Eugene Augur

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The Eugene Augur was a local countercultural underground newspaper published in Eugene, Oregon, United States, from 1969 to 1974. Starting with its first issue dated October 14, 1969, the Augur, produced by a cooperative of left-wing political activists aligned with the antiwar movement, appeared twice a month, offering up a mix of New Left politics and acid rock counterculture to an audience of students, hippies, radicals and disaffected working class youth in the Eugene area. The paper's coverage ranged from antiwar demonstrations, exposing local narcotics agents, and rock festivals, to the growth of backwoods communes in Southern Oregon and the annual Oregon Renaissance Faire.[1] In August 1972, the paper cut publication to a monthly schedule. Staffers included Peter Jensen and Jim Redden, son of a prominent Oregon politician and later a reporter for the Portland Tribune.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Renaissance Roots: Gathering of the Tribes on Crow Road" by Suzy Prozanski. Fair Family News, December, 2008. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
  2. ^ About this newspaper: The Augur Chronicling America, Library of Congress. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
  3. ^ "At This End of the Oregon Trail: The Eugene Augur, 1969-1974" by Peter Jensen, Voices from the Underground, ed. Ken Wachsberger (Mica Press, 1993).