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Was Joe Drake a murderer, or just an innocent patsy?

On April 1, 1884, an event occurred that probably should have tipped 25-year-old woodcutter Joseph Drake off that bad things were coming his way: His neighbor, David Swartz, filed for divorce from his...

 

Offbeat Oregon History: Murderer learned 'Unwritten Law' doesn't cover brother-in-laws

The late 1880s in Oregon, and around the country, saw a substantial rise in the number of murderers who tried to invoke the "Unwritten Law" to justify their crimes. The "Unwritten Law" is the idea tha...

 

If Japan had invaded, the Tillamook Guerillas would've been ready

Early 1942 was a really nerve-racking time to be an Oregonian - especially if you lived on the coast. The United States had just gone to war against a country that was already famous for being able...

 

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