News of the Week, August 28 – September 3

The September 3, 1846 issue of the Oregon Spectator is filled with information on the ongoing negotiations with Great Britain over the joint occupancy of the Oregon Territory. This “latest” news from the states arrived in August when Lieutenant Woodworth of the U. S. Navy arrived after traveling overland to the west coast. He delivered…

News of the Week, August 21 to August 27

The tone of the news is set by the editor, or Publisher and Proprietor as several Oregon City newspapers titled the man in charge. In 1856 William L. Adams, publisher of the Oregon Argus, was not shy about sharing his highly partisan opinions, filling most of the four page weekly newspaper with political news from around…

News of the Week – August 14, 1896 -Organizations

In the second half of the 19th century fraternal organizations provided fellowship and connections in the community.. Organizations for women or mixed membership were also founded as companion groups to what were originally groups just for men. Many of the organizations provided insurance, promoted specific occupations and provided burial services for their members. Mountain View…