Oregon Encyclopedia and McMenamins present...

“A Century by Sea and Land: Explorers and Traders in Oregon Country, 1741–1850”

Oregon History 101

presented by

Dr. William Lang, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of History, Portland State University


Gregory Shine, M.A., Chief Ranger and Historian, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

  • 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. event |
  • Free |
  • All ages welcome

About “A Century by Sea and Land: Explorers and Traders in Oregon Country, 1741–1850”


During a century of intense exploration and fur trade operations, Euroamericans sailed and trekked to Oregon Country. Their experiences, the effect they had on Native people, and the interest they stimulated about the region set agendas for subsequent events that affect Oregonians to the present day.

COlumbia in a Squall - Oregon Country

Astoria, Oregon, 1813 - Oregon Country

Fort Vancouver, 1848 - Oregon Country

Oregon Territory Map - Oregon Country

Winter Quarters - Oregon Country

About Oregon History 101

Oregon History 101 is a nine-month public history program series designed to give Oregonians a basic understanding of the state’s significant people, places, and events. Each month, historians will present a chapter of Oregon history, beginning with the earliest peoples and ending with the turn of the twenty-first century. The series will emphasize Oregon’s connection to historical themes in American history, including Native history, early exploration, western expansion, race, gender, and social justice, and the post-industrial economy. Series Editors Dr. Carl Abbott and Dr. William Lang have designed the series and invited many of the state’s most distinguished senior scholars to speak. Each presentation will feature images from the Oregon Historical Society archives and will be filmed and made available on the World Wide Web, along with research guides and other digitized material from The Oregon Encyclopedia and the Oregon History Project.

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