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Southwest Oregon Recorder now online!

In partnership with Langlois Public Library, with funding from the Curry County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust, the Southwest Oregon Recorder is now available for keyword searching and browsing on Historic Oregon Newspapers from September 9, 1884 –

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East Oregonian: E.O. online through September 1914

Historic newspaper pages from the Pendleton East Oregonian: E.O. are now available on Historic Oregon Newspapers online from March 1, 1888 through Oct. 1, 1914! Officially incorporated in 1880, Pendleton is located in Umatilla County, adjacent to the Umatilla Indian

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Oregon City Enterprise!

Exciting news! Two new historic newspapers (with the same title!) from Oregon City, covering the late 19th/early 20th century, are now available online at the Historic Oregon Newspapers website: Oregon City Enterprise, Nov. 15, 1872-Nov. 7, 1878 Oregon City Enterprise,

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The Civil War in Oregon: James O’Meara and Newspaper Suppression

On May 25, 1861, James O’Meara, a veteran of the newspaper business, decided to abandon the Oregon Sentinel, a small Democratic paper that he had published in Jacksonville since his arrival there two years earlier.[i]  Many papers in 19th century

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Oregon Women’s Suffrage Centennial

As the November 2012 Presidential election draws near, American voters are faced with many issues to deliberate and decisions to be made. Precisely 100 years ago, only American men were allowed to cast their votes for the next president. While

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New ODNP article in the Oregon Library Association Quarterly Journal!

Fall is officially here, and what better way to celebrate than by checking out the Fall 2012 issue of the OLA Quarterly, themed “Libraries, Museums, and Oregon’s Cultural History.” As a program fully geared toward preserving, providing access to, and

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The Politics of Prohibition in Oregon

As most of us likely already know, the U.S. once grappled with the question of whether or not to ban the production, distribution, and sale of alcohol. In fact, a federal ban was instituted for about thirteen years, from 1920

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The Blue Jewel of Oregon

It’s officially summertime, and here at the ODNP, one of our favorite things about this glorious season in the Pacific Northwest is visiting Crater Lake without the hindrance of snow. Not only do the lake and surrounding landscapes provide breathtaking

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Fortunes Forecast, Lucky Charms!

Have you ever wondered what your future holds? Will you find success? True love? Is it possible that the alignment of the planets and stars, your first name, or the lines on the palm of your hand could provide the

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Sustainable Energy

Hot water, lights, refrigerators, computers and cell phones are just a few examples of everyday necessities that are reliant on some sort of power source, and it’s often difficult not to take these things for granted. A look through the

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