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As some of you know, I have a pretty complex and ambivalent view of the history of the Pacific Northwest, largely because I grew up in a timber-supported household when the industry was disappearing and when environmentalists were suing to end the unsustainable and environmentally unsound forest practices that helped create the crisis of the […]

Valsetz

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On August 17, 2012

For this week’s Forestry Friday, I want to talk about the town of Valsetz, Oregon. Valsetz was a tiny company town in the Oregon coast range founded in 1919. It was owned by the Boise Cascade co

The Purple Prose of the I.W.W.

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On August 8, 2012
I’ve read a lot of writing by members of the Industrial Workers of the World. Propaganda, songs, pamphlets, newspapers, posters, etc. The I.W.W. may have been completely ineffective at actual unionism, but it sure could articulate the disgust many working-class people had toward capitalism in the early 20th century. Still, I’ve never quite seen an […]
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