Oregonians emerged from World War I both empowered and chastened. Veterans had traveled the globe, seeing new and exotic places many had only dreamed about or seen in picture books. The economy had boomed during the war providing food, ships and other needed supplies for the war. Yet, many had witnessed the senseless killing on the battlefields of Europe and were repulsed. And the economy soon flagged as war demand dropped in 1919. This section examines life in Oregon after the war and looks at some of the precursors to the next world war.
Between World Wars: Oregon's Cloudy Future