Sponsored by Des Chutes Historical Museum and the Oregon Historical Society

“The Great Depression in Bend: Lumber, Public Work Relief, and a Hooverville Jungle”

Oregon Encyclopedia History Night

at Old St. Francis

  • 6 pm. doors; 7 p.m. event |
  • Free |
  • All ages welcome

About “The Great Depression in Bend: Lumber, Public Work Relief, and a Hooverville Jungle”

In the shadow of the super mills of Brooks Scanlon and Shevlin Hixon and located on a railway that brought transients seeking work, explore how Bend survived the Great Depression years through the stories of those who lived it. Join Tor Hanson as he uncovers the history of Bend’s working class mill neighborhoods and business owners through this troubled period of American history.

About Oregon Encyclopedia History Night

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The Oregon Encyclopedia hosts a series of History Nights in collaboration with McMenamins pubs. Come join us for an enlightening evening of history, served up with food and a pint or two of good beer, and find out more about the history and culture of our state from OE authors. Bring your encyclopedia-worthy Oregon stories to share with the OE Editors-in-Chief.

Oregon Encyclopedia website:
http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/
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