"Images of America: Oregon's Capitol Buildings" focuses on the storied and controversial history of the structures that have housed Oregon state government since territorial days.
Most people are aware of the great fire in 1935 that destroyed the capitol, but many no nothing about the suspicious fire that leveled Oregon's first capitol after becoming a state - a fire that may have been intentionally set, though no one can prove it.
Learn about the leaders who championed the capitol buildings and the many models and trials that took place before a brick was laid.
Images of America: McMinnville traces the history and people of McMinnville, Oregon. I have once again teamed up with author and genealogist Christy Van Heukelem.
William Newby had a vision to create a place of commerce and residence for settlers to the Willamette Valley. Newby named the town after his hometown of McMinnville, Tennessee, and saw plenty of local opportunities on his land, straddling an old Native American trail along what is now Baker Street. Newby had a millstone shipped from Oregon City so grain could be ground at his mill. Soon, a blacksmith shop and a general store attracted people
The land that became the city of Newberg played a crucial role in the founding of the state of Oregon. It provided the second permanent encampment after Fort Astoria for trappers coming to the Pacific Northwest. Ewing Young came to Oregon in 1834, claiming as his own a vast stretch of land around his home in the Chehalem Valley. When Ewing died without a will, nearby residents gathered to settle Ewing's estate. This event led directly to the vote at Champoeg to make Oregon part of the United States. The town's name was given by pioneer Sebastian Brutscher after his
Published by Arcadia Press, Images of America: Salem charts the history of Oregon's capital from the first Native Americans who favored the area as a winter campground, through its vital place as the state's capital city. Told by way of hundreds of historic photos and extended captions, this book shows the people, institutions, events, and places that make Salem one of the most interesting cities in Oregon.
The book is co-authored with research Christy Van Heukelem.
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