Book Publishing

Chinook Observer

  • Flight of the Bumble Bee: The Columbia River Packers Association & A Century in the Pursuit of Fish
  • Observing Our Peninsula's Past: The Age of Legends Through 1931
  • Observing Our Peninsulas Past: Volume Two The 1930s Through 1980
  • How Old Is That Label?: A Guide for Dating Salmon Labels
  • Sand Under My Feet
  • Oysterville: The First Generations

East Oregonian Publishing Co / EO Media Group

Daily Astorian

  • A Pictorial History of Seaside & Gearhart
  • Fort Clatsop: Rebuilding an Icon
  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition: A Travel’s Companion for Oregon and Washington

East Oregonian

  • Out of the Vault: Historical Vignettes from the East Oregonian (ebook)
  • Before and After "The Big One": Preparing for the Cascadia earthquake, and what to expect in Eastern Oregon after it hits (ebook)
  • A Rodeo to Remember: The Centennial Pendleton Round-Up in Photos
  • Umatilla County: The Early Years

Capital Press

  • Western Innovators: Profiles of 42 agricultural leaders who shaped the West in 2011 (ebook)
  • Going Native for Seed (ebook)
  • Keen on Quinoa (ebook)
  • Viticulture 2012 (ebook)
  • Locavore: Fad or future? (ebook)
  • A legacy reborn: Great Park revives Orange County's agricultural legacy (ebook
  • Western Innovators 2012 (ebook)

Wallowa County Chieftain

  • 5200 Thursdays in the Wallowas: A centennial history of the Wallowa County Chieftain

Richard A. Baker

This volume’s authors, offer insightful and richly sourced accounts of largely unsung American heroes persevering against seemingly hopeless odds. These sparkling essays demand close attention as they unlock treasure houses of storied moments in The Beaver State’s captivating history. Steve Forrester, a seasoned interpreter of the US Senate’s history and culture, skillfully appraises the brief but consequential career of Senator Richard Neuberger. Jane Kirkpatrick weaves an intense account of pioneering journalist and women’s rights champion Abigail Duniway. Gregory Nokes concludes with an insightful reading of antislavery campaigner and political maverick Jesse Applegate. Victorian biographer Lytton Strachey would surely admire this fine work’s conception, style, and contributions.

Richard A. Baker

US Senate Historian Emeritus

Marc Johnson

"With this excellent and timely volume, Steve Forrester and his co-authors have conceptualized and realized a major contribution to Oregon history. Eminent Oregonians is eminently readable, thoughtfully executed, and enormously useful to a broader understanding of the state’s history. Each of these fascinating characters cut against the grain and prevailing sentiment of their times and in doing so exhibited real courage that translated into enduring contributions. Read individually these sketches are engrossing. Collectively they are a vital chapter of Oregon history, a story about how the place developed.”

Marc Johnson

Author of “Political Hell-Raiser: The Life and Times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana.”

Henry R. Richmond

America's roots are rural. The US Census shows that as recently as 1920 half the American people lived in the country, not in the city.

The 100 Year History of the Pendleton Round-up is a superb reminder of the rich livestock ranching part of those rural roots. The history's tightly edited text and stunning photographs suggest why thousands of people travel from near and far in early September to see the Round-up.

But the history shows more than iconic horsemanship and roping. Also shown are the legendary skills and courage of female competitors and participants, including the thrilling sight of each year's Rodeo Princesses, one by one, opening each show by racing at full gallop around the arena, waving to a madly cheering, teary-eyed crowd. Central also is the full participation by Umatilla, Walla Walla, Nez Perce and Cayuse tribal members, including the Happy Canyon Pageant, and large teepee

encampment next to the arena. The history documents Rodeo leadership provided by multiple generations of both White and Native families.

What allows a Northeastern Oregon ranching town of 16,000 to put on a nationally significant three-day show, decade after decade, world famous for its hospitality and top to bottom excellence? The 100 Year History reveals the answer: a quietly proud rural community unified around an all-volunteer commitment to put on a great show. Let 'er Buck another 100 years!

Walla Walla native who saw his first Pendleton Round-up as a seven-year-old in 1950

Sheila Mabry

“Pendleton Roundup at 100” is a valued keepsake for all of us for whom Roundup holds a special place in our hearts. It is filled with history, quotes and gorgeous photographs that remind us of our own personal memories. It’s a book I keep handy and refer to often, especially when I’m feeling homesick for Oregon since I now live in Boston. For me, Roundup made every year easier to say goodbye to summer because I had September to look forward to. If you haven’t ever attended Roundup, I suggest you buy this book and plan to attend the next one. I’ve brought many friends home over the years and all have found it to be a treasured and unforgettable experience.

Let ‘er Buck!

Princess, 1967 and still a volunteer