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Oregon City (Images of America)

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ISBN13: 9780738548654
ISBN10: 0738548650
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In 1829, Dr. John McLoughlin, chief factor of the Hudson's Bay Company Columbia Department, had two small cabins constructed on an island in Willamette Falls. The Kalapuya Indians promptly burned them, but a claim had been made and the roots planted for the oldest city in the Oregon Territory. Incorporated for over 160 years as Oregon City, McLoughlin's city at Willamette Falls has served as the political capital of an independent Oregon Country and the first capital of the Oregon Territory. Considered the oldest industrial site in the West, with saw, flour, paper, and woolen mills, Oregon City was also a transportation center for covered wagons, steamboats, and railroads. As a regional entertainment hub over the years, the community has provided both residents and visitors with such pleasures as Chautauquas, Oregon's first sporting events, the first state fair, a variety of annual festivals, and an array of opera, vaudeville, and movie houses.

About the Author

Author and longtime resident Jim Tompkins is a retired schoolteacher and research historian. He has written several text and guide books about the Oregon Trail and Oregon City. For this volume, he gathered more than 200 striking images from the extensive photograph collection of the Clackamas County Historical Society.

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Graylee, June 12, 2009 (view all comments by Graylee)
What a GREAT WAY to relive history. The photograph's have you time warped back to the day.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780738548654
Author:
Tompkins, Jim
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Or
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Oregon City (Or.) History.
Subject:
Oregon City (Or.) - Social life and customs
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.22x6.58x.34 in. .72 lbs.

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