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History Pub talks about the Dammed Willamette Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 26
Adult Services
Posted Date: 11/16/2013
The Wilsonville Public Library, the Wilsonville/Boones Ferry Historical Society, and McMenamins have teamed up to present monthly programs focusing on Oregon’s
rich history.

Join us the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM at Wilsonville McMenamins’ Old Church for an engaging evening of Oregon history. Free admission, minors must be accompanied by parent. Doors open at 5:30 PM.

beer glasses at pub - sxc"Sold Down the River: How the Willamette Valley Became Dammed" with Dr. William Lang
Tuesday, November 26
6:30-8:00 p.m.
The Old Church at Wilsonville McMenamins

During the 1930s, dam builders focused on harnessing the Columbia’s hydropower potential, but they also saw potential for dams in the Willamette Valley. Without hydropower benefits, though, it was a hard sell. How did they do it and what did it accomplish?

The presentation will touch on the relationships between the Columbia and Willamette Valley dams and the politics that made them possible.

For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 503-682-2744 or