Offbeat Oregon History

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Heroes & Rascals of Old Oregon Publisher's summary

Heroes and rascals...shipwrecks and lost gold...

Since 2008, the Offbeat Oregon History syndicated newspaper column has entertained and informed Oregonians with the weirdest, quirkiest, funniest, and most outrageous true stories in the surprisingly long history of their young state. Now, for the first time, those stories have been collected together, re-researched, augmented with freshly discovered information, and presented to listeners in audiobook form - starting with this volume, in which we've selected the most inspirational heroes, the most scurrilous rascals, and the most hilariously quirky mavericks of our state.

Highlights of this volume include:

  • Heroes like Robert Pamphlet, the Canadian rumrunner who rescued a boat full of shipwrecked mariners - and was sent to prison for it...
  • Rascals like Joseph "Bunco" Kelley, the legendary Portland waterfront shanghaier, opium smuggler, and all-around underworld entrepreneur...
  • Mavericks like Art Lacey, the man who smuggled a war-surplus B-17 bomber past the watchful eyes at City Hall and installed it proudly over the pumps at his Milwaukee gas station...

And over 50 others.

©2018 Finn J.D. John (P)2019 Ouragan House Publishers
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