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Detained by my Country
The OE History Night at Edgefield

Aug. 26, 2014, 6:30 p.m. "Detained by my Country." Presented by Mitzi Loftus.

at McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale, OR

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For Japanese Americans who lived in the West during World War II, the removal to incarceration camps in 1942 as decreed by Executive Order 9066 ...

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The OE History Pub in Bend

Aug. 26, 2014, 7 p.m. “Your Grandmother's Cookbook: A Century of Oregon Eating, 1880-1980." Presented by Richard H. Engeman

at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond Street, Bend

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The changes in what Oregonians ate, and how they prepared it, are visible in our regional cookbooks andrecipes. At this OE History Night hear ...

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