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Beaverton Historical Society presents Who Was Dr. John McLoughlin?

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Historical Society presents Who Was Dr. John McLoughlin?

After retiring in 2008 as a manager of a small company, I became a volunteer for the National Park Service at the McLoughlin House in Oregon City. As I grew in my calling as docent I wanted to know more about Dr. McLoughlin and the history of the region, so for the last 4 years […]

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Beaverton Historical Society presents Newberg: Oregon’s Hooverville

| March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Historical Society presents Newberg: Oregon’s Hooverville

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:00 PM Admission FREE (Donations Welcome!) The Hoover-Minthorn House in Newberg, Oregon, was home to Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States, from 1885-1889. It is now preserved as a memorial to him and to the lifestyle of the Quaker community which shaped his boyhood experience. It has been fully […]

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Patent Medicines, Sure Cures, And Snake Oils

| March 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
Patent Medicines, Sure Cures, And Snake Oils

Medicine in the 18th & 19th Centuries by Ann Koppy Unregulated and often deadly, patent medicines were often the first choice for home health care in the 18th and 19th centuries. These drug compounds– seldom patented, but usually trademarked– originated in England as proprietary medications granted “Patents of royal favor” by kings and queens. Colonists […]

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Abraham Lincoln And The Oregon Connection

| February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Abraham Lincoln And The Oregon Connection

Part 2: Oregon Friends and Legislation By Ann Koppy   Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Abraham Lincoln is likely the most studied, quoted, written about, portrayed, and respected president in all of American history. The man who “belongs to the ages”1 is linked to our state in several important ways. In part 1 last month, we saw […]

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