Category Archive: O.S.S.U.

Aug 11

Nettie A. Olds

A Free Thought Church at McMinnville, Oregon — May, 1896 The portrait of Nettie A. Olds (right), appears as the frontispiece of this number of this Magazine. We also herewith present our readers with a picture of a part of the interior of the church of which Miss Olds is the pastor. Below will be …

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Dec 20

Presentation: Oregon Freethought History

Date: January 25, 2016 at 6:30 Place: O’Connor’s Cafe and Bar, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, Oregon A presentation by Silverton Historian Gus Frederick. This talk addressed the Freethought movement in Oregon during the latter quarter of the 19th Century, beginning with the seeds of the Oregon State Secular Union, the growing Freethought scene in …

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Nov 12

Field Notes From Idaho

By Kate De Peatt, Secretary, O.S.S.U. — May, 1899 Vale, Oregon: The first of March finds me doing active field work, and on the 6th I bid farewell to the State of my birth, crossed the Snake River and renewed my acquaintance with the good people of Idaho. I am accompanied by those stanch workers …

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Nov 10

The Free Thought Cause In Oregon

By Kate De Peatt — August, 1898 The Tenth Annual Convention of the Oregon State Secular Union, held at Wagner, Oregon on July 3, 4 and 5, 1898, was a complete success in every way. Wagner is a pretty little settlement nestled in the Blue Mountains and is just the place for such a gathering. …

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Nov 05

The Oregon Movement

Katie Kehm Smith

It would seem from the following letter from Katie Kehm Smith, Secretary of the Oregon State Secular Union that the State of Oregon is taking the lead of any of the other States of the Union in the organization of the Liberal minded people. For ourselves, we would much rather, that the words Free Thought …

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