Tracking Down Oregon (Google eBook)

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Caxton Press, 1978 - History - 306 pages
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press
Interesting people and places and their stories are sprinkled throughout this conversational narrative that gives the reader a taste of the spirit of Oregon's people.
  

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Contents

Oregon This Oregon
1
The Untypical Smiths
6
A Closeness to Hug Point
11
A Rising of Spirit at Munson Falls
13
The Seasons of Randolph
15
Tichenor and Associates Present Port Orford
19
Ghost Towns of the Lower Columbia
30
The Small Drama of Hamlet
35
The Log Town Rose
173
Portrait of Van Gilder
178
A Tolling Bell at Boyd
181
A Dreaming at Dufur
184
A Friend in Time
189
A Varied Song in Sherman County
193
Come Along to Hay Creek
203
The Wonderful Baldwin Hotel
206

Baptism at Bacona
43
The Not So Meek Joe
51
A Peacefulness at Pike
55
High Tide for Sam Simpson
58
Saga of a Gunslinger
71
Kinton Has Some Little Lambs
77
The Pittsburgh Dream of Lake Oswego
79
A Corner of History at Oregon City
82
Great Day at New Era
88
Battle Hymn of Abigail
95
Long Road to the Cook House
104
The Search for Jennyopolis
111
Irish Bend Nightmare
115
The Romance Back of Latourell
118
Mighty Peak of Tremendious Hight
125
That Wonderful Ingleside Farm
131
The Saga of Silverton Bobbie
135
A Requiem for Homer
146
A Name for Opal Creek Falls
150
No More Elephants in the Bohemia
155
Pioneers O Pioneers
160
Sunny Valley Scene
165
Bridge Over Evans Creek
169
A Grave Marker to Ponder On
171
Winema and Captain Jack
211
Phantom Legend on the Crooked River
221
Fording on the Oregon Trail
225
Ghostly Sequel to the John Day Fording
229
The Sage of Pilot Rock
233
A Long Way from Old Long Creek
242
Matties Monument
245
Wings in an Odd Fortress
248
Sawdust at Seneca
251
The Gray Ghost of Hines
254
A Stately Meeting at Wagontire
256
Great Basin Blues
259
Great Register on Crooked Creek
261
The Maybe Fantastic Walls of Rome
264
The Divided Hill House of Jordan Valley
267
In Search of Monahan
270
A Fantasy For Real
277
From Rob to Riches at Joseph
280
The Wrong Kind of Monument
283
That Troublesome Oregon Trail
288
Oregon Names
294
Index
297
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About the author (1978)

A Chicagoan by birth, Ralph Friedman first saw Oregon at the age of seventeen after hitchhiking and riding boxcars across the country. He has written on every state and continent except Antarctica - but Oregon is his major interest.

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