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A River Connects Us

A FREE Heritage Talk Series
Doors open at 5:30 pm & Talk begins at 6:00 pm

June 20, 2017 - Missoula Ice Age Floods - Dr. Scott Burns - Lake Theater & Cafe

September 21, 2017 - Kalapuyans of French Prairie - Dr. David Lewis - Chehalem Cultural Center

October 19, 2017 - Rollin' On The River: Commercial Traffic at Willamette Falls from Early Days to Modern Times - Joe Bernert - Antonia Ballroom

Check out the article from the January, 5, 2017 West Linn Tidings: A "uniquely Oregon" heritage

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"Where the Future Began," a video by Portland General Electric, reveals the dramatic story of cultures, risk-takers, and entrepreneurs tapping into "one of the great geologic secrets of North America." Willamette Falls, among the largest waterfalls in the nation, was the last stop on the Oregon Trail, the birthplace of a state, and a place where dreamers unlocked the potential of electricity, and changed the world forever.

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