8 Horrifying Oregon Stories You Didn’t Learn About In History Class

Oregon has a long and rich history — no textbook could possibly fit in all of the surprising events and moments that have shaped our state since 1859. While much of our history is relatively tame, there are a few terrible stories that should never be forgotten. From mass shootings to devastating storms, here are eight horrifying stories from the Beaver State’s past that you probably didn’t hear about in history class.

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How many of these stories were you familiar with? Which ones would you add to the list? Share your thoughts and memories with us below.

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