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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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Rescuers form human rescue chain during Vanport Flood, 1948. Oregonian photo, OrHi 52428

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Vanport

During the early 1940s, Vanport, Oregon, was the second largest city in the state. But on a Sunday afternoon in May 1948, it disappeared completely — destroyed by a catastrophic flood.

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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: Television Broadcast, Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Civilian Conservation Corps


OPB-TV

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Type: Television Broadcast, Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Art Makers


OPB-TV

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White Plague

Type: Television Broadcast, Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

White Plague


OPB-TV

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Wayne Morse

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Wayne Morse


OPB-TV

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

Type: Television Broadcast, Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Thomas Condon—Of Faith and Fossils


OPB-TV

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