Author: Finn J.D. John

Offbeat Oregon History No. 621

Bloody 1925 prison break ended badly for everyone involved It was a typical balmy August evening at the Oregon State Penitentiary. The bell had rung for supper, so inmates were streaming out of their cells and heading toward the dining hall for the evening meal, as they always did. But[Read More…]

Offbeat Oregon History No. 599: Stewart Holbrook preserved the spirit of mid-century Oregon

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARIES/PHOTO Stewart Holbrook (left) with Washington Governor Arthur Langlie, Oregon Governor Earl Snell, and Arthur Priault of the West Coast Lumbermen’s Association, standing on the Interstate Bridge in 1943. I. Ninety-eight years ago, in a logging camp deep in the forests of British Columbia, a logger in[Read More…]



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