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Editor:Alicia Spooner
Authored By:Jack Newlon, Rob Spooner, Alicia Spooner, Jack Gassen, Emily Kolkemo
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Jack Gassen earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Gonzaga University. He has both a Social Studies (6-12) and English Language Learner (K-12) endorsement as a certified teacher in the state of Washington, as well as a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate.
"In Fall 2020, I wrote my senior thesis on the history of the State of Jefferson movement in southern Oregon/northern California, including its inception, development, and present form," says Gassen about one of his first in-depth forays into historical writing. "I found the modern push for statehood fascinating and it taught me a lot about how one actually goes about being a historian."
Jack began contributing to U-S-history.com in 2021. In his free time, he plays music, basketball, and video games, reads, or goes down the nearest Internet rabbit hole.

Emily Kolkemo has a masters degree in science with a minor in anthropology from Oregon State University. She has written and edited articles on a variety of topics, including science, travel, and history, over the last 20 years. She has been a long-term employee at Online Highways/Spooner Industries, and began writing, editing, and managing for U-S-history.com in 2021.