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his exhibit explores the development of the Oregon Constitution, particularly events surrounding the 1857 constitutional convention. In the process, it examines life, politics, and important issues in the years before and after the convention. It also looks at how the constitution has evolved during the 150 years since the convention.
About the images—top to bottom: McLoughlin greets newcomers, 1857 Salem newspaper, territorial capitol, westward progress, John McBride.