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Offbeat Oregon History podcast

www.offbeatoregon.com (finn @ offbeatoregon.com)

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A daily (5-day-a-week) podcast feed of true Oregon stories -- of heroes and rascals, of shipwrecks and lost gold. Stories of shanghaied sailors and Skid Road bordellos and pirates and robbers and unsolved mysteries. An exploding whale, a couple shockingly scary cults, a 19th-century serial killer, several very naughty ladies, a handful of solid-brass con artists and some of the dumbest bad guys in the history of the universe. From the archives of the Offbeat Oregon History syndicated newspap ...
 
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The basic idea: Mix a few dramatic ingredients like whiskey, red pepper and opium; stick a label on it; hawk it on streetcorners as a universal medicine; and leave town before the suckers can get wise. (1870s, 1880s, 1890s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1604d.swindlers-medicine-shows-388.html)…
 
In a race with Portland neophile Henry Wemme to be the first owner of an airplane in Oregon, Cornell-educated John Burkhart was two weeks too late; but unlike Wemme, he designed, built and flew his own machine. (Albany, Linn County; 1910s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1410d.310.burkhart-aviation-pioneer.html)…
 
Before he made it back, Art Lacey had survived a plane crash, bribed a fire department with illegal whiskey, kited a big check and made bitter enemies in Portland City Hall. But hey, all's well that ends well, right? (Milwaukie, Clackamas County; 1940s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1601d.bomber-gas-station-375.html)…
 
The geographical evidence isn't there; but every nearby Indian community has legends about the river tunneling underground for miles, and roughly similar accounts of the tunnel's collapse. What are the odds? (Near The Dalles, Wasco County; 1400s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1907c.bridge-of-the-gods-legend-and-truth.html)…
 
On the bright side, though, the owner of the Desdemona did get to go down in history — or, rather, geography — after the deadly sandbar that took his ship was dubbed Desdemona Sands. (Columbia River Bar, Clatsop County; 1850s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1410c.309.desdemona-shipwreck.html)…
 
It's probably just as well that no actual dinosaur bones were found here; the spiteful, unprofessional “cowboy paleontology” practiced by O.C. Marsh and E.D. Cope left Oregon's pioneer scientists profoundly unimpressed as it was. (John Day Fossil Beds, Wheeler and Grant County; 1870s ) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1601c.bone…
 
Sidewheel steamer’s sinking was a major maritime disaster for Oregon; treasure hunters found the gold-laden wreck in 1993, touching off a big, undignified catfight with the state of California over salvage rights. (Offshore, Curry County; 1860s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/o1101b-shipwreck-of-brother-jonathan-ground-zero-in…
 
Not many people know it, but Oregon had U.S. history's first female governor (in 1909), first female sworn police officer (in 1908) and first female stagecoach driver (in the 1860s). (1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1900s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1604b.great-women-part2-386.html)By Finn J.D. John
 
Other pioneering Oregonians worthy of having bridges and mountains named after them include attorney Mary G. Leonard, historian Frances Fuller Victor and physician Bethenia Owens-Adair. (1870s, 1880s, 1890s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1604a.great-women-part1.385.html)By Finn J.D. John
 
Regular motorists would swing by streetcar stops and offer to take passengers faster and in greater comfort for the same nickel. But the competition enraged the powerful plutocrats who owned the streetcar company. (Portland, Multnomah County; 1910s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1601b.jitneys-vs-streetcars.273.html)…
 
This is an episode in our weekly series titled 'Primary Sources.' Each Primary Source Day we have a reading from a particularly interesting historical item. Sometimes it's a historical tidbit that wasn't quite beefy enough to make a full column out of; other times, an especially interesting old newspaper article; frequently it's a short story from …
 
OCTOBER OF 1913 was a triumphant time for Professor James Dryden, the poultry specialist at Oregon State University (or Oregon Agricultural College, as it was then called). His name was in newspapers nationwide, in glowing tribute after glowing tribute to his success. One of his experiment-station hens had just shattered the world record for egg pr…
 
Lost in Illinois, the affable collie crossed the Rocky Mountains on foot in the dead of winter, making friends along the way and causing a sensation on his arrival. (Silverton, Marion County; 1920s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/o1101a-bobbie-the-wonder-dog-put-silverton-on-map.html)…
 
“Patriotic Jeffersonians intend to secede each Thursday until further notice,” the rebels said, and played their parts in the grand production to a nationwide audience as newsreel cameras rolled and reporters scribbled in notepads. (Port Orford, Curry County; 1940s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1410b.308.state-o-jefferson-pa…
 
Boisterous and colorful man P.R. man Gilbert Gable, mayor of Port Orford, drew on the frustrations of the West Coast's remotest counties in an effort to get the state to invest in decent highways. (Port Orford, Curry County; 1940s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1410a.307.state-o-jefferson-part1.html)…
 
If it's true, the 11-ton space rock is still out there — and worth over $300 million. But the guy who says he found it was in financial trouble, and many geologists today suspect he made the whole thing up. (Curry County; 1850s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/o1112b-port-orford-meteorite-hoax-or-is-it-real.html)…
 
The mild-mannered drywall contractor turned out to be a notorious gangster after an article in the Morning Oregonian published his mugshots; he was wanted for the murder of three family members. (Beaverton, Washington County; 1940s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1505e.holden-fbi-most-wanted-caught-341.html)…
 
Tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers, shipped to the Beaver State for training, learned combat lessons that would save their lives and help them win the Second World War during the huge campaign simulation known as the Oregon Maneuver. (Central Oregon counties; 1940s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1408d.oregon-maneuver-ww2.html…
 
The rising waters of lakes and reservoirs have submerged many budding Oregon metropolises over the years, from tiny one-horse towns to an entire Native American homeland. (Klamath, Baker, Lake, Wasco County) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1406e.lost-cities-oregon-atlantis.html)By Finn J.D. John
 
The darksomely sinister story of the old console game, with its attendant Men In Black and swarms of zombie children, is a fun story to look back on; but its odds of being true are up there with tales of Bigfoot. (Portland, Multnomah County; 1980s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1701e.polybius-legendary-sinister-videogame-428.…
 
Songs and artists are in order as follows: Sick Exotic Bird Parade - The Macks Sundress - Yung Bae Waking Up in Oregon - Mons La Hire Break* Transcendental Goat - Space Neighbors Is It Snowing Today? - The Shifts Break* Potter Street - Spiller Break* Boom Boom - Tango Alpha Tango Break* Gloria - The Shivas Break* The Grooves (Interlude) [feat. Amar…
 
Songs and artists are in order as follows: No Worries - ZENSOFLY, Austin Royale Coming Around - Ins Kino Boyfriend - Maasho Not Another Love Song - The Lo$t Generation Blue as the Day - Blue Cactus Country Boy Shit - Stephen Jalion Break* Worthless - Tiger Beach Chemical - 10cellphones Raleighwood Hills - Lesthegenius, Sonny Miles, Jaxson Free Devi…
 
Songs and artists are in order as follows: 19 - Azure Wolf Motions - The Heavy Air The Bright Side - Climb On Friction - Trevorisnotcool Behind Your Eyes - Twice the Size of Harold Break* Artist Interview Break* Black Fur - Azure Wolf Rewind - Trevorisnotcool Money - Nik De Pieces - Azure Wolf Humble Beginnings - Trevorisnotcool Rain - Nik De Slip …
 
Songs and artists are in order as follows: You Are - Joshua Darrien Kite - Bleak Mystique Traces - The GreenHouse Band Break* The Court of Richard II - Debr4h Shutdown Mode - Bekka Jean Scream So Loud - Vivian Break* Clever - Exit Clue Let Me Down - The Crooked Rugs Behind It All - Fat Stallion Outro* DJ/Host: Marie Tanksley (podcaster) Station Nam…
 
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