Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Oregon/History

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First we need to create a "History of Oregon" page so the below will no longer be red for our green state. Done.

After that I'm thinking we could break things down into four catagories:

  • Native People History
  • History to 1806 (1492-1806)
  • Pioneer History (1807-1900)
  • Modern History (1900 to present)

For everything until 1848 it would be history of the Oregon country, then with the formation of the territory the focus should be on Oregon only. Not that I'm trying to be a dictator, though that might be fun.

For greater usability I propose a series of lists, of which I have created one and will make the others if people are OK with this. I will make them interconnect, but useing just the lists would give people a broad understanding of the history.

{{Oregon History}} Aboutmovies 07:43, 23 November 2006 (UTC)


Created the other lists:

And now I have been informed there is a history section to the WikiOregon. Why wasn't it integrated with this area? Where is the link form this main page? More to come, including creating the sub pages. Aboutmovies 00:08, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Hi Aboutmovies. Why don't you go ahead and post about starting this subproject on the project's main talkpage so more people will know about it? I only stumbled across it because I saw the talk page link was blue while the subproject page was still red. You could go ahead and and start the project page too if you want (versus this, the talk page)--see the other sub project pages for ideas. I think the reason the History page is a subpage of EngineerScotty's is because it just isn't ready for primetime yet. I suggest you read through all the posts on the main project talk page to see the where/who/what/why of what has been worked on so far. Cheers! Sorry I seem to be the only one from the project talking to you so far. I'm not stalking you, I swear... Katr67 20:16, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Star of Oregon[edit]

Did some copyediting, hope that helps. Katr67 20:32, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, I've also created the History of Oregon page, but redirected it to the history section on Oregon. But if you go to the actual page and click edit you will see I started an outline with brief thoughts as to what can be added. I figure it can stay that way for a while, then loose the redirect once it is filled out. If you or anyone has some time at some point see if I've forgotten topics. Thanks again. Aboutmovies 23:58, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Note about Oregon Rangers[edit]

Just a heads up, there is also a current Oregon Rangers Association , a somewhat controversial organization that started in Junction City a few years ago. A disambiguation might be in order. Katr67 06:30, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Hopefully the new group won't be notable. Started the page, discovered they did not participate in the Cayuse War. Aboutmovies 01:58, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Territorial Legislature[edit]

Nope, not redundant. Prov gov runs 1843-Feb. 1849, then Territorial leg kicks in, though many from earlier group are elected to new legislature. Aboutmovies 07:07, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Cool. Despite your best efforts, I'm pretty unclear on the whole Provisional/Territorial thing. Is there a timeline somewhere? Anyway, there's a couple articles redlinked to the Territorial Legislature now (and the Oregon Territorial Supreme Court as well), and a bunch of folks we already have articles on served in it, so whipping up a stub shouldn't be too hard. Katr67 07:27, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm not sure if I can remember a timeline being anywhere but you can see the Provisional Government info and then the Territorial Government info. Another semi-timeline and great source for people articles is Legislative History that has links to each era, and then lists those elected. 1960s had a who's who in Oregon politics in the legislature.

A quick timeline:

1841 - First Champoeg Meeting, only a few positions created, most important is supreme judge to deal with Ewing Young's estate.
1842 - Debates on government, but no elections/decisions
1843 - February is the Wolf Meeting, then May 2 is basically like 7/4/1776 when the settlers vote to form a government. July 5, a government is formed and then operates with 3 branches of government until the territory is created in 1848 by the U.S. government.
1848 - Oregon Territory is created in August
1849 - February, Joseph Lane arrives as Governor and proclaims US control. This then ends to Provisional Government that operated up to Lane's arrival including the authorization of the Beaver Coins.
1859 - February 14, 1859, Oregon enters the union as a state.
Hope this clarifies. Aboutmovies 20:26, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Henry Failing[edit]

I've started a draft bio of Henry Failing, 3x mayor of Portland, here, if anybody wants to contribute. -Pete (talk) 04:03, 25 March 2008 (UTC)