Oregon Historical Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 108, No. 3, Fall

At War over the Espionage Act in Portland: Dueling Perspectives from Kathleen O'Brennan and Agent William Bryon
IN SEPTEMBER 1918, THE U.S. attorney for Portland, Bert Haney, wrote a report to the attorney general on Kathleen O'Brennan, an Irish nationalist on tour from Dublin who had recently arrived in the city. She was "engaged in spreading Irish propaganda,"...
George Atkinson, Harvey Scott, and the Portland High School Controversy of 1880
WHEN PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, Oregon's first high school, opened on April 26, 1869, it had forty-five students and was lauded by Harvey Scott in an Oregonian editorial. "We congratulate the citizens of Portland," he wrote, "as well as the projectors of...
"Know Who You Are": Regional Identity in the Teachings of Eva Castellanoz
ON A STEAMY JULY NIGHT IN 2005, I sit with Eva Castellanoz in back of her house in Nyssa, on the Oregon-Idaho state line. In white jeans and an embroidered floral top, she looks far younger than her sixty-six years. Black curls spliced with gray cascade...
Multnomah County Wedding Album Project Records, 2004-2005
Beginning March 2, 2004, Multnomah County, Oregon (which includes the city of Portland), began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. County Chair Diane Linn made the decision after concluding that state law violated the Oregon Constitution's...
"Neither Head nor Tail to the Campaign": Esther Pohl Lovejoy and the Oregon Woman Suffrage Victory of 1912
IN FEBRUARY 1913, Oregon suffragist, physician, and public health activist Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy summed up Oregon's 1912 woman suffrage victory for the Woman's Progressive Weekly: "It was pre-eminently a campaign of young women, impatient of...
OrgonScape
Bobbie, the collie dog pictured here, accompanied his family on a trip from their home in Silverton, Oregon, to Walcott, Indiana, in August 1923. During the trip, Bobbie's owner, George Brazier, took him along when he went to fill the gas tank on the...
Portland to the Rescue: The Rose City's Response to the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
APRIL 18 BEGAN IN PORTLAND much the same as other days. In copies of the Morning Oregonian that landed on front porches and lay stacked at newsstands, readers found stories about the state primary, in which candidates sought nominations for U.S. senator,...
Salmon and the Restoration of the Rogue
FOR SEVEN YEARS, I PHOTOgraphed southern Oregon's Rogue River, intending to celebrate the waterway I had grown up on by creating a series of photographs that depict the river from its headwaters to the Pacific. I believe I boated all of the Rogue's...
The Winds of Change: The Decline of Extractive Industries and the Rise of Tourism in Hood River County, Oregon
THE STORY OF THE CITY AND county of Hood River is the story of much of the rural Pacific Northwest. Originally built around the logging and horticulture industries, the town in the 1970s increasingly became identified with tourism and recreation. Older...