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4 – oregon history project
10.13.2004, 12:01 am
Filed under: history & geography, websites

The Oregon history project / Oregon Historical Society.
[http://www.ohs.org/education/oregonhistory/]

A digital collection of materials relating to Oregon History. The collection is structured around narrative histories of Portland, the Klamath Basin, Southwestern Oregon, the Lewis & Clark Exposition of 1905, and the state as a whole; but it includes photographs, digitized documents, maps, and many little bits and pieces of Oregon history. Some of it is well written, and some of it sucks (I’ve even found an error), but on the whole it’s useful and the pictures are really interesting. One nice thing about the photographs is that the illustrations are provided with pretty extensive annotations.

For example, see a photograph of the first version of the Morrison Street Bridge in 1889, or take a look at a picture of Portland’s Ku Klux Klan, c.1922.

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