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Opal Whiteley

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Opal Whiteley

In 1920, Oregon’s Opal Whiteley was the center of international controversy. Her childhood diary was called a work of genius, until readers discovered hidden clues to a mystery that has not been solved to this day.

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On the Fourth of July, children rode through town on a violin-shaped float.

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Sagebrush Symphony

The Portland Youth Philharmonic is America's first youth orchestra. But the story of the PYP begins in Burns where a violinist named Mary Dodge shared her love of music with the local children. As their talent emerged, Dodge formed a children's orchestra called the Sagebrush Symphony that captivated audiences statewide.

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Captain Jack

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

The Modoc War

The Modoc War of 1872 to 1873 was one of the costliest American Indian wars in U.S. history, considering the number of people involved. For nearly seven months, a handful of Modoc Indian warriors and their families held off hundreds of U.S. Army soldiers. The war is largely forgotten to most of the nation, but at the time of the conflict, the story made headlines from London to San Francisco. People were enthralled as one of the last real-life, Wild-West battles unfolded on the American frontier.

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Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling is considered one of the greatest chemists of the 20th century. A brilliant scientist and humanitarian he made revolutionary discoveries in chemistry, physics, molecular biology and medicine; then used his international fame and popularity to promote world peace.

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Oregon at War

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Oregon at War

The Second World War brought major changes — economic, social and demographic — to the state of Oregon. The war years also left profound impressions on the individuals who lived through them, whether in military service or on the home front. “Oregon at War” is a one-hour special that explores both the big picture and the personal stories of Oregon and Oregonians during World War II.

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Civilian Conservation Corps

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Civilian Conservation Corps

2008 is the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Today its work is still enjoyed in parks and forests around the state. Through interviews with former enrollees, and historic film and pictures, the program tells the story of the CCC in Oregon.

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Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Art Makers

Today, active and diverse art scenes flourish throughout Oregon. Our state’s art-friendly reputation extends nationally and beyond. But all this has been a long time in the making. “The Art Makers,” a new episode of OPB’s Oregon Experience series, explores the art and the artists that paved the way.

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White Plague

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

White Plague

Also called consumption or “wasting disease,” tuberculosis once ran rampant in America. It still claims 8 million lives a year worldwide. Oregon led the Northwest in the fight against TB in the early 1900s. Yet even then, and until the advent of modern antibiotics, most treatments remained crude and ineffective. OREGON EXPERIENCE explores the historical impact of TB in Oregon.

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Wayne Morse

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Wayne Morse

Wayne Morse served four terms (1945 -1969) in the US Senate. He represented Oregon with brilliance and bravado and followed a vision of “principle above politics.” He could be quick to criticize, and he rankled many opponents. But he wrote and sponsored legislation that was well ahead of its time.

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Trip to win support for Federal Park status for John Day Fossil Bed, ba01178

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Thomas Condon—Of Faith and Fossils

In 1853 a preacher and pioneer geologist named Thomas Condon arrived in Oregon Territory. He would embrace both religion and science and devote his life to educating others about Oregon’s ancient history.

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