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Clackamas County Historical Society

Life & Death in the Oregon Territory (OREGON CITY)

Formerly exhibited on-site at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, “Life and Death in the Oregon Territory” has been converted into a digital exhibit/walking tour that examines the culture surrounding life and death in Oregon between 1840 and 1920. Topics range from 18th and 19th century midwifery to the impact of the Civil War on the funeral industry, and will take you through historic locations in Oregon City (located just south of Portland on 99E). Due to some of the topics and imagery, we advise those who are sensitive to the topics of death, infant mortality, and illness to take caution. Life and Death in the Oregon Territory may not be suitable for all audiences. Parental supervision is advised. This Vamonde Adventure is brought to you by the Clackamas County Historical Society, a non-profit dedicated to enriching public understanding and appreciation of local history. If you would like to support our efforts, please visit us at and consider making a donation today!

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