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The Google[edit]

Newspaper archives[edit]

Geography and history resources[edit]

Towns, hamlets, settlements, wide spots in the road, etc.[edit]

My favorite citation[1][edit]

<ref name=OGN>{{cite book |last= McArthur |first= Lewis A. |authorlink= Lewis A. McArthur |coauthors= [[Lewis L. McArthur]] |title= [[Oregon Geographic Names]] |origyear= 1928 |edition= 7th |year= 2003 |publisher= [[Oregon Historical Society Press]] |location= [[Portland, Oregon|Portland]], [[Oregon]] |id= ISBN 0-87595-277-1 |page= }}</ref>

  1. ^ McArthur, Lewis A. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)

"The ref name need not be placed within quotes unless it consists of more than one word (the wiki parser converts single word quoteless attribute values into validly quoted XHTML)."

New and improved!:

<ref name=OGN>{{Cite OGN|7th|page=}}</ref>

Coordinates converter:

Friedman citation[edit]

<ref name=Friedman>{{cite book |url= |title= In Search of Western Oregon |author= Friedman, Ralph |authorlink= Ralph Friedman |year= 1990 |page= |publisher= [[Caxton Press (United States)|The Caxton Printers, Ltd]] |location= Caldwell, Idaho |isbn= 0-87004-332-3}}</ref>

Other Friedman books[edit]

Other travel books[edit]

<ref name=End>{{cite book |url= |title= Oregon: End of the Trail |author= [[Federal Writers' Project|Writers' Program]] of the [[Work Projects Administration]] in the [[Government of Oregon|State of Oregon]] |series= [[American Guide Series]] |date= 1940 |publisher= [[Binfords & Mort]] |location= [[Portland, Oregon]] |page= |oclc= 4874569}}</ref>

Gazetteer citation[edit]

<ref name=Atlas>{{cite book |title= Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer |edition= 7th |date= 2008 |publisher= [[DeLorme]] |location= [[Yarmouth, Maine]] |isbn= 0-89933-347-8}}</ref>

Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 

Oregon Encyclopedia[edit]

{{Oregon Encyclopedia}}

{{Oregon Encyclopedia|page_name_within_oregon_encyclopedia_|identifying_name|author=LastName, Author}}

Our muse[edit]

Carlson citation[edit]

<ref name=Carlson>{{cite book |author= Carlson, Linda |title= Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest |date= 2003 |page= |isbn=0-295-98332-9 |publisher= [[University of Washington Press]] |location= [[Seattle]] |url=}}</ref>

Carlson, Linda (2003). Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle: University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-98332-9. 

Old listing of incorporated places[edit]

New listing of unincorporated places[edit]

Railroad station citation[edit]

<ref name=Stations>{{cite book |last= McArthur |first= Lewis L. |authorlink= Lewis L. McArthur |coauthors= Cynthia B. Gardiner |title= The Railroad Stations of Oregon |date= 1996 |page= |isbn=0-295-98332-9 |publisher= [[Oregon Historical Society Press]] |location= [[Portland, Oregon]]}}</ref>

McArthur, Lewis L. (1996). The Railroad Stations of Oregon. Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-875-95261-5.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)

Good source for railroad stations[edit]

Ghost town citations[edit]

<ref name=Miller>{{cite book |title= Ghost Towns of Washington and Oregon |last= Miller |first= Donald C. |publisher= Pruett Publishing Company |location= [[Boulder, Colorado]] |date= 1977 |id= ISBN 0-87108-500-3 |page= }}</ref>

<ref name= Florin>{{cite book |title= Oregon Ghost Towns |last= Florin |first= Lambert |publisher= Superior Publishing Company |location= [[Seattle]] |date= 1970 |page= |oclc= 2713643}}</ref>

<ref name=Corning>{{cite book |title= Willamette Landings: Ghost Towns of the River |chapter= |last= Corning |first= Howard McKinley |origyear= 1947 |date= 1973 |edition= 2nd |publisher= [[Oregon Historical Society]] |location= [[Portland, Oregon]] |page= 138 |id= ISBN 0-87595-042-6}}</ref>

<ref name=Weis>{{cite book |last= Weis |first= Norman D. |title= Ghost Towns of the Northwest |origyear= 1971 |publisher= [[Caxton Press (United States)|Caxton Press]] |location= [[Caldwell, Idaho]] |page= |isbn= 0-87004-358-7}}</ref>

Stations that may or may not be locales or settlements[edit]

Ghost town info[edit]

Oregon Companion citation[edit]

<ref name=Companion>{{cite book |last= Engeman |first= Richard H. |title= The Oregon Companion: An Historical Gazetteer of The Useful, The Curious, and The Arcane |year= 2009 |publisher= [[Timber Press]] |location= [[Portland, Oregon|Portland]], [[Oregon]] |isbn= 978-0-88192-899-0 |page= }}</ref>

Engeman, Richard H. (2009). The Oregon Companion: An Historical Gazetteer of The Useful, The Curious, and The Arcane. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. ISBN 978-0-88192-899-0. 

Stuff I use a lot[edit]

USGS GNIS database[edit]

External link


{{GNIS|XXXXXXX|name=Foo, Oregon}} XXXXXXX=Feature Number (only need name parameter if different from title of article)


{{cite gnis}}

<ref name=GNIS>{{cite gnis |id= |name= |entrydate= November 28, 1980 |accessdate= }}</ref>

<ref name=GNISdefs>{{cite web |url= |title=Feature Class Types |publisher= Geographic Names Information System, United States Geological Survey |accessdate=September 7, 2008}}</ref>

Salem Library Photos database[edit]

Architecture stuff[edit]

Ritz citation[edit]

<ref name=Ritz>{{cite encyclopedia |last= Ritz |first= Richard Ellison |title= Lawrence, Ellis Fuller |encyclopedia= Architects of Oregon: A Biographical Dictionary of Architects Deceased – 19th and 20th Centuries |location= Portland, Oregon |publisher= Lair Hill Publishing |year= 2002 |pages=288–289 |isbn=0-9726200-2-8}}</ref>


Other cities[edit]


<ref name=ORNRHP>{{citeweb |title=Oregon National Register List |url= |date= June 6, 2011 |publisher=[[Oregon Parks and Recreation Department]] |accessdate=June 8, 2011}}</ref>


Free images, many architectural[edit]


Oregon history[edit]


Population updates[edit]

Stuff I should use when I remember[edit]

This is a list I put together for my personal use. Not to be all WP:OWN about it, but if you feel the need to copy and paste this wholesale onto your user page, please let me know. I'm glad you like my ideas but making your own list and section headings will probably be more useful to you. Some of these are very specific to my own usage and are here because I'm old enough to have learned to type on a manual typewriter and the memory is starting to go... If you'd like a nifty pre-fab list of links, just copy and paste {{style}} onto your page. Thanks!