Oregon is stirred from stem to stern, and every subversive element is active in its efforts, desires, and hopes of overthrowing organized society and the governor, not of their ilk, would naturally be the one official that they would strike at.
Oregon Governor Charles Martin (1935)
Source: Murrell, Gary. Iron Pants: Oregon’s Anti-New Deal Governor, Charles Henry Martin. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 2000 (153).
Two women packing cherries at the cherry packing plant in Imbler in Union County, ca. 1939. Photo by WPA.
#WPAWednesday “Oregon Oddities and Items of Interest” by the Federal Writers’ Project (Or.), Series 4, no. 2, September 16, 1940, Vanishing Wildlife, part 1. Includes sea otter, beaver, buffalo, American pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, and the Rocky Mountain goat.
My principal concern, as governor, is quality—and how we maintain and enhance this essential ingredient of the Oregon way of life. We weigh quality in Oregon by many scales.
We place a premium on the beauty of our homes, gardens and parks…the abundance of our wildlife…the splendor of our scenery…the cleanliness of our environment.
We weigh quality by our excellent educational system…by the caliber of our state institutions…by our ability to provide assistance to those in need…and by our path-finding research.
Quality is never an accident—these efforts cost money.They are hard-won investments in Oregon’s future…investments which we cannot see sacrificed for the sake of fiscal expediency.
Construction of a railroad trestle in the Cascades.
#WPAWednesday “Oregon Oddities and Items of Interest” by the Federal Writers’ Project (Or.), Series 4, no. 1, 1940, Prehistoric Lands in Oregon. “Mount Thielsen, a great upstanding spire, is just north of the Crater Lake National Park Area. This peak is frequently referred to as the ‘lightning rod of the Cascades’, also as ‘Oregon’s Matterhorn’.
And now, we must decide if we have the fortitude to keep Oregon a place of opportunity, a place of beauty, a place to fulfill dreams.
Women and children posed on the steps of a hop field cabin in the Willamette Valley, ca. 1920s.
There is no question but what the ocean shore is a priceless natural asset.