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book Come Walk Through Spring with Bessie Gragg Murphy.
This features stories of growing up in Oregon's Willamette Valley in the early 1900's. Stories are woven around Frances' pastels of the mid-valley wild flowers.
Marysville Revisited: A Tour of Historic Corvallis Houses is a pamphlet published in 1976. Mary Hewitt did the research on the historical homes and Mary McCauley did the photography. Done in orange stapled wraps, it consists of 22 pages, all in very good condition, but foxing with age. Also, a small spot on the cover as can be seen in the scan on the upper left corner. A nice tour of early and historical homes of Marysville, Oregon. Marysville was renamed in 1853 to Corvallis so it wouldn't be confused with Marysville, CA. 16 homes are located on the map and they are identified with historical data and photographs.
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Joshua Creffield arrives in the sleepy town of Corvallis, Oregon, in the early part of 1903, Eva Mae Hurt knows that nothing will ever be the same again. He's the most charismatic preacher the town has ever heard, and soon Eva Mae and other young women in town are going to his fiery revival meetings and, at his insistence, burning their worldly possessions. But when Joshua starts talking about which of his Brides of Eden will be the Second Mother of Christ, events take a frightening turn.
Based on a true story, this chilling novel convincingly shows how the power of a single charismatic voice, heard at a vulnerable time, can turn the most ordinary, rational person into a cult follower.
A native of Corvallis, Oregon, Linda Crew has long been fascinated by the story of Joshua Creffield and his followers. She did extensive research for the book, including visiting the sites where Joshua took his “brides.” The author of many books, including the best-selling Children of the River, Linda Crew lives at Wake Robin Farm in Corvallis with her husband and children.
Ages: 12 up • Grades: 7 up
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