2126 S.W. Halsey St. / Troutdale, OR, 97060
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Edgefield History Pub
Edgefield - Blackberry Hall
5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m event
All ages welcome
5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m eventFreeAll ages welcome
by Sarah Baker Munro
Franklin Roosevelt dedicated Timberline Lodge on September 28, 1937 as “a new
adjunct of our National Forests, but also as a place to play for generations of
Americans in the days to come.” This talk will focus on developing recreation
in the Mt. Hood National Forest resulting from New Deal projects – Timberline
Lodge, Silcox Hut and the Magic Mile Chairlift, the Timberline Trail, and
Zigzag Ranger District. Illustrations include these developments and images of
badminton, golf, horseback riding, and hiking and scenery in the Forest dating
from 1937 to 1946. Some images have been locked away for generations.
Baker Munro has been active with Friends of Timberline since 1975. She co-wrote
a catalog of the lodge published in 1977 and authored Timberline Lodge: The
History, Art, and Craft of an American Icon, published by Timber Press in
2009. She wrote a history on Timberline that was published by Arcadia Press in
2016. In 2004, Sarah co-sponsored a symposium at the Portland Art Museum on
Labor Arts and curated an exhibit on the New Deal in Oregon at the Oregon
Sarah graduated from Pitzer College in Anthropology and Art History and
completed an MA in Folklore at the University of California at Berkeley. She is
currently the Director of the Hoover-Minthorn House Museum in Newberg, the
boyhood home of Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States.
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.
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