“Economic Phoenix: A.B. Hammond, the Panic of 1893 and the Astoria and Columbia River Railroad”
History Pub Monday at Kennedy School
Greg Gordon, Ph.D.
- Kennedy School Theater |
- Monday, October 27, 2014
- 7 p.m. |
- Free |
- All ages welcome
About “Economic Phoenix: A.B. Hammond, the Panic of 1893 and the Astoria and Columbia River Railroad”
Although reviled in his home state, Montana businessman and railroad builder A.B. Hammond was regarded as a hero in Oregon upon his completion of the long-awaited Astoria and Columbia River Railroad. This presentation will focus on Hammond’s railroad and lumber enterprises activity in Oregon at the turn-of-the-century and how he turned one of the nation’s worst depressions to his advantage.
About the Speaker
Greg Gordon is an assistant professor of Environmental Studies at Gonzaga University, having received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Montana. His latest book, Money Does Grow on Trees: A. B. Hammond and the Age of the Timber Baron, explores the ecological costs of frontier capitalism.
About History Pub Monday at Kennedy School
Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.Map & Directions