25th Jul 2020
July 25 – Today in Oregon History

July 25 – Today in Oregon History

July 25 – Today in Oregon History 1850 – Gold is discovered in Oregon for the first time, sparking a gold rush to the Rogue River.

12th Jul 2020
July 12th – Today in Oregon History

July 12th – Today in Oregon History

July 12th – Today in Oregon History 1925 – In a show of racism and xenophobia, residents of Toledo Oregon forced Japanese laborers and their families to leave town.

25th Jun 2020
June 25th – Today in Oregon History

June 25th – Today in Oregon History

June 25th – Today in Oregon History In an attempt to keep Oregon from joining the Union as a slave state, the Provisional Government enacted the “Lash Law.” To keep...

04th Jun 2020
June 4th – Today in Oregon History

June 4th – Today in Oregon History

June 4th – Today in Oregon History 1990 – Dr. Kevorkian assists an woman to commit suicide for the first time, sparking an nation wide debate over the right to...

01st Jun 2020
June 1st – Today in Oregon History

June 1st – Today in Oregon History

June 1st – Today in Oregon History 1905 – The Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland. It is so successful that Portland’s population doubles in the next decade...

22nd Apr 2020
April 22 – Today in Oregon History

April 22 – Today in Oregon History

April 22 – Today in Oregon History Recurring – Earth Day! Events take place all over the state to honor our Earth and keep it clean. Check out SolveOregon for...

04th Apr 2020
Colton Private Covered Bridge

Colton Private Covered Bridge

Colton Private Covered Bridge In addition to the numerous publicly accessible covered bridges in Oregon, there are a number of privately owned ones. This one leads to a private driveway,...

08th Mar 2020
March 8th – Today in Oregon History

March 8th – Today in Oregon History

March 8th – Today in Oregon History National Oregon Day – Recognizes the 33rd State joining the Union (Not sure why this isn’t Feb 14th, the day Oregon became a...

17th Feb 2020
February 17th – Today in Oregon History

February 17th – Today in Oregon History

February 17th – Today in Oregon History 1913 – Oregon puts the first minimum wage law into place

04th Feb 2020
February 4th – Today in Oregon History

February 4th – Today in Oregon History

February 4th – Today in Oregon History 1999 – The MV New Carissa runs aground at the mouth of Coos Bay

28th Jan 2020
January 28th – Today in Oregon History

January 28th – Today in Oregon History

January 28th – Today in Oregon History 1965 – After heavy rainfall through December (1964) and early January (1965) across the entire West Coast, a landslide hits Mapleton Oregon’s “downtown”....

23rd Jan 2020
The Orderly 1910 - Train Travel Advertisement

“Colonist Rates” – 1910 railroad advertisement

Colonist Rates This vintage advertisement from 1910 caught my eye. It is from “The Orderly,” a student run magazine created by the seniors at Hill Military Academy in Portland Oregon....

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