|“||Holbrook spoke at the Oregon Historical Society in 1940, saying that Oregon had a wonderful opportunity to exploit and market its history, to the rest of the country, as well as to educate its citizens. He didn't just mean the Oregon Trail, the missionaries, and the usual suspects. He wanted to memorialize Fern Hobbs and Copperfield, Harry Tracy, King of the Western Outlaws, Bunco Kelly, King of the Crimps, etc...Well, we're finally getting around to memorializing the Oregon Trail, and maybe eventually the powers that be will recognize the wisdom in Holbrook's advice before Oregon's history and culture is forgotten and we turn into another Orange County.||”|
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- Katr67 17:20, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
- Been working on History stuff, might as well sign up here too. Am working on Champoeg and David Hill at the moment. Aboutmovies 03:22, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
- I've been working on history-related stuff, though politics and gov is my main area of interest. But we sure need that Hist. of OR page! -Pete 23:03, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
- I'm mostly interested in history as it surrounds state institutions (government, education), but I'm from Oregon City, so I like all sorts of Oregon history. akendall 13:56, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
- I'm in. --EngineerScotty 20:31, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
(History of the) History of Oregon
Besides general articles on Oregon history (see priority list below), one of the main priorites of the WPOR History Subproject is to create an article on the History of Oregon. Done
This article currently redirects to the History section in the main Oregon article. Back in August of 2006 User:EngineerScotty created a subpage of WPOR for a rough draft of the History of Oregon article, here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Oregon/History of Oregon. Right now it is mostly just an outline, but as more individual history articles are created, they can be used to flesh out the main article.
Discussion about suggestions for content and subsections of the History of Oregon page, including a collection of history templates, are on the talkpage.
Feel free to add any article suggestions below.
Articles to start
- Transportation in Oregon (see Category:History of transportation in Oregon. Start article at Wikipedia:WikiProject Oregon/Transportation in Oregon.)
- Lausanne (ship), brough Methodist reenforcements in 1840.
- Anything from 1900 forward
- Morning Star (ship), built by Tillamook dairy farmers in 1854
- Economy of Oregon 
- George H. Flanders
Drafts of history articles
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Oregon/History of Oregon
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Oregon/Land use planning in Oregon
Articles to expand
- Oregon Lyceum
- Oregon Institute
- Willamette Cattle Company
- Fort William (Oregon)
- Methodist Mission, article just on the mission in Salem not the Oregon Mission in general. Touch on branches in Oregon City and Clatsop.
- Oregon Land Fraud Scandal - if you like more recent history, here's one that needs work
- Tualatin Academy, precursor to Pacific University but also was a prep school that ran concurrent to PU.
Peoria Party, came overland in 1839, lots of notables in the wagon train.Created, by none other than the Randol Fletcher who wrote the aforementioned article ;)
- Go through Category:History of Oregon and make sure the articles within have as many inter-connecting links as possible as new articles may have been created that may have not been linked where appropriate.
- Make Oregon Forts navigation template. List by type, military, HBC, other.
- Clean up articles on missions, and probably make navbox.
- Marcus Whitman
- Narcissa Whitman
- Henry H. Spalding
- Whitman Massacre
- Whitman Mission National Historic Site
- List of shipwrecks#Oregon - take care of redlinks in there. (Isabella also listed in NRHP list as ISABELLA Shipwreck Site and Remains.)
- List of defunct United States military academies - take care of Oregon ones