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Oregon's Historical Railroads
The OE History Night at Edgefield

Jan. 27, 2015, 6:30 p.m. "The Oregon Historical Railroads Project." A Historical Survey of Oregon's Private, Public and Urban/Interurban Railroads. Presented by Edward J. Kamholz.

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

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Klondike Kate
The OE History Pub in Bend

Jan. 27, 2015, 7 p.m. “The Many Lives of Klondike Kate." Presented by Nathan Pedersen.

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

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Western History Association, Gene Autry Public History Award, 2012.
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