Barlow Road: 1991, by the Clackamas County Historical Society and the Wasco County Historical Society, published by J.Y. Hollingsworth Co., Portland, OR; collection of articles by various authors.

Bliss, Lucia A., Early History of Oswego, Oregon: (c1944), photocopy 1961 by Lake Oswego Public Schools, OR.

Canby 1893-1993: 1993 by the Canby Centennial Celebration Committee, published by the Canby Herald, OR.

Clackamas County Historical Society, Clackamas County Historical(s): a periodical published in pamphlet form; some titles reprinted and hardbound; sources used for the Clackamas County web page include: "Oregon Centennial 1859-1959, " "History of Willamette Falls," and "The Firsts of Clackamas County."

History of Clackamas County: Land and the People: joint project of the Clackamas Community College (professor Merlin McGladrey and students) and the Oregon Historical Society, published by NEH grant, 1972.

Just Yesterday: a Brief Story of West Linn, Oregon: 1976, by the West Linn Bicentennial Committee, published by the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Oregon.

Lynch, Vera Martin, Free Land for Free Men: A Story of Clackamas County: 1973, Artline Printing Inc., Portland, OR.

Maybee, Lottie (Forbes, Morris) and Forrest Dale Forbes, Days and Ways of Old Damascus Oregon: 1962, Damascus Road Press, Calimesa, CA.

McNeil, Fred H., McNeil's Mt Hood; Wyeast the Mountain Revisited: 1990, The Zig Zag Papers, Zig Zag, OR.

Old Oregon City: photograph portfolio, edited by Wilmer Gardner for the Clackamas County Historical Society, 1976.

Thompkins, Jim, Barlow Road to Oregon City Tour, 1999 (ltd. printing by author), Oregon-California Trails Association,

Welsh, William D., A Brief History of Oregon City and West Linn, Oregon: 1941, Oregon City Enterprise-Courier for the Crown Zellerbach Corporation.


MAP of the county at its birth, 1843
MAP of the county today, with cities, rivers, and Barlow Road route
MAP of Oregon Traditional Indian Tribes and Bands
MAP of the Oregon Trail, posts, forts, and missions in the Northwest
MAP of changes in county borders 1843 to 1941
More selections on MAP PAGE



Ames, Kenneth M. and Herber G.D. Maschner, Archaeology of the Northwest Coast: Dec. 15, 1995 (Draft for Anth 364, Portland State University), published in spiral bind by Clean Copy, Portland, OR.

Berreman, Joel V., "Tribal Distribution in Oregon," Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association: 1969, Menasha, WI, printed by Kraus Reprint Co., NY.

Ruby, Robert H. and John A. Brown, Indians of the Pacific Northwest: 1981, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.

Sanders, Judith A., Mary K. Weber, and David R. Brauner, Willamette Mission Acheological Project (Phase III Assessment): 1983, (also Anthropology Northwest: Number 1), for the State Historic Preservation Office, by the Department of Anthropology, Oregon State University, Corvalis, pp. 42-48.

Zucker, Jeff, Kay Hummel, and Bob Hogfoss, Oregon Indians: Culture, History and Current Affairs: An Atlas and Introduction: 1983, Western Imprints of the Oregon Historical Society.

Links and Expanded Bibliography about Native Americans of the Willamette Valley



Bancroft, Hubert Howe, Works of ... (History of Oregon, History of the Pacific States, History of the Northwest Coast, and California Series): 1884 +, McGraw-Hill Book Company and A.L. Bancroft & Company, San Francisco. A multi-volume work renumbered for various series and editions; California, vol.1, is vol. 29 of Works of .... etc.

Bennett, Robert A., editor, We'll All Go Home in the Spring: 1984, Pioneer Press, Walla Walla, Washington.

Bowen, William A., The Willamette Valley: Migration and Settlement on the Oregon Frontier: 1978, University of Washington Press, Seattle.

Chittenden, Hiram Martin, History of the American Fur Trade: n.d., Academic Reprints, Stanford, CA.

Dodds, Gordon B., Oregon: A Bicentennial History: 1977, W.W. Norton & Company.

Evans, Elwood C., History of the Pacific Northwest: 1889.

Franzwa, Gregory M., Maps of the Oregon Trail: 1982, The Patrice Press.

Green, Frank L., Captains, Curates, and Cockneys: The English in the Pacific Northwest: 1981, Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma.

 Hafen, Leroy R., The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West: 1965 (as volume 1 of The Far West and Rockies Series), Arthur and Clark, Glendale, California. The 10 volume Series contains excerpts, diaries, letters, and testimony by mountain men and overlanders. Volume 10 is a bibliography and index.

Jackson, John C., Children of the Fur Trade, Mountain Press Publishing Company: 1995.

Johansen, Dorothy O. and Charles M. Gates, Empire of the Columbia: 1957, Harper & Row, New York.

Mattes, Merril J., The Great Platte River Road: Grand Corridor of Westward Expansion: 1969, Nebraska State Historical Society.

McLagan, Elizabeth, A Peculiar Paradise: a History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788-1940: 1980, Georgian Press, Portland.

O'Donnell, Terence, That Balance So Rare:1988, Oregon Historical Society Press.

Unruh, John D. Jr., The Plains Across: 1979, University of Illinois Press.

LIBRARIES and Societies of Clackamas County



The Oregon Trail maps, illustrations, and loads of information
Oregon Trail Time Frame a year by year description of travelers and events along the Trail to Oregon, 1792-1843; lists primary sources (such as journals) for each year
Oregon Territory and Pioneers, biographies, events, topics, more; a premier Oregon Trail site.

Oregon History by Stephen Dow Beckham, Professor of History at Lewis and Clark College
Clackamas County History from the Oregon State Archives website; very brief
The Lewis and Clark Expedition from PBS
Oregon-California Trails Association, Northwest visitors will find many links for information on anything related to the Oregon Trail; new members are welcome to join in newsgroups and activities

Map--Traditional Native American Land Areas of the Northwest

Clackamas County GenealogyWillamette MeteoriteClackamas County HistoryClackamas Native AmericansClackamas Co. Home Page Clackamas County GenealogyWillamette MeteoriteClackamas County HistoryClackamas Native AmericansClackamas Co. Home Page

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