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Tabitha Brown

Tabitha Brown - "Mother of Oregon" Our Past - People Tabitha Brown: May 1, 1780 – May 4, 1858 Tabitha Moffatt Brown was an early pioneer on a treacherous journey by wagon train along the Oregon Trail in 1846. She settled with her family in Oregon Country, where she...
Manche Langley

Manche Langley

Manche Langely Our Stories - People Two unique names for two unique ladies. One, known to millions of people, is now the most famous archer in the world, star of “The Hunger Games” books and movie. What a remarkable character is young Katniss Everdeen. Though...

Alvin Thompson Smith

Alvin Thompson Smith Our Stories - People Alvin Smith: November 17, 1802 – January 22, 1888 When people talk about the founders of Forest Grove, the names Harvey Clark, Tabitha Brown, and Joseph Gale are spoken with consistency, but the name Alvin Smith does not...
Carl “Bud” Sherman

Carl “Bud” Sherman

Carl "Bud" Sherman Our Stories - People My good friend Carl Sherman passed away April 30th at the age of 103. You’ll remember him from our drives around town that I wrote about in previous newsletter issues. I knew Carl as “Bud,” which is how he referred to...
Miss Emily’s Buggy

Miss Emily’s Buggy

Emily Peterson Our Stories - People (Ed. Note: Orginal story by Judy Gates Goldmann) A buggy is a four wheeled, horse drawn vehicle. This one is light weight, with hard rubber tires on the delicate wheels. It is black, with red wheels. Maybe the wheels were carmine to...