Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Robin Hood goes to Salem.

Robin Hood AKA State Representative Wingard takes a stand on poaching. Sherwood's State Representative Wingard actually sported a Robin Hood hat recently when he rose to speak about House Bill 3089, which imposes large fines for poaching in Oregon. According to his web site, "In the spirit of Sherwood's annual Robin Hood festival, Rep. Matt Wingard rose on the Floor last April to recall the story of Robin Hood, who was outlawed for poaching deer in the royal forest. Because the killing of the king's deer was considered treason, the fine was punishable by death." Representative Wingard actually opposes poaching, unlike Robin Hood. But then again, so do we. Be patient. The narrative will work itself out. AT RIGHT: Rep Wingard on the Floor of the Salem House, August.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Your Civic Ancestors, Continued

So far we can only identify five of the WWI Vets in our 1939 Legion Hall Photo: Otto Ficken, Fred Rucker MD, Ken Blankensop, Earl Reiser Sr., and Art Rupprecht are pictured above. Click the Legion Hall Photo [at Left] and leave a comment if you can identify more than that. Every one of these champions deserves to be remembered.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

News from Tualatin!

Hello TUALATIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY members and friends,
We have another great outdoor Summer event for you. Join us for theatre on theTualatin Heritage Center patio this weekend to see a modern adaptation of slapstick comedy known as Commedia dell'arte originating in Italy about 1450. A troupe of Portland area actors known as Masque Alfresco performs Goldoni's "The Liar" on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs and picnic and enjoy some fun for the whole family. While the event is free, a hat will be passed at the end of the show to express appreciation for the actors' talent and time. See for more details. Regards, Larry McClure and Lindy Hughes
Tualatin Heritage Center. 503-885-1926

What Else? We Have No Idea What This Man is Talking About...

...but it sounds interesting. As follows:

"Our August "train trek" will leave Tualatin's WES station at 8:59 a.m. and connect with MAX to travel to Gresham for a stroll in the historic downtown area and enjoy a coffee break. We will then head back to downtown Portland for a tour of the Portland Classical Chinese Garden ($7.50 for seniors) and lunch on your own in the Pearl District. For those who want an option to the Chinese Garden, we have Portland Art Museum entry passes from Tualatin Library. Our downtown adventure will also include a visit to Multnomah County Library's new (free) traveling exhibit "Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country". We return to Tualatin about 4:30. Please register by 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 18 by calling the Tualatin Heritage Center: 503-885-1926."

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ghost Hunters at Morback House!

What do real ghost busters look like? Forget the National Lampoon movie! These guys are for real. They are the North Oregon Paranormal Investigators!

Click the Image to see the YouTube video!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lilly Morgan's Chicken Escapes (Again)!

This summer, Lilly Morgan chased her pet chicken all the way around Mount Hood and wound up at Dufur, Oregon. The DUFUR THRESHING BEE was going on. If you want to know what Sherwood used to be like in the olden days that's what Dufur is today. Except that Mount Hood feels like it's standing in the wrong direction.


Willamette Farmer (Salem, Or.), July 13, 1883, Page 1 Town of Dufur, Wasco County. The editor of the Wasco Sun, who has been traveling south of The Dalles, says: The approach to Dufur was a surprise to us. We were delighted with its situation in a snug valley of the Fifteen Mile creek, whose merry waters made music and spread vigor upon the whole bottom. The view from some points was very fine. Its fine carpet of green grain and grass divided by the fences of the various estates upon the surface made us sigh for such a home. This snug place was named for and is the home of several members of the Dufur family, so long identified, and particularly through the elder Dufur, with most of the substantial industrial interests of Oregon. Mr. Andrew Dufur lives on the south side of the creek in a pleasant home. His bottom lands about the house were very desirable, and we noticed that he had taken a ditch across his lands from the creek upon the west side of the county road in order to irrigate his lands to the south of his residence. We visited Mr. Dufur and his wife while dinner was being got ready at the hotel, and were very cordially received. Mr. Harrison Dufur, our representative to the last legislature, lives about three miles up the valley,and, like his brother, is engaged in sheep and wool raising. The town has a first-rate blacksmith. The school-house, Odd Fellows' Hall and neat looking cottages and houses showed what can be done in a short time on good lands by pluck and go ahead.

Nigerian Scam Revisited

Here's another heart breaking Letter received in our Email this Morning. This time it's from Senegal instead of Nigeria.

Hi My Dear,
Good-day to u over there, how is life over there in your country?, I hope that you are in atmosphere of peace and love...
Please do not be surprise or get offended for receiving this message from me, It just that I have been obliged to lay a mere trust on you due to my situation here in the refugees camp. Having searched through the internet from where i get your email address i strongly believes in my heart that you must be honest and sincere person for me to disclose my life secrets for you to help me.
Let me first of all introduce my self to you, and I will require the best of your honesty after you knowing about me and whom that I am, I will really like us to have a good relationship in-spite of anything because I have this feeling that you will be honest and trusted person and you will not betray me.
I decided to contact you because of the urgency of my situation here and after reading your profile today i whole-heatedly decided to let you know more and more about me, Who knows? maybe you will be my savior, from this conditions i have found myself.
My name is _______________. The formal managing director of true capitalist industries Ltd in Monrovia the capital city of my country years past. My late father was one of the most richest business man in my country, in anything pertaining Gold and diamonds, but he was assassinated by the rebels and the treedy fellows in my country during the war, on his way down to the village with my two younger ones.
Therefore I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment I am receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father.
Meanwhile I wanted to escape from Africa to any where in the world but she hides away my international passport and other valuable traveling documents. Luckily she did not discover where I kept my father’s File which contains important documents. So I decided to run to the refugees camp where I am presently seeking asylum under the Private charity organization for the Refugee here in Republic of Senegal. Life here in the refugees camp is very stressful and i honestly prays to move out from here as soon as you help me.
My late father of blessed memory deposited the sum of (Nine Million Seven Hundred Thousand US Dollars) in a Bank Europe with my name as the next of kin. However, I shall forward you with the necessary documents on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for the transfer of the funds to your bank accounts, on my behalf.... As you will help me in an investment and i will like to complete my studies in your country, as i was in my 1st year in the university, when the crisis started.
After the transfer you will arrange for my trip joining you over there. I tried all my possible best and explain my conditions here to the bank in Europe but they told me that my refugees status in Senegal does not permit me to such a transactions, unless i look for someone to help me,(maybe my relatives, trusted friends or partners).
To be sincere with you, i prefer to tell my secrets to a stranger because he/she will not have a mind to cheat me or betray me, not somebody here, if people here know that i have such funds i tell you my life will be in a total danger and risky here, that is why i am disclosing this to you with all my hearts and confidence that you will keep this confidential for my safety reasons and life purposes, i sincerely want to let you know that we will invest the fund together me and you, or if you don't intend staying with me then It will be my pleasure to compensate you with 15% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my investment capital.
This is the reason why I decided to contact you. Please all communications should be through this email address only for confidential purposes.. I this contact will lead us to a long term relationship that may lead us to somewhere better if we work well on it.
Well, as soon as I received your positive response showing your interest to help me, I will put things into action immediately. I will send the contacts of the bank in Europe so that you will contact them immediately for them to transfer the funds to your bank accounts, please this is a legitimate money and the bank is also aware that i am the next of kin because i have send them the documents where my late father written my name as the next of kin and they have also confirmed it and say that i should look for someone to help me facilitate the funds transfer, since i am in refugees camp.
In the light of the above, I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this relationship and transaction sincerely.I am waiting for your urgent and positive response.
Please do keep this only to your self please I am on my kneels in the name of god, do not disclose this secret to anybody till i come over to your country, once the funds has been transferred.
Contact me on this email adderss is (
I will give you my phone number to be reaching me in my nest email...

Yours Sincerely,
F______ M______

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