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Mysteries and Legends of Oregon: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

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From the mysterious disappearance of hijacker D.B. Cooper to persistent rumors of bigfoot, this selection of fourteen stories from Oregon's past explores some of the Beaver State's most compelling mysteries and debunks some of its most famous myths.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 10th 2009 by Globe Pequot (first published 2009)
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John Orman
Leading off, D.B. Cooper somehow beats out Bigfoot!
After Mr. Sasquatch, we have the Bridge of the Gods, and Wallowa Lake Monster.
Maybe I will spend some time looking for the Port Orford Meteorite,
a thirty ton rock reputed to be worth millions--but it could be just a legend!

Portland gets some bad publicity as a former "Shanghai City,"
where sailors were gotten drunk and hauled off to ships that set sail
before the sailors sobered up.
The book does debunk the notion of Shanghai Tunnels running beneat
Carye Bye
Fun book for curious adults or young teens (seriously get this book for any 13+ year old!) Great layout of chapters and fun stories about Oregon's lore. Especially liked the chapter on the 'Bridge of the Gods', and the unsolved mystery of D.B. Cooper who hijacked a plane with 'the money' in the early 70s, and was never seen again.. though bundles of cash showed up in the Columbia Gorge. The author has a great grasp of science & history and clear interesting writing. I love a well thought out ...more
DK Hoffman
This was a really interesting read. While it had the myths of Bigfoot and Walley (lake monster) that you might expect with a title that includes the word "unexplained" is also has a wealth of historical mysteries that were fascinating.
Karen Snyder
Superbly unique and intriguing insight into the wonders Oregon has to offer. Love the history and little background stories of the place I call home
David Bales
An interesting but rather sketchily researched, (some of the information is a bit dubious) about various myths, mysteries and legends in the state of Oregon. Mostly compiled from newspaper articles and tall tales.
This was well researched and interesting. The author did jump around a bit, making it hard for someone like me to follow at times. I'm all about chronological order. Beyond that, it's fascinating and fun. I would recommend it to anyone interested in Oregon history.
I thought this book was well written and researched. My favorite legends were the Bridge of the Gods and the Oregon Vortex.
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