Linn County

"Our duty is to keep the universe thoroughly posted concerning murders and street fights, and balls, and theatres, and pack trains, and churches, and lectures, and schoolhouses, and city military affairs, and highway robberies, and Bible societies, and haywagons, and a thousand other things which it is the province of local reporters to keep track of and magnify into undue importance for the instruction of the readers of this great daily newspaper."
--Mark Twain



Where to find newspapers at repositories in and around Linn County and Oregon, grouped by city of publication:



University of Oregon Newspaper Project



American Newspapers -- Links 




References used in the preparation of these pages:


Turnbull, George S.  History of Oregon Newspapers.  Portland, 1939.
Powers, Alfred.  History of Oregon Literature.  Portland, 1935.

Karolevitz, Robert F.  Newspapering in the Old West.  Seattle, 1965.

Dary, David.  Red Blood and Black Ink:  Journalism in the Old West.  New York, 1998.

Clark, Robert Carlton.  History of the Willamette Valley.  Chicago, 1927.

Tweedt, Bess.  Historic Harrisburg.  A Little Town on the Willamette River.  Harrisburg, 1994.

Bates, Carol.  Scio.  In the Forks of the Santiam.  1989.

Carey, Margaret & Hainline, Patricia:  Halsey.  Linn County's Centennial City.  Brownsville, 1977.

Carey, Margaret & Hainline, Patricia:  Sweet Home:  In the Oregon Cascades.   Brownsville, 1979.


Further Reading:



 Lisa L. Jones contributed and is solely responsible for the contents of these pages.  Copyright 2001.

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