Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Edgefield History Pub

The Ancient Columbia River: the oldest highway in the Pacific Northwest

Edgefield - Blackberry Hall

5 pm doors, 6:30 pm event

Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!

All ages welcome

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Qualifies for “Attend a McMenamins History-Sponsored Event” Experience Stamp.

Why not stay the night? Receive 15% off your hotel room that evening using the code HISTPUB or mention it when you call the hotel.

About The Ancient Columbia River: the oldest highway in the Pacific Northwest

The Ancient Columbia River: the oldest highway in the Pacific Northwest

Presented by Miranda Mendoza, Oregon State Parks

When we think of the History of transportation in the Pacific Northwest, our thoughts gravitate towards the steam locomotive, the sternwheeler, and the Model T.  However, the story of transportation doesn’t begin with pavement, steel rails, wooden wheels, or dirt roads.  It begins with the meandering flow of a magnificent, ancient river.

Join us as we take a journey back in time to explore the mighty Columbia River and discover how its formation influenced life and travel in the Pacific Northwest.

About the Speaker:

Miranda Mendoza is and interpretive park ranger for the West Columbia Gorge Management Unit of Oregon State Parks. Having worked   for State Parks since 2000, she has had the privilege of working with several of Oregon’s amazing historic sites including the Sumpter Valley Dredge, Collier Logging Museum, Wolf Creek Inn, and now the Vista House.

When not duty, Miranda enjoys getting off the beaten path exploring the surrounding woods and mountains, writing, photography, and woodworking.

Photo Credit: John Fletcher Ford

About Edgefield History Pub

Edgefield History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp