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Oregon became the 33d state in the Union on February 14, 1859. Portland had wooden sidewalks, and gold glittered in southern Oregon streams. Towns like Lookingglass, Needy, and Sodaville were springing up all around. It is a time to remember — and to revisit — today, 150 years later, with this detailed and lively guide.

Janice Marschner provides all you need to travel through each of Oregon's 19 original counties at the moment of statehood: a map showing each county's 1859 place names and current reference points; the history of native peoples and settlers; early roads and bridges; the first homes, schools, stores, hotels, and churches; biographical sketches of notable individuals throughout the state; lists of family names from Applegate and Lovejoy to McLoughlin, Reed, and Zumwalt; and sites to see. Historical photographs show the determined faces of natives and settlers; their oxen and wagons on wide, rough roads; their rafts and ferries on the rivers; and their towns under development.

An inspiring, closeup portrait at the moment of statehood, Oregon 1859 will light the way back for anyone who wants to see Oregon today as it was then.

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The year Oregon became the 33rd state is the fulcrum for Marschner's history and collection of photographs, though not all fall exactly in 1859. The arrangement is by counties at the time, when over half of the state was a single county. For the benefit of tourists, she lists sites to visit in each county. Sidebars also profile the lives of prominent figures. She has written a similar book about her native California. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Oregon became the 33rd state in the Union on February 14, 1859. Portland had wooden sidewalks, and gold glittered in southern Oregon streams. Towns like Lookingglass, Needy, and Sodaville were springing up all around. It is a time to remember-and to revisit-today, 150 years later, with this detailed and lively guide. Janice Marschner provides all you need to travel through each of Oregon's 19 original counties at the moment of statehood: a map showing each county's 1859 place names and current reference points; the history of native peoples and settlers; early roads and bridges; the first homes, schools, stores, hotels, and churches; biographical sketches of notable individuals throughout the state; lists of family names from Applegate and Lovejoy to McLoughlin, Reed, and Zumwalt; and sites to see. Historical photographs show the determined faces of natives and settlers; their oxen and wagons on wide, rough roads; their rafts and ferries on the rivers; and their towns under development. An inspiring, closeup portrait at the moment of statehood, Oregon 1859 will light the way back for anyone who wants to see Oregon today as it was then.

About the Author

Janice Marschner was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area and has lived in Sacramento since 1973. Her parents grew up in Eugene, Oregon, and Marschner spent many summers visiting family in the Eugene and Portland areas. Before retiring early to pursue her interest in history, she worked for a state senator and as a legislative analyst for the State of California. Her first book, California 1850: A Snapshot in Time, commemorated California's sesquicentennial in 2000.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881928730
Subtitle:
A Snapshot in Time
Author:
Marschner, Janice
Publisher:
Timber Press
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
History
Subject:
Oregon
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Oregon
Subject:
Special Interest - General
Subject:
Oregon Territory
Subject:
Oregon Territory - History
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-Oregon
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080715
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.0 in

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"Synopsis" by , Oregon became the 33rd state in the Union on February 14, 1859. Portland had wooden sidewalks, and gold glittered in southern Oregon streams. Towns like Lookingglass, Needy, and Sodaville were springing up all around. It is a time to remember-and to revisit-today, 150 years later, with this detailed and lively guide. Janice Marschner provides all you need to travel through each of Oregon's 19 original counties at the moment of statehood: a map showing each county's 1859 place names and current reference points; the history of native peoples and settlers; early roads and bridges; the first homes, schools, stores, hotels, and churches; biographical sketches of notable individuals throughout the state; lists of family names from Applegate and Lovejoy to McLoughlin, Reed, and Zumwalt; and sites to see. Historical photographs show the determined faces of natives and settlers; their oxen and wagons on wide, rough roads; their rafts and ferries on the rivers; and their towns under development. An inspiring, closeup portrait at the moment of statehood, Oregon 1859 will light the way back for anyone who wants to see Oregon today as it was then.
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