News of the Week, July 2 to July 8

Oregon Spectator, July 8, 1847 We are pleased to announce the arrival among us of a young American artist, Mr. J. M. Stanley, who visits our territory for the purpose of transferring to canvas some portions of the beautiful and sublime scenery with which our country abounds. The field of Mr. Stanley’s labors has chiefly…

News of the Week, Labor Day

Labor Day was first recognized in the United States through city ordinances passed in 1885 and 1886. Although New York first proposed a day for a state holiday, Oregon was the first state to pass a bill establishing the holiday in 1887. In 1894 Congress created a national holiday establishing the first Monday of September…