Eugene had an airport before Portland? And the first around-the-world flight started here? These stories and more from a conversation with Bob Hart, Executive Director of the Lane County History Museum.
There are many wonderful surprises in this episode, a conversation with Dr. Tom Connolly, Director of Archeological Research at the University of Oregon.
For example, the stories of the 10,000 year old intact sandals. And then learning that the archeology of Oregon is of surprising depth and importance. Oh, and yes, about those camels….
Image: Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Hear about the early days of Portland, Oregon, as told through this interview with Patti Larkin, Curator of the Pittock Mansion. Henry Pittock, owner of the Oregonian newspaper, came across on the Oregon Trail and became one of the most influential people in early Oregon.
The surprising story of an Oregon Safe House, the Mims Home on High Street in Eugene. This conversation is with Eric Richardson, President of the NAACP Eugene / Springfield chapter, who knew the Mims family growing up and speaks from his own experience about that period of time all the up until today.