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King of the Road
The OE History Night at Edgefield

April 28, 2015, 6:30 p.m. "King of the Road: Glenn Jackson and the building of the Oregon Highway System, 1959-1979." Presented by William Stack.

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

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William Stack is an educator and freelance writer and is author of "Glenn Jackson and the Building of Oregon's Highways, 1959-1979," published in the ...

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Bungalows and Beyond
The OE History Pub in Bend

April 28, 2015, 7 p.m. “Bungalows and Beyond: Historic Homes of Bend." Presented by Heidi Slaybaugh, BBR Project Architect and Chair of the Bend Landmarks Commission.

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

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Bend's historic neighborhoods are more than just homes; they reveal intrinsic ties to Bend's past, the lumber mills and our local economy.

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