Oregon's Memorable Century

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Oregon's Memorable Century


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Crater Lake National Park, Nike, Mount St. Helens, the Columbia River Highway, the spotted owl, an NBA championship — all things that helped make 1900 to 1999 Oregon’s Memorable Century, previously seen on public television.
Disk Count: 1
Video Format: Standard
Run Time: Approx. 2 Hrs. 20 Min


Take a 100-year journey through a state defined by its pioneering spirit. Why did settlers chose Oregon over California gold? Discover the surprising story behind the state’s national forests, and hear from the descendants of witnesses of some of Oregon’s earliest major events, such as the Lewis & Clark Centennial, and natural disasters. Then meet the eccentric genius behind the Columbia River Highway, and watch footage of the Bonneville Dam being constructed in 1932. Relive the 1977 Trail Blazers run for the NBA championship, and get the story behind the state’s largest employer, Nike. Finally, relive the 1980 devastating eruption of Mount St. Helens, and see how it affected the landscape and the people of Oregon.

 Product Features:

  • More than 2 hours of beautiful Oregon scenery, incredible stories and historic footage
  • Film of Governor Tom McCall, President Richard Nixon, Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, and 1977 Trail Blazer’s star Maurice Lucas
  • Hear from Mount St. Helens survivors, descendants of the Heppner and Vanport floods, and more
  • See amazing footage of the Bonneville Dam and the Columbia River Highway being built
  • Oregon’s most amazing stories and achievements: the New Carissa, the eruption of Mount St. Helens, the Death with Dignity Act, the birth of Nike, the Water Pollution Law and much, much more
  • See footage from the 1959 Centennial Exposition, the Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition in 1905, and the 150-year anniversary of the Oregon Trail