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LOCAL LORE

The Historian Behind Many of Oregon's Place Names

Point to anything on our state's map. There’s a good chance Chet Orloff helped name it.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 01/05/2015
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HISTORY

100 Years Ago This Month, Oregon Made the Worst Decision Ever

On most issues, we're proud of our local stance as early adopters. When it comes to Prohibition? Not so much.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 12/01/2014
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HISTORY

Oregon's Vietnam Naysayer

As the US marched to war, Republican-turned-Democrat Oregon senator Wayne Morse said no.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2014
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HISTORY

How Ken Kesey's Iconic Merry Pranksters Reinvented the American Counterculture Road Trip

Fifty years ago, Oregon's iconic novelist launched American counterculture on a long, strange trip.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/01/2014
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HISTORY

The Great Tsunami of 1964

The 50th Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest takes place on June 21, commemorating one of Oregon's worst natural disasters.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 06/16/2014
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Slideshow

Slide Show: The Lost Album of Okinawa

In 1945, a Portland navy officer salvaged a book of photos from the Okinawa battlefield. Seven decades later, his widow began a journey to find its owners.

  • Published 06/15/2014
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HISTORY

Mount St. Helens: The Deep History

From the birth of the beast to its explosion in 1980 through its 21st-century rumblings, we offer a look back at the mountain's major moments.

  • Published 06/02/2014
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HISTORY

The Lost Album of Okinawa

In 1945, a Portland navy officer salvaged a book of photos from the Okinawa battlefield. Seven decades later, his widow began a journey to find its owners.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 06/02/2014
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HISTORY

Portland's Original Sin

Erickson’s Café, “the temple of 10,000 delights,” slaked pioneer Portland’s many mighty thirsts.

  • By Doug Kenck-Crispin
  • Published 06/02/2014
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HISTORY

The Birth of Crater Lake

As Crater Lake National Park turns 112, we explore the devastating volcanic eruption that formed it 7,700 years ago.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 05/30/2014
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