Explore how Oregon pioneers survived in a new land, and how their work ethic came down the generations.
About the Book
The history of labor in Oregon is a history of Oregonians. From
wrangling a thresher to turn out each year’s wheat harvest to wrestling
a new computer program to grind out each week’s status report,
work occupies, sustains, and to some extent even defines us. The
equipment and the tasks may have changed over the years, but the
can-do attitude of Oregonians remains. The following pages contain
an exploration of how these tasks and equipment have changed—a
history of how Oregonians have worked in the one-hundred and
fifty years Oregon has been a state
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