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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1875)
VOL. 1 No. 4.
FOKTLAKD, OREGON, NOVKMBKtt,.1875.
I OREGON PAST AND PRESENT.
I It ii Interesting, and to ii it useful in many re-
ipwtt to uy nothing of the constantly-growing
, Talus of historical accuracy to revert back to and
I recall the early days of our own State from iti
fint-known settlement down to tke present time.
4 But it is not the object of the writer of this just
now to go so far back for his starting-point That
portion of Oregon's history shall be left for others
to present when they will. Our object U more
particularly to compare and contrast the Oregon of
this period with the Oregon of, say, thirty years
and less ago to show our readers that, while the
population have, in some respects, materially ad
ranced beyond the utmost that was attained by the
early settters of the infant expansive Territory, in
other respects they hare done little more than to fol
low the lead and to put to practice the wise sugges
tions and intelligent theories of the sturdy and far
seeing pioueers; and to rear the superstructure
which we here enjoy upon the broad, solid, enduring
foundation whioh that noble baud of adventurous,
brare and enterprising men so securely laid in the
very heart of the unredeemed wilderness that now
giret its unequalled wealth of breadstufts to the
nations of Europe and has won to Oregon the
very foremost placo as a producing State in quality
as well at quantity.
The loan of a bound Bis of the Oregon Spectator
by its owner, our respected fellow-citixen, ox-Uor.
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