Monday, October 28, 2019

Kennedy School History Pub

Hiking Oregon’s History

Kennedy School

6 pm doors, 7 pm event

Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!

All ages welcome

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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 HISTORY2019 or mention it when you call the hotel.

About Hiking Oregon’s History

Hiking Oregon’s History

Presented by William L. Sullivan, Author

Join us for a slide show armchair hiker’s tour of Oregon’s most scenic historic sites. Based on his outdoor guidebook, Hiking Oregon’s History, the presentation follows Lewis and Clark’s trail across Tillamook Head and traces Chief Joseph’s trail of tears through Hells Canyon.  Expect tips on dramatic hiking trails to fire lookouts, lighthouses, and gold mines, too, mixed in with anecdotes about trailside wildflowers and geology.  In short, it’s a glimpse into Oregon’s largest museum -- the great outdoors.

About the Speaker:
William L. Sullivan is the author of a dozen books about Oregon.  Listening for Coyote, the journal of his 1,361-mile solo backpacking trek across Oregon in 1985, was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in creative nonfiction.  Since then he has published Exploring Oregon’s Wild Areas, a historical novel about pioneer Oregon entitled A Deeper Wild, and five detailed guidebooks in his popular 100 Hikes series, including 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon.

A fifth-generation Oregonian, Sullivan grew up in Salem.  At 17 he won a scholarship to study at remote Deep Springs College in the California desert, where his duties included milking cows by hand.  He went on to earn a B.A. in English from Cornell University and an M.A. in German from the University of Oregon. He and his wife, Janell Sorensen, have bicycled 3000 miles through Europe, studied two years at Heidelberg University in Germany, and built a log cabin by hand on a roadless stretch of the lower Siletz River.  They live with their two children in Eugene.

About Kennedy School History Pub

Kennedy School History Pub

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