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Great and Minor Moments in Oregon History Dick Pintarich

Great and Minor Moments in Oregon History

Dick Pintarich

Published December 11th 2008
ISBN : 9780980243604
Hardcover
272 pages
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The essays and anecdotes collected in this book are an engaging and fascinating array of both the familiar and the surprising in Oregon history. While not a comprehensive history, it covers the long span from the prehistoric to the present withMoreThe essays and anecdotes collected in this book are an engaging and fascinating array of both the familiar and the surprising in Oregon history. While not a comprehensive history, it covers the long span from the prehistoric to the present with in-depth, thought provoking and often humorous glimpses of the personalities and peculiarities that inhabit Oregons past. Its offbeat, ecclectic approach will inform and entertain you. Learn what forces of nature combined to create Oregon over geologic eons. See how the lands natural gifts inspired the mythic world of its original natives. What was it like for Lewis and Clark to spend an Oregon winter on the north coast — without the modern tourist conveniences? Follow the Barlow Road, the most perilous part of the journey facing pioneers at the end of the Oregon Trail. Witness Portlands booming optimism at the start of the 20th century, staging the west coasts first worlds fair and building a world-class rail transit system. See revealed — as never before — the seemy vice underworld of Portlands 1950s rackets mobs. Recall Oregons illustrious sports heritage and re-live the careers of her superstars — not just in sports, but in politics too. All this and much, much more — from the sublime to the ridiculous, the momentous to the minute — awaits within these pages.