant piece of real estate and produce the nation's first scenic highway. Meet Sam Hill, the mover and shaker, and Samuel Lancaster, the polio survivor, who turned modern engineering on its ear to create a poem in stone." Today, Oregon's historic Columbia River [...]

When nine-hundred-foot ice age floods carved the Columbia River Gorge through the Cascade Mountains to the sea, little space was left for man to form a highway of his own. It took an artist-poet-engineer extraordinaire to conquer this reluctant piece of real estate and produce the nation's first scenic highway. Meet Sam Hill, the mover and shaker, and Samuel Lancaster, the polio survivor, who turned modern engineering on its ear to create a poem in stone." Today, Oregon's historic Columbia River Highway is hidden among the trees, where it meanders past spectacular waterfalls and dramatic views. Ride along with Peg Willis as she explores the beginnings of this miracle highway and the men who created it." [less]

$19.99
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Camp Abbot (Images of America)

Tor Hanson

2018    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 355.7097    LCC: U409.O7 H36

OCLC: 1039895842    LCCN: 2018932486    ISBN 13: 9781467128612    ISBN 10: 1467128619

Today, Sunriver is an idyllic community in Central Oregon, but during World War II, it was the site of Camp Abbot, the westernmost engineer replacement training center of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Under the leadership of Col. Frank Besson, the US Army trained 90,000 men at the camp from 1943 through 1944. Mimicking the European landscape, the surrounding terrain and the swift-flowing Deschutes River were deemed perfect for training young soldiers how to build and demolish bridges. Located [...]

Today, Sunriver is an idyllic community in Central Oregon, but during World War II, it was the site of Camp Abbot, the westernmost engineer replacement training center of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Under the leadership of Col. Frank Besson, the US Army trained 90,000 men at the camp from 1943 through 1944. Mimicking the European landscape, the surrounding terrain and the swift-flowing Deschutes River were deemed perfect for training young soldiers how to build and demolish bridges. Located about 15 miles south of Bend, the quickly built installation included administration buildings, a hospital, over 50 barracks, mess halls, training grounds, recreation facilities, and a chapel. There, among pine trees and sagebrush, soldiers endured subfreezing winters and 100-degree summers. [less]

$21.99

City Builders, The

Craig Wollner

2000    182 Pages    (Oregon Historical Society Press)

DDC: 331.88    LCC: HD6515.C2 U59

OCLC: 17765073    LCCN: 88009914    ISBN 13: 9780875951980    ISBN 10: 0875951988

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$24.95

Civil War Rivalry: Oregon Vs Oregon State (Sports History), The

Kerry Eggers

2014    544 Pages    (The History Press)

DDC: 796.3326309795    LCC: GV957.C58

OCLC: 876349983    LCCN: 2014026799    ISBN 13: 9781609499570    ISBN 10: 1609499573

Since 1894, the Ducks and the Beavers have squared off on the gridiron to do battle for football bragging rights in Oregon. It's a rivalry that pits family members against one another, splitting the allegiance of an entire state. Award-winning sports journalist Kerry Eggers tells the complete story of one of the most historic rivalries in college football. Through firsthand interviews with the key performers in the rivalry and extensive research in both schools' archives, Eggers offers [...]

Since 1894, the Ducks and the Beavers have squared off on the gridiron to do battle for football bragging rights in Oregon. It's a rivalry that pits family members against one another, splitting the allegiance of an entire state. Award-winning sports journalist Kerry Eggers tells the complete story of one of the most historic rivalries in college football. Through firsthand interviews with the key performers in the rivalry and extensive research in both schools' archives, Eggers offers a comprehensive account of the players, coaches and fans who have made the Civil War the state's most anticipated football game. Whether a Beaver or a Duck, this is a book no fan can do without. [less]

$24.99

Columbia River Gorge

Cheri Dohnal

2003    160 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 979.5   

OCLC: 53886365    ISBN 13: 9780738524320    ISBN 10: 0738524328

Lying in the shadows of Mt. Hood and the Cascade peaks, Columbia River Gorge is as rich in history as the bounty its fertile soils provide. From the numerous native tribes, Lewis & Clark, and famed botanist David Douglas to a guru's siege at Antelope and the modern Gorge's reputation for world-class windsurfing, its stories shape the area into a thriving chain of distinctive communities. The Gorge meshes its vibrant past with a stunning physical backdrop to provide the perfect vista for all [...]

Lying in the shadows of Mt. Hood and the Cascade peaks, Columbia River Gorge is as rich in history as the bounty its fertile soils provide. From the numerous native tribes, Lewis & Clark, and famed botanist David Douglas to a guru's siege at Antelope and the modern Gorge's reputation for world-class windsurfing, its stories shape the area into a thriving chain of distinctive communities. The Gorge meshes its vibrant past with a stunning physical backdrop to provide the perfect vista for all who are curious about this alluring region. [less]

$24.99

Crusade and Pilgrimage

William S. Prince, Thomas Vaughan (Foreword by)

2000    128 Pages    (Oregon Historical Society Press)

DDC: 940.3    LCC: D589.U7 T877

OCLC: 725925062    LCCN: 86005183    ISBN 13: 9780875951607    ISBN 10: 0875951600

This well-illustrated, carefully researched narrative follows the effects of World War I on three generations of an Oregon family.

This well-illustrated, carefully researched narrative follows the effects of World War I on three generations of an Oregon family. [less]

$14.95
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Daring Donald McKay

Keith Clark (Editor), Donna Clark (Editor)

2000    (Oregon Historical Society Press)

DDC: 813    LCC: PZ3.D24752 1884a PS991.A1

OCLC: 247194    LCCN: 74184573    ISBN 13: 9780875950327    ISBN 10: 0875950329

Originally published by the Oregon Indian Medicine Company in 1884, this facsimile reproduction regales the reader with romantic tales of heroic adventure and daring deeds.

Originally published by the Oregon Indian Medicine Company in 1884, this facsimile reproduction regales the reader with romantic tales of heroic adventure and daring deeds. [less]

$2.95

David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work: An Illustrated Exploration Across Two Centuries in the Pacific Northwest

Jack Nisbet

2012    208 Pages    (Sasquatch Books)

DDC: 508.795    LCC: QK31.D6

OCLC: 777659998    LCCN: 2012474283    ISBN 13: 9781570618291    ISBN 10: 1570618291

During a meteoric career that spanned from 1825 to 1834, David Douglas made the first systematic collections of flora and fauna over many parts of the greater Pacific Northwest. Despite his early death, colleagues in Great Britain attached the Douglas name to more than 80 different species, including the iconic timber tree of the region. David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work is a colorfully illustrated collection of essays that examines various aspects of Douglas's career, demonstrating the [...]

During a meteoric career that spanned from 1825 to 1834, David Douglas made the first systematic collections of flora and fauna over many parts of the greater Pacific Northwest. Despite his early death, colleagues in Great Britain attached the Douglas name to more than 80 different species, including the iconic timber tree of the region. David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work is a colorfully illustrated collection of essays that examines various aspects of Douglas's career, demonstrating the connections between his work in the Pacific Northwest of the 19th century and the place we know today. From the Columbia River's perilous bar to luminous blooms of mountain wildflowers; from ever-changing frontiers of technology to the quiet seasonal rhythms of tribal families gathering roots, these essays collapse time to shed light on people and landscapes. This volume is the companion book to a major museum exhibit about Douglas's Pacific Northwest travels that will open at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Spokane in September 2012. [less]

$27.95

Days of My Years, The

Earl R. Smith

2000    332 Pages    (Oregon Historical Society Press)

LCCN: 68064777    ISBN 13: 9780875950013    ISBN 10: 0875950019

Sometimes humorous and sometimes tragic, this journal illustrates the special spirit found in the men and women of the American West.

Sometimes humorous and sometimes tragic, this journal illustrates the special spirit found in the men and women of the American West. [less]

$7.95

Deadly Wind, A

John Dodge

2018    256 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 551.550979    LCC: QC943.5.U6

OCLC: 1055267842    ISBN 13: 9780870719288    ISBN 10: 0870719289

The Columbus Day Storm of 1962 was a freak of nature, a weather outlier with deadly winds topping one hundred miles per hour. The storm killed dozens, injured hundreds, damaged more than fifty thousand homes, and leveled enough timber to build one million homes. To find an equally ferocious storm of its kind, fast-forward fifty years and cross the continent to Superstorm Sandy's 2012 attack on the East Coast. While Superstorm Sandy was predicted days in advance, the Columbus Day Storm caught ill [...]

The Columbus Day Storm of 1962 was a freak of nature, a weather outlier with deadly winds topping one hundred miles per hour. The storm killed dozens, injured hundreds, damaged more than fifty thousand homes, and leveled enough timber to build one million homes. To find an equally ferocious storm of its kind, fast-forward fifty years and cross the continent to Superstorm Sandy's 2012 attack on the East Coast. While Superstorm Sandy was predicted days in advance, the Columbus Day Storm caught ill-equipped weather forecasters by surprise. This unrivalled West Coast windstorm fueled the Asian log export market, helped give birth to the Oregon wine industry, and influenced the 1962 World Series. It remains a cautionary tale and the Pacific Northwest benchmark for severe windstorms in this era of climate change and weather uncertainty. From its genesis in the Marshall Islands to its final hours on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the storm plowed an unparalleled path of destruction. In A Deadly Wind, veteran journalist John Dodge tells a compelling story spiced with human drama, Cold War tension, and Pacific Northwest history. This is a must-read for the tens of thousands of storm survivors, for history buffs, and for anyone interested in the intersection of severe weather events and climate change. [less]

$19.95

Discovering Main Street

Foster Church

2010    192 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 979.5    LCC: F852.3

OCLC: 819272359    LCCN: 2010007212    ISBN 13: 9780870715877    ISBN 10: 0870715879

Small towns punctuate the landscape of Oregon and Washington. Theyburrow in crinkles of hills, sit alongside mighty rivers, survive indesert canyons and sagebrush plains, dot the fertile Willamette valley,and perch at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Foster Church, a longtimejournalist and travel writer, offers a unique exploration of PacificNorthwest (Oregon and Washington) small towns as destinations.

Small towns punctuate the landscape of Oregon and Washington. Theyburrow in crinkles of hills, sit alongside mighty rivers, survive indesert canyons and sagebrush plains, dot the fertile Willamette valley,and perch at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Foster Church, a longtimejournalist and travel writer, offers a unique exploration of PacificNorthwest (Oregon and Washington) small towns as destinations. [less]

$18.95

Distilled in Oregon

Scott Stursa, Margarett Waterbury of Edible Portland (Foreword by)

2017    208 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 641.2    LCC: HD9390.A2 S78

OCLC: 960239101    LCCN: 2016953501    ISBN 13: 9781467137720    ISBN 10: 1467137723

Early Oregon fur traders concocted a type of distilled beverage known as "Blue Ruin," used in commerce with local Native Americans. Drawn by the abundant summer harvests of the Willamette Valley, distillers put down roots in the nineteenth century. Because of Oregon's early sunset on legal liquor production in 1916--four years before national Prohibition--hundreds of illicit stills popped up across the state. Residents of Portland remained well supplied, thanks to the infamous efforts of Mayor [...]

Early Oregon fur traders concocted a type of distilled beverage known as "Blue Ruin," used in commerce with local Native Americans. Drawn by the abundant summer harvests of the Willamette Valley, distillers put down roots in the nineteenth century. Because of Oregon's early sunset on legal liquor production in 1916--four years before national Prohibition--hundreds of illicit stills popped up across the state. Residents of Portland remained well supplied, thanks to the infamous efforts of Mayor George Baker. The failed national experiment ended in 1933, and Hood River Distillers resurrected the sensible enterprise of turning surplus fruit into brandy in 1934. Thanks in part to the renowned Clear Creek Distillery triggering a craft distilling movement in 1985, the state now boasts seventy distilleries and counting. Author Scott Stursa leads a journey through the history of distilling in the Beaver State. [less]

$21.99

Dory Fleet of Pacific City (Images of America: Oregon), The

Jeanna Rosenbalm Bottenberg

2008    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 387.2315    LCC: VM431

OCLC: 212843158    LCCN: 2007940252    ISBN 13: 9780738558134    ISBN 10: 0738558133

With its smooth, sandy beach, the quiet coastal town of Pacific City, on the coast of Oregon's Tillamook County, is the perfect home for a unique group of boats. The Pacific City dory fleet has a proud history spanning more than 100 years. Nestled in the natural shelter provided by Cape Kiwanda, the fleet lives on today as one of the most interesting fishing fleets in the world. The small flat-bottomed boats dare the ocean as they crash through the surf headed for the plentiful waters of the [...]

With its smooth, sandy beach, the quiet coastal town of Pacific City, on the coast of Oregon's Tillamook County, is the perfect home for a unique group of boats. The Pacific City dory fleet has a proud history spanning more than 100 years. Nestled in the natural shelter provided by Cape Kiwanda, the fleet lives on today as one of the most interesting fishing fleets in the world. The small flat-bottomed boats dare the ocean as they crash through the surf headed for the plentiful waters of the Pacific. At day's end, they ride the waves back to shore and slide onto the beach. The original design of the dory allows it to launch from and land on the shore. Through the inherent dangers of ocean fishing, governmental restriction, international fishing competition, and, most recently, the influx of surfers and civilization, the dedicated fishermen have held on to tradition. [less]

$19.99

Dreams of the West

Ooligan Press (Created by)

2006    109 Pages    (Ooligan Press)

DDC: 979.5    LCC: F885.C5 D74

OCLC: 660815256    LCCN: 2006039605    ISBN 13: 9781932010138    ISBN 10: 1932010130

Jointly created by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association and history students at Portland State University, this bilingual (English/Chinese) history fills a long neglected gap in immigrant history on the West Coast. In four sections, each devoted to a geographic area of Oregon, the rich-often tragic-history of the Chinese is detailed through well-researched text and a wonderful collection of photos-many from private collections not previously seen by the public.

Jointly created by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association and history students at Portland State University, this bilingual (English/Chinese) history fills a long neglected gap in immigrant history on the West Coast. In four sections, each devoted to a geographic area of Oregon, the rich-often tragic-history of the Chinese is detailed through well-researched text and a wonderful collection of photos-many from private collections not previously seen by the public. [less]

$19.95
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Eden Within Eden

James J. Kopp

2009    384 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 307.7709795    LCC: HX655.O7 K67

OCLC: 794701186    LCCN: 2008043489    ISBN 13: 9780870714245    ISBN 10: 0870714244

Oregon has been the home of nearly three hundred communal experiments since the Aurora Colony was established in 1856. Eden Within Eden is the first book to survey the states utopian history, from religious and Socialist groups of the nineteenth century to ecologically conscious communities of the twenty-first century. James J. Kopp examines Oregons communal history in the context of the state as a destination for those seeking new beginnings and in the framework of utopian and communal [...]

Oregon has been the home of nearly three hundred communal experiments since the Aurora Colony was established in 1856. Eden Within Eden is the first book to survey the states utopian history, from religious and Socialist groups of the nineteenth century to ecologically conscious communities of the twenty-first century. James J. Kopp examines Oregons communal history in the context of the state as a destination for those seeking new beginnings and in the framework of utopian and communal experiences across America. Eden Within Eden provides rich detail about utopian communities some realized, some only plannedmany of which reflect broader social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of Oregons history. From the dawn of communal groups in Oregonthe German Christian colony at Aurorato Oregons most infamous communal experimentRajneeshpuramthis study examines the range of attempts to establish ideal communities in the state. These include the Jewish agrarian colony of New Odessa in the 1880s as well as the new pioneers of the 1960s and later who captured the spirit of the counterculture as well as growing concerns about the environment. The book explores other areas of Oregons utopian heritage as well, including literary works and idealistic city planning. There has been no comparable book published on Oregons communal history and few such comprehensive examinations of other states. The appendix is a rich compilation that will guide individuals to additional information on the profiledand many othercommunities. Eden Within Eden will appeal to students and scholars of communal studies and Pacific Northwest history, as well as to general readers interested in these subjects. [less]

$24.95

Embracing a Western Identity: Jewish Oregonians, 1849-1950

Ellen Eisenberg

2015    304 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 979.5004924    LCC: F885.J4

OCLC: 907651568    LCCN: 2015030647    ISBN 13: 9780870718182    ISBN 10: 0870718185

Not all of Oregon’s pioneers were Christian farmers or bachelor prospectors. Indeed, many of the first brick buildings on Oregon’s newly platted Main Streets were built by Jewish merchants whose services were essential to town founding and growth. In Embracing a Western Identity, Ellen Eisenberg places Jewish history in the larger context of western narratives, challenging the traditional view that the “authentic” North American Jewish experience stems from New York. The westward paths [...]

Not all of Oregon’s pioneers were Christian farmers or bachelor prospectors. Indeed, many of the first brick buildings on Oregon’s newly platted Main Streets were built by Jewish merchants whose services were essential to town founding and growth. In Embracing a Western Identity, Ellen Eisenberg places Jewish history in the larger context of western narratives, challenging the traditional view that the “authentic” North American Jewish experience stems from New York. The westward paths of Jewish Oregonians and their experiences of place shaped the communities, institutions, and identities they created, distinguishing them from other American Jewish communities. Eisenberg traces the Oregon Jewish experience from its pioneer beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century to the highly concentrated Portland communities of the mid-twentieth century. Drawing on extensive archival resources at the Oregon Jewish Museum, this historical commentary explores patterns of migration and settlement, the place of Jews in the state’s ethnic landscape, their engagement in politics, the development of institutions, and their relationship to Zionism. Departing from familiar treatments of the Jewish experience, Embracing a Western Identity provides a critical look at the impact of place and opportunity upon the identities of migrants both as Oregonians and as American Jews. Readers and scholars interested in western history—religious, ethnic, expansionist, and otherwise—will enjoy Eisenberg’s accessible writing style and rich photograph collection. [less]

$24.95
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Filipinos in the Willamette Valley

Tyrone Lim, Dolly Pangan-Specht, Filipino American National Historical Society

2010    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 979.530049921    LCC: F882.W6

OCLC: 610834481    LCCN: 2010922848    ISBN 13: 9780738581101    ISBN 10: 0738581100

Tucked among the great pioneer destinations on the Oregon Trail is the fertile agricultural area of the Willamette Valley. Today the valley forms the cultural and political heart of Oregon and is home to three-quarters of the state's population. The beginning of the 20th century saw the entrance of Filipinos into the valley, arriving from vegetable farms in California and Washington, fish canneries in Alaska, and from the pineapple and sugar plantations in Hawaii. At the same time, the U.S. [...]

Tucked among the great pioneer destinations on the Oregon Trail is the fertile agricultural area of the Willamette Valley. Today the valley forms the cultural and political heart of Oregon and is home to three-quarters of the state's population. The beginning of the 20th century saw the entrance of Filipinos into the valley, arriving from vegetable farms in California and Washington, fish canneries in Alaska, and from the pineapple and sugar plantations in Hawaii. At the same time, the U.S. territorial government in the Philippines started sponsoring Filipino students, beginning in 1903, to study in the United States. Oregon's two biggest centers of education, today's University of Oregon in Eugene and Oregon State University in Corvallis, became home to Filipinos from the emerging independent Philippine nation. They were mostly male, the children of wealthy Filipinos who had connections. Most of them returned to the Philippines upon graduation; some stayed and created a new life in America. [less]

$21.99

Fire Lookouts of Oregon (Images of America)

Cheryl Hill

2016    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 363.37    LCC: SD421.375.H55

OCLC: 927383536    LCCN: 2015947044    ISBN 13: 9781467134866    ISBN 10: 1467134864

The first lookouts were rustic camps on mountaintops, where men and women were stationed to keep an eye out for wildfires. As the importance of fire prevention grew, a lookout construction boom resulted in hundreds of cabins and towers being built on Oregons high points. When aircraft and cameras became more cost-effective and efficient methods of fire detection, many old lookouts were abandoned or removed. Of the many hundreds of lookouts built in Oregon over the past 100 years, less than 175 [...]

The first lookouts were rustic camps on mountaintops, where men and women were stationed to keep an eye out for wildfires. As the importance of fire prevention grew, a lookout construction boom resulted in hundreds of cabins and towers being built on Oregons high points. When aircraft and cameras became more cost-effective and efficient methods of fire detection, many old lookouts were abandoned or removed. Of the many hundreds of lookouts built in Oregon over the past 100 years, less than 175 remain, and only about half of these are still manned. However, some lookouts are being repurposed as rental cabins, and volunteers are constantly working to save endangered lookouts. This book tells the story of Oregons fire lookouts, from their heyday to their decline, and of the effort to save the ones that are left. [less]

$21.99

First Oregonians, The

Laura Berg, Humanities Book Oregon Council Staff (As told to)

2007    352 Pages    (Oregon Council for the Humanities)

DDC: 979.5004    LCC: E78.O6 F57

OCLC: 695692513    LCCN: 2007016618    ISBN 13: 9781880377024    ISBN 10: 1880377020

In 1991, the Oregon Council for the Humanities published The First Oregonians, the only single-volume, comprehensive history of Oregon's Native Americans. A regional bestseller, this collaborative project between the council, Oregon tribes, and scholars served as an invaluable reference for teachers, scholars, and general-interest readers before it went out of print in 1996. Now revised and expanded for a new generation of Oregonians, The First Oregonians provides a comprehensive view of Oregon' [...]

In 1991, the Oregon Council for the Humanities published The First Oregonians, the only single-volume, comprehensive history of Oregon's Native Americans. A regional bestseller, this collaborative project between the council, Oregon tribes, and scholars served as an invaluable reference for teachers, scholars, and general-interest readers before it went out of print in 1996. Now revised and expanded for a new generation of Oregonians, The First Oregonians provides a comprehensive view of Oregon's native peoples from the past to the present. In this remarkable volume, Oregon Indians tell their own stories, with more than half of the book's chapters written by members of Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes. Chapters on each tribe examine lifeways--from the traditional to the present day. Using oral histories and personal recollections, these chapters vividly depict not only a history of decimation and decline, but also a contemporary view of cultural revitalization, renewal, and continuity. The First Oregonians also includes essays exploring geography, federal-Indian relations, language, and art written by prominent Northwest scholars. And, as with the first edition, this new edition is richly illustrated with almost two hundred photographs, maps, and drawings. No other book offers as wide a variety of views and stories about the historical and contemporary experience of Oregon Indians. The First Oregonians is the definitive volume for all Oregonians interested in the fascinating story of Oregon's first peoples. [less]

$22.95
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Gerry Frank's Oregon

Gerry Frank

2018    500 Pages    (Gerry's Frankly Speaking)

DDC: 917.9504    LCC: F874.3

OCLC: 1047619176    ISBN 13: 9781879333291    ISBN 10: 1879333295

Completely revised fourth edition of notable restaurants, stores, hotels and interesting places to visit in Oregon. The book is a compilation of articles about notable places that Frank files weekly with The Oregonian newspaper. As always, Gerry includes his "Exclusive List" of his favorite places to eat, drink and stay. The book is organized into seven chapters, each one dedicated to a distinct region of the state (the Coast, Willamette Valley, Central Oregon, Southern Oregon, Eastern Oregon, [...]

Completely revised fourth edition of notable restaurants, stores, hotels and interesting places to visit in Oregon. The book is a compilation of articles about notable places that Frank files weekly with The Oregonian newspaper. As always, Gerry includes his "Exclusive List" of his favorite places to eat, drink and stay. The book is organized into seven chapters, each one dedicated to a distinct region of the state (the Coast, Willamette Valley, Central Oregon, Southern Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Columbia Gorge, greater Portland). Each chapter is then organized by city or neighborhood where you'll find his recommended place. [less]

$19.95

Golf in Oregon

Bob Robinson

2012    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 796.35209795    LCC: GV982.O74

OCLC: 945746350    LCCN: 2012017155    ISBN 13: 9781609496487    ISBN 10: 1609496485

In his lengthy career as an Oregon sportswriter (thirty seven years with The Oregonian), Bob Robinson covered a variety of regional and national golf events. In this collection, he takes a look back at some of the significant stories from his career, including coverage of Tiger's US Amateur win in Portland, Casey Martin's legal battle with the PGA, and Peter Jacobsen's top five finish in the 1983 PGA Championship. The book consists of twenty three essays relating memorable golf moments that [...]

In his lengthy career as an Oregon sportswriter (thirty seven years with The Oregonian), Bob Robinson covered a variety of regional and national golf events. In this collection, he takes a look back at some of the significant stories from his career, including coverage of Tiger's US Amateur win in Portland, Casey Martin's legal battle with the PGA, and Peter Jacobsen's top five finish in the 1983 PGA Championship. The book consists of twenty three essays relating memorable golf moments that occurred in Oregon or featured Oregon golfers. In each essay, Robinson seasons his initial coverage as a sports writer with follow up interviews, updated information, and his reflections on past events. [less]

$16.99

Gus J. Solomon: Liberal Politics, Jews, and the Federal Courts

Harry H. Stein

2006    256 Pages    (Oregon Historical Society)

DDC: 347.73    LCC: KF373.S63 S74

OCLC: 64098515    LCCN: 2006005350    ISBN 13: 9780875952987    ISBN 10: 0875952984

From public power to civil liberties and equal rights, Judge Gus J. Solomon (1906- 1987) was a grassroots liberal leader who helped shape the way Oregonians live. After working for two decades as a legal and political activist in the 1930s and 1940s, he was appointed to the U.S. District Court for Oregon, where he sat as the longest serving federal judge in the state. Historian Harry H. Stein tells the story of the smart and combative figure against the changing backdrop of twentieth-century [...]

From public power to civil liberties and equal rights, Judge Gus J. Solomon (1906- 1987) was a grassroots liberal leader who helped shape the way Oregonians live. After working for two decades as a legal and political activist in the 1930s and 1940s, he was appointed to the U.S. District Court for Oregon, where he sat as the longest serving federal judge in the state. Historian Harry H. Stein tells the story of the smart and combative figure against the changing backdrop of twentieth-century American law, politics, and life. [less]

$22.00
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Hard Times in Paradise: Coos Bay, Oregon, Revised Edition

William G. Robbins

2006    236 Pages    (University of Washington Press)

DDC: 338.1    LCC: HD9758.C6 R63

OCLC: 994403241    LCCN: 2005031058    ISBN 13: 9780295985480    ISBN 10: 0295985488

Blessed with vast expanses of virgin timber, a good harbor, and a San Francisco market for its lumber, the Coos Bay area once dubbed itself "a poor man's paradise." A new Prologue and Epilogue by the author bring this story of gyppo loggers, longshoremen, millwrights, and whistle punks into the twenty-first century, describing Coos Bay’s transition from timber town to a retirement and tourist community, where the site of a former Weyerhaeuser complex is now home to the Coquille Indian Tribe’ [...]

Blessed with vast expanses of virgin timber, a good harbor, and a San Francisco market for its lumber, the Coos Bay area once dubbed itself "a poor man's paradise." A new Prologue and Epilogue by the author bring this story of gyppo loggers, longshoremen, millwrights, and whistle punks into the twenty-first century, describing Coos Bay’s transition from timber town to a retirement and tourist community, where the site of a former Weyerhaeuser complex is now home to the Coquille Indian Tribe’s The Mill Casino. [less]

$20.00

Hidden History of Civil War Oregon

Randol B. Fletcher

2011    144 Pages    (The History Press)

DDC: 979.5041    LCC: E526

OCLC: 745609913    LCCN: 2011032573    ISBN 13: 9781609494247    ISBN 10: 1609494245

Many Oregonians think of the Civil War as a faraway event or something that happens when the Ducks and the Beavers tangle. Few know that the state raised two Union regiments or that more than ten thousand Union and Confederate veterans made their way to Oregon after the war. In fact, the Beaver State has impressive Civil War ties, including the battle death of Senator Edward Baker, the Long Tom Rebellion in Eugene and famous figures like U.S. Marshal Virgil Earp. Join Civil War enthusiast Randol [...]

Many Oregonians think of the Civil War as a faraway event or something that happens when the Ducks and the Beavers tangle. Few know that the state raised two Union regiments or that more than ten thousand Union and Confederate veterans made their way to Oregon after the war. In fact, the Beaver State has impressive Civil War ties, including the battle death of Senator Edward Baker, the Long Tom Rebellion in Eugene and famous figures like U.S. Marshal Virgil Earp. Join Civil War enthusiast Randol B. Fletcher as he explores the tales behind the monuments and graves that dot today's landscape and unearths the Hidden History of Civil War Oregon. [less]

$19.99

Historic Photos of Oregon

William Stack

2010    205 Pages    (Turner Publishing Company)

DDC: 979.5    LCC: F877

OCLC: 435422314    LCCN: 2009933007    ISBN 13: 9781596525566    ISBN 10: 1596525568

Known for its natural beauty, Oregon has a unique and remarkable history. During the sixteenth century, European explorers sighted the Oregon coast and wrote about it. The region would be opened to settlement through the Hudson's Bay Company and later as a result of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1805. By 1859, the Oregon Territory was set to join the Union as the 33rd state. Over the next two centuries, the opening of navigable rivers and bays to steamships, the arrival of the railroads, and [...]

Known for its natural beauty, Oregon has a unique and remarkable history. During the sixteenth century, European explorers sighted the Oregon coast and wrote about it. The region would be opened to settlement through the Hudson's Bay Company and later as a result of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1805. By 1859, the Oregon Territory was set to join the Union as the 33rd state. Over the next two centuries, the opening of navigable rivers and bays to steamships, the arrival of the railroads, and in the twentieth century the advent of roads and highways helped cities like Portland, Eugene, Salem, and Medford, as well as the state's smaller communities, grow and prosper. The pioneers and settlers who came to the region worked at logging, lumber milling, fishing, farming and ranching, mining, and salmon canning. Nearly 200 images, all published in vivid black-and-white with captions and introductions, make Historic Photographs of Oregon a compelling look at the history of this intriguing and picturesque state. [less]

$39.95

Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon

Derek Hayes

2011    240 Pages    (University of California Press)

DDC: 911.795    LCC: G1486.S1

OCLC: 838825717    LCCN: 2011922318    ISBN 13: 9780520266155    ISBN 10: 0520266153

This gorgeous atlas, illustrated throughout with more than 500 colorful images and maps, provides a visually rich and textually engaging history of the states of Oregon and Washington. Derek Hayes brings his enthusiasm and expertise to a full range of topics, beginning with the first inhabitants and tracing the westward expansion, conflict between settlers and Native Americans, and the establishment of the Oregon Trail. We see in vivid images, old maps, and lively text the coming of the [...]

This gorgeous atlas, illustrated throughout with more than 500 colorful images and maps, provides a visually rich and textually engaging history of the states of Oregon and Washington. Derek Hayes brings his enthusiasm and expertise to a full range of topics, beginning with the first inhabitants and tracing the westward expansion, conflict between settlers and Native Americans, and the establishment of the Oregon Trail. We see in vivid images, old maps, and lively text the coming of the railroads and the rapid establishment of the coastal ports, northwest cities and roads, the fur and lumber industries, and the large farms. We also witness the twentieth-century development of the war industries, the establishment of the aviation industry, and the celebratory 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. At once a valuable reference and an exhilarating adventure through history, the Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon presents readers with a fascinating chronicle of how these proud states came into their own and how they each look toward the future. [less]

$41.95

Holy Rollers

Theresa McCracken, Robert B Blodgett

2002    295 Pages    (Caxton Press)

DDC: 979.534    LCC: BP605.C546

OCLC: 48656071    LCCN: 2001058232    ISBN 13: 9780870044243    ISBN 10: 0870044249

Edmund Creffield and his "Holy Roller" religious cult made headlines in the Northwest in 1903. Few people in Oregon and Washington today are aware of the shocking events that destroyed families and divided communities. A century later, their descendents still don't talk about what happened.

Edmund Creffield and his "Holy Roller" religious cult made headlines in the Northwest in 1903. Few people in Oregon and Washington today are aware of the shocking events that destroyed families and divided communities. A century later, their descendents still don't talk about what happened. [less]

$16.95

Hoptopia

Peter A. Kopp

2016    280 Pages    (University of California Press)

DDC: 338.1    LCC: HD9019.H72 U65

OCLC: 1028603888    LCCN: 2016001734    ISBN 13: 9780520277489    ISBN 10: 0520277481

The contents of your pint glass have a much richer history than you could have imagined. Through the story of the hop, Hoptopia connects twenty-first century beer drinkers to lands and histories that have been forgotten in an era of industrial food production. The craft beer revolution of the late twentieth century is a remarkable global history that converged in the agricultural landscapes of Oregon's Willamette Valley. The common hop, a plant native to Eurasia, arrived to the Pacific Northwest [...]

The contents of your pint glass have a much richer history than you could have imagined. Through the story of the hop, Hoptopia connects twenty-first century beer drinkers to lands and histories that have been forgotten in an era of industrial food production. The craft beer revolution of the late twentieth century is a remarkable global history that converged in the agricultural landscapes of Oregon's Willamette Valley. The common hop, a plant native to Eurasia, arrived to the Pacific Northwest only in the nineteenth century, but has thrived within the region's environmental conditions so much that by the first half of the twentieth century, the Willamette Valley claimed the title "Hop Center of the World." Hoptopia integrates an interdisciplinary history of environment, culture, economy, labor, and science through the story of the most indispensible ingredient in beer. [less]

$29.95
 
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