Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$21.00
List price: $29.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Hawthorne Pacific Northwest- Books About Oregon

More copies of this ISBN

The Oregon Companion: An Historical Gazetteer of the Useful, the Curious, and the Arcane

by

The Oregon Companion: An Historical Gazetteer of the Useful, the Curious, and the Arcane Cover

ISBN13: 9780881928990
ISBN10: 0881928992
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $21.00!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

What's the connection between Ken Kesey and Nancy's Yogurt? How about the difference between a hoedad and a webfoot? What became of the Pixie Kitchen and the vanished Lambert Gardens?

The Oregon Companion is an A-Z handbook of over 1000 people, places, and things. From Abernethy and beaver money to houseboats, railroads, and the Zigzag River, an intrepid public historian separates fact from fiction — with his sense of humor intact. Entries include towns and cities, counties, rivers, lakes, and mountains; people who have left a mark on Oregon; industries, products, crops, and natural resources. Includes more than 160 historical black and white photos. This entertaining and delightfully meticulous compendium is an essential reference for anyone curious about Oregon.

About the Author

Pacific Northwest historian and archivist Richard H. Engeman graduated from Reed College and holds graduate degrees from the University of Oregon and from the University of Washington. Formerly public historian of the Oregon Historical Society, he serves on the Portland Landmarks Commission and on the board of the Oregon Museums Association and the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program and is the principal of Oregon Rediviva LLC, a historical writing and consulting firm.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

cajunbliss, February 28, 2012 (view all comments by cajunbliss)
An excellent historical compilation of Oregon's past, a must for anyone relocating to or living in Oregon so that they can understand not only the history, and how the cities and towns got their names but the spirit of the pioneers that founded this green and untamable state.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881928990
Author:
Engeman, Richard H
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Author:
Engeman, Richard H.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
TRAVEL / United States/West/Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Subject:
History-Reference
Subject:
Oregon
Subject:
Oregon History.
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
TRAVEL / United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9 x 7.5 in

Other books you might like

  1. Rustic Fruit Desserts: Crumbles,...
    Used Hardcover $15.95
  2. Wine Country Guidebook: Oregon
    Used Trade Paper $6.95
  3. Portland (Falcon Guides Best Hikes Near) Used Trade Paper $9.95
  4. Brewed in the Pacific Northwest :a... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  5. Sometimes a Great Movie Signed Edition
    Used Trade Paper $15.50
  6. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland:...
    Used Trade Paper $10.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » History
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Oregon » Books About Oregon
History and Social Science » World History » General

The Oregon Companion: An Historical Gazetteer of the Useful, the Curious, and the Arcane Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$21.00 In Stock
Product details 432 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881928990 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.