Tag Archives: Oregon

Book Review: Owning It All

Owning It All, by William Kittredge This book is certainly a strange one, although by no means a bad one.  The author comes from Eastern Oregon and expresses the fundamental ambivalence that the West has often had with government.  The … Continue reading

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Let Us Not Put Our Faith In Mobs

Yesterday evening some ten people or so were arrested and half a dozen were injured in downtown Portland when two groups of people whom I equally disapprove of had protests and counterprotests that predictably turned ugly.  The conflict was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Punk, Rotten & Nasty

Punk, Rotten & Nasty:  The Saga Of The Pacific Railway & Navigation Company, by Paul Michael Clock It is rather striking that a short-lived railroad that performed a notable task of civic-mindedness should have been saddled with such a terrible … Continue reading

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Book Review: Portland Speedway

Portland Speedway (Images Of Sports), by Jeff Zurschmeide In reading this book I was filled with a sense that I wish I would have known this building better.  Now torn down with the remnants of a small clay track that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon City

Oregon City (Images Of America), by Jim Tompkins Oregon City is a small city where I have spent considerably more time than its small size and contemporary obscurity would tend to demand.  Yet there is a sense of missed opportunity … Continue reading

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Book Review: Theatres Of Portland

Theatres Of Portland (Images Of America), by Gary Lacher and Steve Stone There is a feeling of considerable melancholy in looking at some of these images of the past.  And there is a certain degree of mixed feelings about its … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon Asylum

Oregon Asylum (Images Of America), by Diane L. Goeres-Gardner Did you know that “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” was filmed in the Oregon State Hospital, originally known as the Oregon Asylum?  If you are a fan of that particular … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hillsboro

Hillsboro (Images Of America), by Kimberli Fitzgerald and Deborah Raber with the Hillsboro HIstoric Landmarks Advisory Committee As someone who lives at present just outside of the city boundaries of Hillsboro, it is striking to note just how small Hillsboro … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fort Stevens

Fort Stevens (Images Of America), by Susan L. Glen I happen to greatly fond of the Images of America, and as someone who has gone to Fort Stevens to watch civil war reenactments, there is a great deal of enjoyment … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon State Penitentiary

Oregon State Penitentiary, by Diane L. Goeres-Gardner and John Ritter For whatever reason, my library has a large variety of interesting books that are mostly full of historical photographs along with captions and commentary in the Images of America series … Continue reading

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