By Gordon B. Dodds
To many americans, Oregon is an idyllic, fruitful backyard at the northwestern shore of a city country. yet, as writer Gordon B. Dodds explains during this considerate background, at the back of that photo lies the tale of a nation that has retained the various conservative values of its first settlers whereas accommodating the forces of nationwide development.
Generations of Oregonians have searched out and located a reasonable course the place quiet competence, self-restraint, loyalty, and belief were the best virtues. this day, Oregonians could be proud that different american citizens glance to their country "for suggestion in dependable govt, civil own relationships, and admire for the typical world." whether or not they glance with nostalgia or anticipation, the longer term will judge.
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Oregon: A History by Gordon B. Dodds