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Comrade Johns
The OE History Night at Edgefield

July 29, 2014, 6:30 p.m. "Comrade Johns: Oregon's Socialist Candidate for President in the 1920s." Presented by Nathan Pedersen.

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

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Frank T. Johns, presidential candidate for the Socialist Labor Party, drowned in the Deschutes River in Bend,Oregon, in 1928 in a tragic effort to ...

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Joe Odiaga
The OE History Pub in Bend

July 29, 2014, 7 p.m. “We Were Not Tramp Sheepmen”: Joe Odiaga and the Oregon-Idaho Biskaian Basque Community, 1890-1946 Presented by Kevin D. Hatfield

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

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The Basque settlers of southeastern Oregon played an important role in the history and culture of the state.Originally from the Pyrenees Mountain region between ...

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