Share your history in special section
The Observer will be compiling a Northeast Oregon history scrapbook
this summer to coincide with Oregon’s 150th anniversary year.
We’re looking for contributions in the form of photographs and recollections from anyone who has called this region home. Do you have a favorite historical photograph of your family or of a local event?
Do you have reminiscences of local historical events that you’d like to share?
Did you live through the Great Depression? How did that differ from today’s recession?
Observer staff and other writers will be compiling various feature stories about our region’s history for this section, which will publish July 31. We’ll be in contact with local historical groups to see what we can come up with. But even if our staff was larger, we could only scratch the surface of sharing what life in Northeast Oregon has been about all these years.
We need your help to make this a special album.
Submissions can be in the form of pictures or prose. We’ll catalog everything that is submitted, make copies of the photos and writings and return them to you.
We can’t promise that everything that is submitted will be included in the section, but we’ll do our best to include as much as we can.
Be sure to include a description of the photos, as well as your name and address on each one so we can return them.
If you have a story to share, write it down and bring it in or e-mail it to us. The deadline for submitting items is June 30.
Please help us share Northeast Oregon’s history, in pictures and words.