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By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 

Oregon's 1940s hipsters:

The Beat movement before the ’60s

 

September 12, 2019



COTTAGE GROVE — What started as a small Civilian Public Service (CPS) camp in 1945’s Waldport, Oregon, emerged into what became the Beat Movement of the early 1960s. These conscientious objectors from World War II became some of the key members to produce art and poetry that helped revolutionize the nation.

Steve McQuiddy, historian and local author, wrote about this camp and its workers in his new book “Here On the Edge,” which he presented during the Axe & Fiddle’s History Pub on Sept. 3 in Cottage Grove.

“There’s a current that runs through society,” McQuiddy said. “Gar...



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