Oregon Books for Your Research

This is by no means a complete list of book stores on the internet who have books about Oregon's early days, but is meant to be a starting point in your search for resources. Note that some sites have books or microfilm for sale, while others are volunteer-based free services.  If you know of a good resource, or have a website resource, please drop us a line.

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Shifting Winds of War: Indian Territory 1861-1865 by Ethel Crisp Taylor, Ethel is coordinator for Coos County, Oregon.
     Over 30,000 Western and Eastern Indians were drawn into the Civil War conflict as soldiers or auxiliaries of the United States or the Confederate States. Of these people, nearly 10,000 served in the Union in the Indian Home Guard Regiments and 20,000 plus served the Confederacy.

Gem Trails of Oregon, by Garret Romaine, Garret's family are a Baker County Family, Read their trip to the west.

     Revised and expanded 3E of this very popular guide for Oregon rockhounds and collectors of rock, mineral and fossil specimens. Features over 100 of Oregon's best rock, mineral and fossil collecting sites, including 40 completely new locations. Sites include detailed maps, descriptive text and photos, GPS coordinates, tools required and nearby attractions. With a mineral locator index, glossary, list of mineral clubs and mineral museums, plus a full-color specimen photo insert, this is the indispensable guidebook for either beginning or experienced mineral and fossil hunters.

Gold Dust & Chalk Dust by Dr James R Evans relates the history of education in Baker County and North Powder. It includes wonderful photos and reading about the various schools in the county from one room to large facilities. The book provides graduation lists from 1891 through 2006 for Baker County High Schools, Parochial schools and North Powder High School. Dr. Evans was Supernatant of Baker County Schools.


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