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Arthur Scott Bailey (1877 – 1949) was author of more than forty children's books. He was born on November 15, 1877, in St. Albans, Vermont, United States, the second child of Winfield Scott Bailey and Harriet Sarah Goodhue. THERE was great excitement in the neighborhood of Farmer Green's house. Rusty Wren had found some strange tracks. And nobody knew whose they were. Now, when they were puzzled like that the field- and forest-folk usually went straight to Mr. Crow for advice. But this time ...
 
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Offbeat Oregon History podcast

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A daily (5-day-a-week) podcast feed of true Oregon stories -- of heroes and rascals, of shipwrecks and lost gold. Stories of shanghaied sailors and Skid Road bordellos and pirates and robbers and unsolved mysteries. An exploding whale, a couple shockingly scary cults, a 19th-century serial killer, several very naughty ladies, a handful of solid-brass con artists and some of the dumbest bad guys in the history of the universe. From the archives of the Offbeat Oregon History syndicated newspap ...
 
On the Stories Podcast, we perform a new story for your children every week. The stories range from retellings of fairy tales like Snow White to classic stories like Peter Rabbit and even completely original works. Everything is G rated and safe for all ages. The perfect kids podcast for imaginative families. Whether you’re driving with your children or just want to limit your kids’ screen time, Stories Podcast delivers entertainment that kids and parents alike will love.
 
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Science Talk takes you deeply into the world of science audio. Sometimes we travel deep into the wilderness. Sometimes deep into the mind of a scientific expert. The experience will always stimulate your auditory neurons, even if you don't know quite where you're headed at the start. Also check our podcast from Scientific American : "60-Second Science." To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
 
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Every youth orchestra in America can trace its ancestry back to the tiny, dusty town of Burns in Eastern Oregon, and to one gifted, visionary violin teacher named Mary Dodge, founder of the Sagebrush Symphony. (Burns, Harney County; 1910s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/o1108c-sagebrush-symphony-first-youth-orchestra-in-us.htm…
 
Today's story is about a city at the foot of a mountain that is being plagued by a great and terrible dragon. Follow along as the city folk learn that separately and divided they are powerless but together and united they can do anything. Draw us a picture of what you think any of the characters in this story look like, and then tag us in it on ins…
 
My guest this week is Timbre Pringle of Faceless Fly Fishing [46:26] and the topic is small stream fly fishing, particularly in the Rocky Mountains. Timbre has some great tips on fishing dries, dry dropper combos, and streamers in small streams, and the differences between the different species of trout in small streams. She also gives some great t…
 
Oregon went 'dry' in 1914, so by the time the Volstead Act passed in 1919, Beaver State bootleggers were already seasoned professionals. So when the rest of the West Coast needed them, Oregon's 'midnight entrepreneurs' were ready to roll. (Statewide; 1920s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1308a-rumrunners-moonshiners-and-speake…
 
Imagine for a second that you’re a young immigrant, lured to a foreign land with hopes of creating a better life for yourself and your family. Upon arrival, however, things don’t turn out quite like you dreamed and those in power decided to take everything from you that you hold dear. Your land is stolen, your brother murdered by so called vigilant…
 
It was obvious to nearly everyone that Chee Gong was innocent. But one of his tong brothers had murdered Lee Yik and disappeared, and blood had to answer for blood. (Portland, Multnomah County; 1880s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1802c.tong-war-in-portland-averted-with-hanging-483.html)…
 
Guys, this one is no joke. George over at Blue Bird Waterfowl has created a water motion system that will quite possibly revolutionize the way we hunt birds. Blue Bird Waterfowl is working on many other decoy accessories and is currently in the Kickstarter stage. Find them on Facebook, Instagram, or stop over at their Kickstarter page to pledge som…
 
Jean-Baptiste “Pomp” Charbonneau, the baby born to Sacagawea during the Lewis and Clark expedition, is one of the most important figures in Oregon history — but we know almost nothing of his life. (Clatsop and Harney County; 1800s, 1860s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/o1107d-life-of-sacagaweas-mountain-man-son-charbonneau-tan…
 
Today's episode is another story about the hundred acre wood and that wonderful honey obsessed bear Winnie the Pooh. In this story Pooh Bear finds out that Eeyore has lost his tail and sets out to find it for him. Draw us a picture of what you think any of the characters in this story look like, and then tag us in it on instagram @storiespodcast! W…
 
Many people today don't realize that in the 1950s, pinball had a bad reputation as a gambler's game and was as illegal as one-armed bandits. In Portland, shady underworld characters supplied Oregonians with plenty of both. (Multnomah and Clackamas county; 1940s, 1950s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1307d-pinball-wars-elkins-v…
 
During the go-go years of the uranium-mining rush of the early 1950s, the character of the uranium prospector became iconic. He was basically the gold-seeking “miner 49er” updated for the atomic age: in lieu of a mule, he rode an Army-surplus Jeep; in place of pick and gold pan, he carried a Geiger counter and ultraviolet flashlight. So it’s ironic…
 
Today's episode comes to us from Jacob Rozencwaig, the host of the Curious Kid Podcast. In this episode we tell the amazing story of Alexander Fleming and the mistake he made that turned out to be so great that it revolutionized all medicine, and saved countless lives. Draw us a picture of what you think any of the characters in this story look lik…
 
As the Cold War spun up, federal government guarantees sent thousands of Geiger Counter-packing prospectors in Army surplus Jeeps scrambling across Oregon's Outback, hoping to make their fortunes mining “A-metal.” (Eastern Oregon; 1950s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1507c.uranium-mining-gold-rush-348.html)…
 
When the Oregon National Guard was called up, Oregonians felt vulnerable to Japanese invasion. So they loaded their rifles and possed up ready to give 'em hell! (Tillamook County; 1940s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1802b.tillamook-guerillas-ready-to-fight-off-invasion-482.html)…
 
The captain's desperate haste to get out to sea, combined with a terrible decision to cross the bar on the ebb, resulted in disaster — and the ship's stranded armaments resulted in a name for the town of Cannon Beach. (Columbia River Bar, Clatsop County; 1840s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1508a.shark-shipwreck-part2.html)…
 
As sailors melted away to take advantage of the opportunities in the new Oregon country, their captain sweated bullets; they could not be replaced. But his haste to get back out to sea while he still could set the stage for disaster. (Columbia River Bar, Clatsop County; 1840s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1507d.shark-shipwre…
 
Troutdale Airfield is just 10 miles from Portland International — and built to serve Cessnas, not 747s. But one dark night in 1962, a DC-8 pilot got a little confused .... (Troutdale, Multnomah County; 1960s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1802a.massive-jet-lands-at-tiny-country-airport-by-mistake-481.html)…
 
Today's story is brought to you by Dan Wendelin of the Stories for Wonderful Children Podcast. It's an adaptation of a classic fairy tale which you might recognize, but this time with an added twist. Draw us a picture of what you think any of the characters in this story look like, and then tag us in it on instagram @storiespodcast! We'd love to se…
 
When the steamboat Gazelle reached the dock, the man in charge of its steam boilers leaped ashore and ran like a man being chased by demons. A few seconds later, the Gazelle exploded, killing 20 people. (Canemah, Clackamas County; 1850s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1307c-boiler-explosions-in-willamette-steamboats.html)…
 
My guest this week is Brian Grossenbacher [42:45], one of the finest fly-fishing still photographers in the world. You’ve seen his work on the cover of many magazines and in Orvis catalogs. (Brian and I recently collaborated on a book entitled, simply, Trout, with his images and my essays. ) Learn how Brian’s career changed from being a full-time f…
 
This is a tale of two survivors. One, affectionately known as Comanche, was an 8-year veteran of the U.S. military. He was first wounded in battle against hostiles on the southern plains in 1868. And, when Custer led the charge at the Battle of Little Big Horn, our veteran was right there with him. Wounded an astonishing seven times, he somehow sur…
 
It's nearly certain that Drake was guilty only of extreme naivete — and his landlord, after murdering a neighbor, knew he could pin the crime on him because Drake was black. (Salem, Marion County; 1880s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1801d.joseph-drake-murderer-or-innocent-patsy-480.html)…
 
When the packed community center caught fire, Lucinda Schroder ran back inside and blocked the door open with her body, enabling dozens who otherwise would have been pinned and crushed against the closed door to escape. (Silver Lake, Lake County; 1890s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/o1107b-schroder-hero-of-silver-lake-fire-di…
 
Today's story is brought to you by Crystal Skillman, a playwright and fictional podcast writer. Ginny is one special cat, she's getting pretty old but she still knows how to have a proper adventure. Follow along as Ginny saves a baby fox. Draw us a picture of what you think any of the characters in this story look like, and then tag us in it on ins…
 
Lunching in the woods during World War II, hundreds of miles from the sea, Elyse Mitchell and four kids from church were killed in the blast. But, hoping to deny the Japanese knowledge of their “victory,” the newspapers kept it quiet. (Bly, Klamath County; 1940s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1508b.bly-balloon-bombing.351.htm…
 
Dave Bakica has the opposite of a desk job. From wrangling moose to keeping people safe from bears, the Yukon conservation officer has a lot of stories to share after more than 30 years on the job. These are some of his most memorable moments in the field. In part two of two, Dave talks about bizarre lynx behaviour, net-gunning caribou from a helic…
 
In his spooky nightmare, first mate of the German barque Mimi saw seaweed covering all but three shipmates; the next day, all but three drowned in one of Oregon's worst-ever salvage disasters. (Garibaldi, Tillamook County; 1910s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/o1107c-mariners-dream-eerily-predicted-shipmates-deaths.html)…
 
Today's episode is brought to us by the team at the Little Kids, Big Hearts podcast. Follow along as Crayton the dragon and his adopted sibling Kaze learn some tough lessons about being kind to friends and family and sticking up for others in need. Draw us a picture of what you think any of the characters in this story look like, and then tag us in…
 
My guest this week is well, me. I recorded a podcast and the file got corrupted and I couldn’t get my guest back in time to do a makeover. So this week is just the Fly Box. In the Fly Box this week, we have some interesting questions and tips, including: Do I absolutely need a full sinking line and a stripping basket to fish in the surf? Do you pin…
 
As his countrymen and colleagues succumbed to the enthusiasm and propaganda for joining the conflict, only Senator Lane and a handful of other lawmakers kept their wits. But Lane paid dearly for his commitment to sanity. (Salem, Marion County; 1910s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1307b-harry-lane-war-hero.html)…
 
In the tall tales of 1840s almanacs, the “King of the Wild Frontier” had a lively interest in the Beaver State. But he did get a few of his facts wrong ... (Statewide; 1840s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1801c.davy-crockett-tall-tales-about-oregon-479.html)By Finn J.D. John
 
Windjammer still holds a world speed record for sailing ships, but by the time of her demise, had been losing money for years; the age of steam had made her obsolete. So when she sailed onto the rocks, many people smelled a rat. (Neahkahnie Mountain, Tillamook County; 1910s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/o1107a-glenesslin-wre…
 
Young Henry Miller, rejected by his illustrious father, turned to a life of crime, but he turned out not to be very good at it. For his part, the ever-classy Joaquin took to claiming Harry was not really his son. (Multnomah and Coos County; 1890s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1507b.black-sheep-of-joaquin-miller-family.347.ht…
 
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