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Willamette River distress

Manuscript that recollects when Governor Clarence D. Martin called out Portland's mayor at the time, Mayor Carson, on the pollution being dumped into the Willamette River. The document goes on to point out how this is a violation of state law. Portland was not the only area affected.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Red-breasted sapsucker

Manuscript that features excerpts from "Red-breasted sapsucker." The author explains that Jennings Lodge has been a preferred winter home for some of these birds as they are acquainted with many of the species of trees in the area. The author ponders how detrimental the birds are to these trees as they suck up one of the most important parts of these trees.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Phoebe

Manuscript describing observations of a family of phoebes.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Manuscripts

Manuscripts discussing the Braly Museum of Natural History in Depoe Bay, a proposed Portland natural history museum, and birds in Arizona.

Finley, Irene

Late nesting of bobwhite quail

Manuscript that relays the discovery of a bobwhite quail's nest in January, which is fairly late in the nesting season. The remaining content describes the value of the bird on farms.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Lake Oswego Development Co. letter to Newton Langerman

A letter from the Lake Oswego Development Co. making an offer of land to a buyer in 1949. The letter stipulates that the property is “definitely restricted to the white race.” The black community defeated racist business practices such as this one by working with local and state leaders to pass the Civil Rights Bill, or Public Accommodations Bill, in 1953, which entitled all Oregonians “to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of any place of public accommodation, resort or amusement, without any distinction, discrimination or restriction on account of race, religion, color, or national origin.” That law was followed by the Oregon Fair Housing Law in 1957 (amended in 1959).

Lake Oswego Development Co. (Or.)

Do birds act like people?

Article discussing changes in bird populations due to human development and expansion, including observations of birds on the Finley property.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

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