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Great and Minor Moments in Oregon Historyby Dick Pintarich
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From the sublime to the ridiculous, the momentous to the minute, Great and Minor Moments in Oregon History's offbeat, eclectic approach will inform and entertain.
Learn what forces of nature combined to create Oregon over geologic eons. Follow the Barlow Road, the most perilous part of the journey facing pioneers at the end of the Oregon Trail. Witness Portland's booming optimism at the start of the 20th century, staging the West Coast's first world's fair and building a world-class rail transit system.
The history of Oregon is filled with a fascinating array of facts both expected and surprising. Great and Minor Moments in Oregon History highlights the significant and the unexpected, from the prehistoric to the present with in-depth, thought-provoking, and often humorous glimpses of the personalities and peculiarities that inhabit Oregon's past. Readers learn about the forces of nature that created Oregon over eons, the natural gifts that inspired the mythic world of its natives, and what it was like for Lewis and Clark to spend an Oregon winter on the north coast — without the modern tourist conveniences. The book also covers Portland's booming optimism at the start of the 20th century, its seamy underworld of 1950s, the city's illustrious sports and political heritage, and much more.
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