Tag Archives: Portland

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published June 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. “Ladies and gentlemen may I have your attention please. Right here from the frosty fingertips of Farrell’s fantastic fountain is the … Continue reading

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Carolyn B. Shelton, Oregon’s First Woman Governor (for a weekend)

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published February 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. “Oregon Has Today a Woman Governor” the headlines of the Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) trumpeted on February 27, 1909 with … Continue reading

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Farley E. Mogan – The Oregon State Policeman and the Sea Lion

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published November 2014. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. The call came over the radio to state police patrolman Farley Mogan shortly after sunrise Feb. 25, 1936. A sea lion … Continue reading

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November 19, 1914

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent Of absolutely no connection with war is the following story of a “properly robed lady in black” floating down Commercial Street: STREET CAR CREW DISCOVERS A GHOST Lady Properly Robed in Black Floats Down … Continue reading

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September 7, 1914

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent “German Women of Most Heroic Mold” read the front page of the September 7, 1914 Capital Journal. A second headline reads “Germans Pour Over the Meuse” “Parisians Rejoice At Being Passed By – German … Continue reading

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Casebere Standard Kindergarten

                      “At the 1916 Oregon State Fair, under the sponsorship of the Oregon Congress of Mothers, “a free kindergarten will be maintained in the old pavilion, where children of fair … Continue reading

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Just Released: Willamette Valley Voices Waterways Edition

Volume II, No. 2 of the Willamette Heritage Center’s historical journal Willamette Valley Voices has just come back from the printers.  This issue offers articles about waterways in the Mid-Willamette Valley.  Articles include: Introduction  Wonder of Oregon Waters by Susan … Continue reading

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