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Cameo Theatre

Cameo Theatre

In December 1936, the Cameo theatre broke ground under the original ownership of Averil Combs. Combs said to “spare no expense,” and the theatre was fitted with a high-tech sound system, double padded seats, and a heating and cooling unit that would keep the theater...

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Past Mayors of Newberg

A list of the past mayors of Newberg, Oregon from its founding to present day: Morris, Francis A. — April 8, 1889-1890Williams, George W. — 1891McConnel, G. W. — 1892-1893Votaw, Moses — 1894Emrey, Omar C. — 1895-1896Littlefield, H. J. — 1897-1898Headley, J. G. —...

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Cowboy Beans

Cowboy Beans

This Cowboy Bean recipe comes from Bill Hiscox, a 93 year old former cowboy and rancher. Ingredients: 2 cups dried pinto or similar beans8 oz tomato sauce4 pieces of bacon, chopped1 cup chopped onion3 tablespoons of molasses2 tsp pepper1/2 tsp nutmeg2 tsp garlic...

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Ewing Young History

Ewing Young History

A young 22 year-old Courtney Walker first came to Oregon with Nathaniel Wyeth. Wyeth was an American businessman in Boston’s ice industry. In the 1830s, he became interested in the Oregon Country thanks to Hall Jackson Kelley and the Oregon fever breaking out along...

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Ewing Young Day 2021

Ewing Young Day 2021

Ewing Young Day 2021 is Going Digital! Join up online February 8-12, 2021 for a Ewing Young Day celebration that will last all week. Throughout the week historical articles, photos, and challenges will be posted to help you engage with Ewing Young's history. We invite...

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Ewing Young Sawmill

Ewing Young Sawmill

Richard H. Engeman for the Oregon History Project says, “The sawmill was a defining symbol of Oregon for more than a century, and the mill was an iconic institution in hundreds of Oregon communities.”   The very first sawmill along the Columbia River was...

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Ewing Young Bibliography

This is a list of references we have compiled for those interested in learning more about Ewing Young. NATIVE AMERICANS IN NORTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY Beckham, Stephen Dow; The Indians of Western Oregon, This Land was Theirs, Aarago Books, 1977.  Clarke, S.A.; Pioneer...

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Ewing Young Distillery

Ewing Young Distillery

In 1836, Ewing Young, seeking a way to support himself, began a distilling operation. He purchased materials and constructed a still. The historical record conflicts on whether or not he actually began distilling however. Ewing Young's operation was vehemently opposed...

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The Newberg Friendly Club

The Newberg Friendly Club

A mysterious box full of letters was recently donated to the Newberg Area Historical Society. Upon opening, we discovered that it was the correspondence of an organization called the "Friendly Club." With such a name, we at first assumed it must be part of the local...

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Evangeline Martin and Amanda Woodward

Evangeline Martin and Amanda Woodward

By Rachel Thomas Photo: Amanda Woodward and Evangeline Martin in buggy, courtesy of the George Fox University Archives. In 1910, Newbergers became familiar with the sounds of a horse and buggy clip clopping down the streets, stopping at each home and business. In...

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What’s all this about Herbert Hoover?

What’s all this about Herbert Hoover?

By Britta Mansfield Photo: First Class of Friends. Pacific Academy, Newberg, OR 1855. President Hoover, age 11, second pupil on left in front row. If you’ve been around Newberg or George Fox University you may have noticed that the name Herbert Hoover comes up a lot....

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