Tuesday, January 15, 1:00-2:00 pm
“Early Willamette Valley Settlers & Settlements”
French Canadians, Scots, Irish, English, their mixed race families, a sprinkling of American fur traders made the initial claims for land in the Willamette. Seasoned outdoorsmen knew that its terrain, climate, and soil held critical aspects for a good life. Presented at the Hollywood Senior Center by Sherry Johnston, docent at the Oregon Historical Society.
Tuesday, January 22, 1:00-2:00 pm
The promise of a better life in the “Second Eden” drew thousands of immigrants across 2,100 miles of rivers, prairies, mountains desert and forest. They faced births and deaths, experienced suffering and the awe of a raw wilderness. It wasn’t all hardship; there were times of music and dancing, along with young love and deepening family bonds. Presented at the Hollywood Senior Center by Sherry Johnston, docent at the Oregon Historical Society.
Please call 503-288-8303 to register for one or both of the presentations.