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The Binfords and Mort Publishing Company and the Development of Regional Literature in Oregon

This is an MA thesis in History by Jeremy Skinner at Portland State University, readable online for free. It’s a neat read overall, for anyone who engages much with printed pioneer-era Northwest sources.… Continue reading

New land, north of the Columbia

Lorraine McConaghy.  2011.  New land, north of the Columbia: Historic documents that tell the story of Washington State from territory to today.  Seattle: Sasquatch. I was delighted to find a copy of this… Continue reading

From Copenhagen to Okanogan, part 4

[Final installment.  See previous episodes for more info on this fascinating pioneer memoir…life in the Okanogan Highlands of Washington State, 1880s-1930s.  Most of what I’ve excerpted in this blog happened in the last… Continue reading

From Copenhagen to Okanogan, part 1

Part 1 of a multi-part blog post… “From Copenhagen to Okanogan” by U[lrich] E[nglehardt] Fries, 2nd printing published 1951 by Caxton Printers of Caldwell, Idaho. It’s one of my favorite books for quotations… Continue reading

Grand Ronde dictionary — coming very soon

Grand Ronde dictionary coming soon Chinuk Wawa / kakwa nsayka ulman-tilixam laska munk-kemteks nsayka / As Our Elders Teach Us to Speak It [Paperback] The Chinuk Wawa Dictionary Project *** Update:  It’s out!  It’s… Continue reading