History Pub. Aug 29 @6:30 “The Secret History of Underground Salem”

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Tuesday, August 29th at 6:30 PM

The Wilsonville Public Library Foundation, the Wilsonville/Boones Ferry Historical Society, and McMenamins have teamed up to present monthly programs focusing on Oregon’s rich history.


About The Secret History of Underground Salem

Presented by:  John Ritter, Historian

Explore Salem’s wild past with local historian John Ritter. Hear the rich history of Salem’s underground tunnels; learn about Chinese opium dens, distilleries, speakeasies, madams, the Klan march, the great gunfight, the Governor and so much more.

About the Speaker:
Dr. John Ritter is an Adjunct Professor of History at Corban University and Linfield College, a Guggenheim Fellow in American History, a Taft Fellow in American Government, and a Fulbright Fellow in Arabic Studies. He has received six National Endowment for the Humanities awards, and has graduate degrees in History, Geography, Corrections and Special Education history for 40 years and specializes in Salem History. A lifelong Salem resident, he grew up on a West Salem farm.


Source:  Wilsonville Library event & McMenamins. 8.15.17

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