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The Story of Valentine’s Day, as Told by Historic Oregon Newspapers

“Tomorrow, Valentine, the patron saint of all lovers, especially amateurs, will receive proper recognition all over the civilized world.” This is how The Dalles Daily Chronicle began its February 13, 1895, article “St. Valentine’s Day.” The newspaper served the people

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Halloween Fun Highlighted in Historic Oregon Newspapers

With the familiar chill of early fall comes jack-o’-lanterns on front porches and paper cutouts of bats, black cats, and witches on broomsticks in the windows of homes and school buildings. Halloween is here once more, and the fun and

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A Holiday Mystery

Ah yes, it’s that time of year again, the holiday season is officially upon us. Christmas music is playing in all the stores, Santas are appearing in every mall and hoards of people are clamoring to find the right gifts

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The Holidays In Early Oregon

With the onset of the winter holiday season, I’ve been looking through December issues of the historic newspapers, enjoying the nostalgic  illustrations, articles and advertisements from seasons past. You can do the same on Chronicling America, where issues of the

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