215 Hendrickson Drive Kalama, WA, 98625
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Kalama Harbor Lodge History Pub
Kalama Harbor Lodge
6 pm doors, 7 pm event
Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!
All ages welcome
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.
6 pm doors, 7 pm eventFree. First come, first served. Arrive early!All ages welcome
August 1908, three unknown riders arrived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, their hats
adorned with wildflowers, to compete in the world’s greatest rodeo.
Steer-roping virtuoso Ikua Purdy and his cousins Jack Low and Archie Ka’au’a
had travelled 3,000 miles from Hawaii, of all places, to test themselves
against the toughest riders in the West.
by whites, who considered themselves the only true cowboys, the native
Hawaiians would astonish the country, returning home champions—and American
legends. An unforgettable human drama set against the rough-knuckled frontier, Aloha
Rodeo unspools the fascinating and little-known true story of the Hawaiian
cowboys, or paniolo, whose 1908 adventure upended the conventional history of
the American West.
Wolman is a Contributing Editor at Outside and a longtime contributor at
Wired. He has also written for publications such as the New York
Times, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek,
and Nature. His work has twice been anthologized in the Best American
Science and Nature Writing series, and his feature about Egyptian
revolutionaries was nominated for a National Magazine Award. His latest book, Aloha
Rodeo, was published in May, 2019 (HarperCollins).
David is a former Oregon Arts Commission fellow, Fulbright journalism
fellow (Japan), and a graduate of Stanford University's journalism program. His
other books include The End of Money, A Left-Hand Turn Around the
World, Righting the Mother Tongue, and Firsthand. He lives in
Portland, Oregon with his wife and two children.
his website at www.david-wolman.com
and follow him on Twitter & Instagram @davidwolman
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
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