Historic Photos of Oregon.
By: William Stack.
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Published: Turner Publishing Company.
Known for its natural beauty, Oregon has a unique and remarkable history. During the sixteenth century, European explorers sighted the Oregon
coast and wrote about it. The region would be opened to settlement
through the Hudson’s Bay Company and later as a result of the Lewis and
Clark Expedition of 1805. By 1859, the Oregon
Territory was set to join the Union as the 33rd state.
Over the next two centuries, the opening of navigable rivers and bays to
steamships, the arrival of the railroads, and in the twentieth century
the advent of roads and highways helped cities like Portland, Eugene,
Salem, and Medford, as well as the state’s smaller communities, grow and
prosper. The pioneers and settlers who came to the region worked at
logging, lumber milling, fishing, farming and ranching, mining, and
Nearly 200 images, all published in vivid black-and-white with captions
and introductions, make Historic Photographs of Oregon a compelling look at the history of this intriguing and picturesque state.