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Call for nominees – 2019 Maynard Drawson Award

Posted on: January 2nd, 2019 by Madeline MacGregor in News & Press |

Committee seeks Oregon notable tree advocate

Oregon Travel Information Council (TIC) and the Oregon Heritage Tree Committee are seeking nominations for the annual Maynard Drawson Memorial Award. (The award nomination form is located below in the “Submit your nominations” section of this article.)The annual award will honor an individual (or group) who has championed Oregon’s trees with the same fervor and success as Maynard Charles Drawson (1925 – 2012).
2015 Winner Brian …

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Pendleton group helps nudge history forward

Posted on: August 11th, 2015 by Madeline MacGregor in News & Press |

On August 6, 2015, a new Oregon historical marker was dedicated by the community of Pendleton and Oregon Travel Experience. The marker’s installation and historic text revision was sponsored by the 2015 Leadership Pendleton Class. A brief ceremony took place in front of the new marker on the eastern end of Pendleton, along Highway 30.
OTE’s Annie von Domitz and Oregon Historical Marker Committee member George Forbes attended the dedication and …

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Now Hiring: Rest Area Specialist Sunset Springs (30 miles outside of Seaside)

Posted on: January 11th, 2019 by Jessica Carbone in News & Press |

TIC is now hiring a Rest Area Specialist for a Part-Time (.6 FTE) Limited Duration position. This position is available at our Sunset Springs rest area location. Sunset Springs is located on Highway 26 31 miles from Seaside. For more information about the position please see the linked job announcement below.
Part-Time LD Rest Area Specialist Job Announcement
HOW TO APPLY :
In an attachment by email to hr@oregonte.com, submit both a resume …

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Now Hiring: Fill-In Rest Area Technicians – $18.00 per hour

Posted on: October 29th, 2018 by Nancy DeSouza in News & Press |

TIC is Hiring Rest Area Technicians at locations statewide: Near Chemult (Beaver Marsh),  Madras/Maupin (Cow Canyon), Eugene (Oak Grove & Cabin Creek), and Seaside (Sunset).
Rest Area Technicians are temporary/on-call employees who are not scheduled to work regular hours, but are available to perform fill-in work as needed; rest areas are staffed every day of the year, and temporary employees are frequently scheduled to work weekends and holidays. While technicians are …

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GeerCrest Orchard Dedicated as Oregon Heritage Trees

Posted on: October 12th, 2018 by Annie Von Domitz in News & Press |

Hawthorne Apple

On Friday, October 19, 2018, the Oregon Heritage Tree Program dedicated the GeerCrest Orchard as new Oregon Heritage Trees in Salem.
The year 1837 saw the beginnings of mass immigration to the Willamette Valley from the Eastern United States. The Willamette Valley, described to Americans in the East as an “Eden of the West,” had been shaped by millennia of active land management by a diverse native population including the Kalapuyan, …

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Yang Madrone Dedicated as an Oregon Heritage Tree

Posted on: June 27th, 2018 by Annie Von Domitz in News & Press |

 
 
 
 
 
News Release from Oregon Travel Experience
On Friday, July 13, 2018, the Oregon Heritage Tree Program dedicated the Yang Madrone as a new heritage tree in Corvallis, Oregon.
The large Pacific Madrone tree overlooking the Yang house was planted by Hoya Yang to complement the house his wife, Edith Yang, designed. In 1954, Edith became the first female minority architect licensed in Oregon. She designed many buildings in the area and …

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GeerCrest Orchard

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by Annie Von Domitz in Heritage Tree Details |

Location: GeerCrest Farm, Salem, Oregon
Species: Varied, including 24 pear trees, four plum trees, one apple, one Hawthorn tree, one butternut tree, and one hickory tree
Date Planted: approx. 1847
The year 1837 saw the beginnings of mass immigration to the Willamette Valley from the Eastern United States. The Willamette Valley, described to Americans in the East as an “Eden of the West,” had been shaped by millennia of active land management by …

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Yang Madrone

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by Annie Von Domitz in Heritage Tree Details |

Species: Pacific madrone (Arbutus menziesii)
Circumference: 23feet
Height: approx. 68 feet
Crown spread: 70 feet
Age: 65+ years
The large Pacific madrone tree overlooking the Yang house was designated a City of Corvallis Heritage Tree in 2016.  It is said by the Corvallis City forester to be the largest madrone in Corvallis, and the second largest madrone in Benton County; the largest being in an inaccessible rural area.
The tree is located at a house designed …

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McCall Magnolia

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by Annie Von Domitz in Heritage Tree Details |

Species: Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
Planted: 1890
Circumference: 90 inches
Height: approx. 50 feet
Crown spread: 50 feet
 
The McCall Magnolia was planted in 1890 in front of the renowned home of John M. and Mary Elizabeth McCall in memory of John’s daughter Elsie, who died in 1890. While a Southern Magnolia’s life span can be greater than 100 years, it is rare that this species can thrive in this climate for so many years.  Recent …

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Joel Perkins

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018 by Annie Von Domitz in Historical Marker Details |

Joel Perkins was 23 years old when he and several relatives traveled the Oregon Trail from Indiana in 1844. He quickly settled a land claim and, in December 1846, established the town of Lafayette, which the Oregon Provisional Government recognized as Yamhill County’s first county seat. Perkins made himself the town’s clerk, and when he officially platted it in 1849, he donated a full block to be used as the …

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Triple Nickles

Posted on: January 4th, 2018 by Annie Von Domitz in Historical Marker Details |

Formed in 1943, the all-Black 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion was the first opportunity for African American officers and enlisted men to become paratroopers in the segregated US Army during World War II.
Balloon Bomb Blazes
In 1944-45, Japan launched balloon bombs eastward across the Pacific to set US west coast forests ablaze and cause civilian panic. In May 1945, the military ordered the “Triple Nickles” on a classified mission, code named “Operation …

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