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Theaters in Oregon
The OE History Night at Edgefield

Sept. 30, 2014, 6:30 p.m. "Before the Show Began: Theaters of Oregon." Presented by Joe Fitzgibbon and Darrell Jabin.

at McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale, OR

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Theaters have always captured our imaginations. Presenters Darrell Jabin and Joe Fitzgibbon will share details about the unique architecture, people and history of Oregon Theaters.

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What if Heroes
The OE History Pub in Bend

Sept. 30, 2014, 7 p.m. “What if Heroes Were Not Welcome Home?" Presented by Linda Tamura

at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond Street, Bend

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Post World War II, the community of Hood River garnered national attention for discrediting Japanese American war heroes and petitioning to block the return of ...

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