[Libs-Or] 1911 Commemorative Oregon Blue Book

Jey Wann jey.a.wann at state.or.us
Thu Jun 24 08:56:52 PDT 2010

(Posting for Julia Yamaka at the Oregon State Archives)

Reserve Your 1911 Commemorative Oregon Blue Book


The Oregon Blue Book is turning 100! In celebration of this milestone, the Oregon Secretary of State's Office will offer a limited edition commemorative version of the original 1911 Oregon Blue Book.

1911 Oregon Blue Book

The first Oregon Blue Book provides a window into life in Oregon a century ago. Dozens of vintage images illustrate the state. These include scenes of Crater Lake, Mt. Hood, the Columbia Gorge, and other sights. Many images depict the bounty of Oregon's agriculture and timber industries while others tout the state's hunting and fishing opportunities.

Along with the images, the 1911 Oregon Blue Book is full of text describing the beauty and resources of the state in language that is both quaint and evocative. For example: "High above the clouds towers snow-capped Mount Hood, magnificent in its supreme eminence and in its beauty and ruggedness." The book reports on every aspect of Oregon's economy and society a century ago. Thus, the reader will find descriptions of 1911 transportation, agriculture, livestock, fishing, dairy, education, labor, and taxation conditions, among others.

Limited Edition

Only about 400 of these 133-page commemorative edition 1911 Oregon Blue Books will be printed. Call or e-mail us now to assure that you get a copy. The final prices have not been set but will be around 10 dollars for the commemorative edition alone or around 25 dollars for a package of the commemorative edition with the new 2011-2012 Oregon Blue Book. Both will be available in March 2011.

Reserve Yours Now!

Call us at 503-378-5199 or e-mail us at bluebook.changes at state.or.us<mailto:bluebook.changes at state.or.us> to reserve your copy of Oregon Blue Book history. Simply give us your contact information. We'll get in touch with you when we set a final price and take your order then.

Link to this article on Oregon State Archives website with photos:  http://bluebook.state.or.us/misc/news/1911.htm

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