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<p>After coming across a historical marker near Tillamook that failed to mention a significant character in Oregon’s black history, Oregon Black Pioneer’s Vice Chair Gwen Carr launched a successful mission to include that missing part of history on the signage. </p>

After coming across a historical marker near Tillamook that failed to mention a significant character in Oregon’s black history, Oregon Black Pioneer’s Vice Chair Gwen Carr launched a successful mission to include that missing part of history on the signage.

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Marker to mention first black visitor to Oregon

Oregonian Gwen Carr worked fervently to include a crucial part of the state's black history on a historical marker near Tilamook.