A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 16, 2012
Oregonian (inhabitant of Oregon)

An inhabitant of the state of Oregon is called an “Oregonian.” The “Oregonian” name has been cited in print since at least October 1838, when the newspaper The Oregonian, and Indian’s Advocate was published in Boston, Massachusetts, by the Oregon Provisional Emigration Society, a group that advocated settlements in the Oregon Territory. The “Oregonian” name was further popularized by the 1850 publication of The Oregonian newspaper that is still published in Portland, Oregon.
Wikipedia: The Oregonian
The Oregonian is the major daily newspaper in Portland, Oregon, owned by Advance Publications. It is the oldest continuously published newspaper on the U.S. west coast, founded as a weekly by Thomas J. Dryer on December 4, 1850. It is the largest newspaper in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest by circulation and the 19th largest daily newspaper in the country.
OCLC WorldCat record
The Oregonian, and Indian’s advocate. v. 1; Oct. 1838-Aug. 1839.
Publisher: [Boston, D.H. Ela, 1838-1839]
Series: [19th century Amer. lit. & hist. Trans-Mississippi West: ser. C] 
Edition/Format:  Book Microform : Microfiche : English
15 February 1839, Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA), pg. 2, col. 4:
We acknowledge the receipt, from O Rogers, of three numbers of the “Oregonian,” a monthly periodical in pamphlet form, commenced last October, in Boston, having for its peculiar object “the elevation of the Indian race, by means of a Christian settlement in Oregon Territory.” It is published under the direction of the “Oregon Provisional Emigration Society;” an association of whose existence we have heretofore been ignorant. The pages before us display ability, and contain much very valuable statistical and other information, relating to the vast territory west of the Rocky Mountains and the condition of the Indians, its present occupants.
Google Books
July 1841, Hunt’s Merchants’ magazine, pg. 62:
The Oregonians are, of course, poor, for all new countries must necessarily be so.
Pg. 63:
This policy of my opponent would not only tend to make savages and barbarians of the Oregonians, but would greatly retard their accumulation of wealth.
9 January 1844, Daily Picayune (New Orleans, LA), pg. 1, col. 6:
AN OREGONIAN.—Away out in far Missouri, a farmer, recently found a man in a buckskin dress; roasting green corn by the road side, in front of his mansion, whom he approached and accosted, with, ...
“Do you always travel on foot?”
“I do that.”
“And where are you going now?”
“To Oregon, sir.”
It is suggested that the man must have been an Anglo-Saxon, for no member of any other race would ever make such an Oregonian.
7 February 1844, New-York (NY) Spectator, pg. 4, col. 5:
There was great distress for provisions, both among the Oregonians and Fremont’s party.
Google Books
December 1846, Hood’s Magazine, pg. 561:
The “Oregonians” seem to take an interest in Scotch matters.
Google Books
Ten Years in Oregon
Compiled by Miss A. J. Allen
Itahaca, NY: Mack, Andrus & Co.
Pg. 328:
THE following interesting report having been accidentally omitted, and finding other valuable information relative to Oregon,  in Dr. White’s possession, I trust the supplement will not be regarded unfavorably, especially as it contains matter highly creditable to the Oregonians, and useful to all such as propose emigrating to that country.
OCLC WorldCat record
Oregonians in the California mines in 1848
Author: Christopher Taylor
Publisher: Salem, Oreg., 1878.
Edition/Format:  Book Microform : Microfilm : English
OCLC WorldCat record
Off with! the lid in the name of the law! Racketeers and looters of Oregonians running hog wild,
Author: Lem A Dever
Publisher: Portland, Or., Oregon Liberal Pub. Co., 1936.
Edition/Format:  Book : English
OCLC WorldCat record
Oregon history for new Oregonians
Author: Oregon Historical Society.; Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Publisher: Portland, OR : Distributed by Oregon Historical Society Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:  VHS video : VHS tape Visual material : English
Summary: Includes sections on the following topics: Fort Rock, Oregon’s first people; Cape Perpetua, exploration by sea; Fort Clatsop, exploration by land; Fort Vancouver, the inland fur trade; Spalding and Sacred Heart Missions, the missionaries; The Oregon Trail, wagons to the west; The Willamette Valley, settlement; Champoeg, the road to statehood.
OCLC WorldCat record
The first Oregonians : an illustrated collection of essays on traditional lifeways, federal-Indian relations, and the state’s native people today
Author: Carolyn M Buan; Richard Lewis; Oregon Council for the Humanities.
Publisher: Portland, Ore. : Oregon Council for the Humanities, 1991.
Edition/Format:  Book : State or province government publication : English

Posted by Barry Popik
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