Title: Swinging Portals: An Historical Account of One Hundred Years of Religious Activity in Oregon and Its Influence on the West
Author: Dr. William Wallace Youngson
Description: Inscribed by author on front paste-down. Red cloth boards with black lettering. Sticker ghost on ffep, otherwise pages are clean and unmarked. Dust jacket shows some chipping at head and foot of spine and a few other very small edge chips. DJ in archival sleeve. Approximately 50 illustrations. 200 pp. 8.5 x 5.5 inches.
A collection of essays on various aspects of the history of Methodism in Oregon, featuring material on the missionary pioneers who came out west, early Portland history, a substantial section on the life and work of Jason Lee, and the establishment of three Methodist churches in Portland. [Note: this volume has two working titles, each with its own title page; the other title is "One Hundred Years of the Imprisoned Splendor of Jason Lee and Saddle Bags, Pioneers and Religion in Portland, Oregon 1848-1948."]
Contents: The Name of Portland; The Beginning of Methodism in Portland; Pioneers of Geography; Who was Jason Lee?; The Forgotten Man; Grace Church and First Church, Centenary Church; This Great Freedom; Mrs. Frances C. Northrup.
Rev. William Wallace Youngson (1869-1955) served for more than three decades as the President of the Historical Society of the Oregon Conference of the Methodist Church. He also founded Portland's Rose City Park Methodist Church.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Place: [Portland, Oregon]
Keywords: Oregon, history, Methodism, Methodist Church, Portland, Jason Lee, Thomas Fletcher Royal, William Royal, H. K. Hines, One Hundred Years of the Imprisoned Splendor of Jason Lee,
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