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Klamath Salmon
The OE History Night at Edgefield

Oct. 28, 2014, 6:30 p.m. "“Using Ancient DNA & Geochemistry to Determine Past Salmon & Trout Distribution in the Klamath Basin of Southeast Oregon." Presented by Virginia L. Butler.

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

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In the Klamath Basin of southeast Oregon anthropologists and archaeologists recently studied fish remains from archaeological sites to understand species distribution before historic-era habitat changes ...

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Our Vanishing Glaciers
The OE History Pub in Bend

Oct. 28, 2014, 7 p.m. “Our Vanishing Glaciers: 100 Years of Glacial Retreat in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area." Presented by Jim O'Connor, U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Center, Portland, OR.

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

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The Three Sisters, a cluster of glacier-clad volcanoes in the central Oregon Cascade Range, is the setting of a remarkable convergence of Pacific Northwest exploration ...

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