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Rob Williams
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03/12/2011 - 5:36 pm
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I just scanned in an article I got from Kirk from Northwest Magazine dated June 27th, 1982.  It is about the construction of the Clackamas River Trail.  It is a short article, but it is rather interesting.  I linked to it from the historical items page, and also put a link on the Clackamas River Trail page.

Thanks, Kirk!

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03/13/2011 - 2:47 pm
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My Dad gave this article to me. He'd had it in his files for years. It's kind of hard to read, but if you magnify it enough you can make out all the words.

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03/14/2011 - 6:19 pm
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I just learned today that The Oregonian has finished digitizing it's back issues and can be accessed on line with a library card. I assume a Portland library card since that's where the source of the information live.

It could be very informative to look back into the teens and twenties for trail info.

I believe Southern Pacific owned the water rights when the country was being cruised and scouted and were involved developing access.

And the west boundary was one township east so there would be a lot of west side news.

D.

Rob Williams
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03/15/2011 - 7:43 am
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Donovan:

Where did you hear this?  I googled for it to see if I could see any info, but didn't find anything. I would be curious to know more about it.

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Rob Williams said:

Donovan:

Where did you hear this?  I googled for it to see if I could see any info, but didn't find anything. I would be curious to know more about it.


Rob,

 

I just got back from the library with my new Multnomah County Library card and I've been digging in - this is a great resource - not only scanned images but searchable text. This is going to be worse than television.

 

Thanks, Donovan, for the heads up...

 

--Paul

Rob Williams
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03/16/2011 - 4:47 am
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I just tried to get a library card online, but I have to go in to actually get my card.  Is the stuff searchable/viewable via the web or do you need to do it all at a library?

I'm eager to take a look at it.  I saw your first posting on PH.org with the note about the Perdition Trail.  Pretty cool stuff, especially the full text search capability.

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Rob Williams said:

I just tried to get a library card online, but I have to go in to actually get my card.  Is the stuff searchable/viewable via the web or do you need to do it all at a library?

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All searchable/viewable via the web through a nice responsive interface, so once you get your card and PIN you can surf away.

 

--Paul

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Do we have to get a Multnomah County library card or can we, who live in Clackamas County, access the Oregonian archives through the interlibrary system? I know back a few years ago we could access the Oregonian archives in Oregon City, but it was on microfilm rolls and you were the search engine, and you had to go through them page by page to find what you wanted. Fine if you don't have a day job or your eyes don't give out on you. I guess I will have to stop by my local library and find out.

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I think (but I'm not positive) that you need a Multnomah County library card.  You can get one if you live in Multnomah, Clackamas or Washington counties.  I'm going to go get mine today I hope and then experiment with the back issues.  Looks like a major time waster....

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03/17/2011 - 6:38 pm
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Wow.  How cool is that!  I got my library card today and did some searching tonight.  I found the following articles:

Mt Jefferson article from 1921:

/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/MtJefferson-Oregonian-1921.pdf

Fire in Fish Creek in 1956:

/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/OregonianFishCreekFire1956.pdf

Not about this district, but an interesting "Outdoors In Oregon" from 1913:

/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/OutdoorsInOregon-Oregonian-1913.pdf

Article from 1964 about the new Timber Lake Job Corps, and how they were going to build a bunch of trails (I think you will recognize some of the trails):

/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/TimberLakeJobCorpOregonian1964.jpg

I can tell I am going to be wasting a lot of time on this site!!!!

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