About The Program

The Oregon Story Series

Since 1997, OPB has been developing educational programming and supplementary Web content to encourage statewide education about Oregon's relationship with the land. This chapter of The Oregon Story explores volunteering as a key indicator of Oregonians' engagement with each other, their community, and the State.

Funding for The Oregon Story: Volunteer Town is provided through the Education Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Rural Development.

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Broadcast Production Team

The OPB broadcast program The Oregon Story: Volunteer Town was created with the assistance of:

Written, Produced and Narrated by
Christy George

Photographed and Edited by
Tom Shrider

Field Producer
Kate Mcmahon

Thom Dentler
Randy Layton
William Ward
James Wilderhancock

Additional Photography
Thom Dentler
Randy Layton
Kate Mcmahon

Neil Blume

Selected original songs composed and performed by
Cal Scott (Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin, Banjo, Bass, Percussion, Alto Horn & Piano)

Additional music by
(Still To Come)

Special thanks
Buffalo Peak Golf Course
Historic Union Hotel
Hot Lake Springs
Howard Husock
Milwaukie Bowl
Portland Jewish Museum
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assn.
Union City Hall
Union County Museum
Union County Sheriffs' Dept.
Union Republic News Service

Audio Post Engineer
Steven Kray

Video Description
Victoria Morgan

Still Photography
James O'neill

Karen Weitzel

Post Production
Howard Beckerman
Steve Hoyt

Production Services
Bill Dubey
Milt Ritter
Gary Schiedel

Director of Business Affairs
Susan Smith

Executive Producer
Steve Amen

Director of Local Production
Jeff Douglas

Executive in Charge of Production
Jack Galmiche


Site Production

OPB Interactive develops companion Web sites for the Oregon Story series. OPB Interactive has also produced a number of Web sites for PBS.org, as well as enhanced-TV prototypes, books, and extensive promotion and education/outreach campaigns for PBS primetime programs.

The OPB Web site The Oregon Story: Volunteer Town was created with the assistance of:

Executive Producer
Marion Rice, E.D.d.
Ally Wright
Copy Editor
Margot Chase



Web Design and Production - Hot Pepper Studios:

Executive Producer
Brad M. Smith
Susan Prior
Eli Castillo
Production Manager
Ross Olson
Twayn Williams



Use Restrictions

All content in the Oregon Story programs and Web site(s) is protected by copyright. However, material may be used for educational and research purposes. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether any additional copyright restrictions apply to images found on The Oregon Story site(s).