Books and Chapters
Bailey, Barbara.
Main Street, Northeastern Oregon: The Founding and Development of Small Towns. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1982.
Baskas, Harriet.
Museums of the Northwest. Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 1999.
Beckham, Stephen Dow.
Coos Bay: The Pioneer Period, 1851-1890. Coos Bay: Arago Books, 1973.
Beckham, Stephen Dow.
The Land of the Umpqua: A History of Douglas County, Oregon. Roseburg: Douglas County Commissioners, 1986.
Beckham, Stephen Dow.
Requiem for a People: The Rogue Indians and the Frontiermen. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 1996.
Cather, Willa.
My Antonia. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918.
Corey, Margaret Standish, and Patricia Hoy Hainline.
Sweet Home in the Oregon Cascades. Calapoia Publications, 1979.
Douthit, Nathan.
The Coos Bay Region 1890-1944: Life on a Coastal Frontier. River West Books, 1981.
Erickson, Kenneth A.
Lumber Ghosts: A Travel Guide to the Historic Lumber Towns of the Pacific Northwest. Pruett Publishing Company, 1994.
Florin, Lambert.
Oregon Ghost Towns. Seattle: Superior Publishing Company, 1970.
Gay, Kathleen.
Cities Under Stress, Can Today's City Systems Be Made to Work? New York: Franklin Watts, 1985.
Hays, Marjorie.
The Land That Kept Its Promise: A History of South Lincoln County. Lincoln County Historical Society, 1976.
Hug, Bernal D.
History of Union County, Oregon. Eastern Oregon Review, 1961.
Kesey, Ken.
Sometimes a Great Notion. New York: Viking Press, 1964.
Kirkpatrick, Jane.
A Gathering of Finches. Sisters, Oregon: Multnomah Press, 1997.
Leinwand, Gerald.
The City as a Community. New York: Pocket Books, 1970.
McLagan, Elizabeth.
A Peculiar Paradise: A History of Blacks in Oregon. Portland: Georgian Press, 1980.
Morgan, Elaine.
Falling Apart, the Rise and Fall of Urban Civilization. New York: Stein and Day, 1977.
Oakley, Myrna.
Oregon, Off the Beaten Path. Guilford, Connecticut: The Globe Pequot Press, 1999.
O'Donnell, Terrence.
That Balance So Rare, the Story of Oregon. Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1988.
Rees, Helen Guyton.
Shaniko: From Wool Capital to Ghost Town. Portland: Binford and Mort, 1982.
Robbins, William G.
Hard Times in Paradise: Coos Bay, Oregon, 1850-1986. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1988.
Sullivan, William L.
Hiking Oregon's History. Eugene: Navillus Press, 1999.
Velasco, Dorothy.
Lane County: An Illustrated History of the Emerald Empire. Windsor Publications, Inc., 1985.
Wilder, Thornton.
Our Town, a Play in 3 Acts. New York: Coward-McCann in cooperation with S. French, 1965.
Materials for Young Readers
Garst, Shannon.
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perces. J. Messner: New York, 1953.
Geisert, Bonnie and Arthur.
Mountain Town. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
Geisert, Bonnie and Arthur.
Prairie Town. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998.
Geisert, Bonnie and Arthur.
River Town. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999.
"Impressions of the Past"
Joint video production of Dayville High School, Portland Art Museum Northwest Film Center, and Eastern Oregon Arts Council, 17 minutes.
Internet Sites Related to The Oregon Story: Small Towns
Alternatives to Growth Oregon
Oregon Progress Board
National Center for Small Communities
Grant County History
Oregon State Archives Echoes of Oregon primary source facsimiles
Southern Oregon Historical Society
U. S. Census Bureau
Oregon Community Profiles Web Site
Oregon Field Guide Program Segments *
  • 402: Granite's Ghost Stories
  • 406: Columbia River/Clifton, OR
  • 601: Harney County
  • 703: Cattle Drive
  • 708: Lumber Families' Economic Change
  • 709: Pendleton Bordellos
  • 1104: Imnaha
* For information, contact Oregon Public Broadcasting, 7140 SW Macadam Avenue, Portland, OR 97219