Gorge Owned (GO!) kicks off of its 4th annual Sense of Place lecture series on Wednesday, November 6 with archaeologist Rick McClure.
McClure, Heritage Program Manager for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, will discuss the role of the 1933 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in shaping the landscape and architecture of public lands in the Gorge. President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation put more than a million and a half people to work through the CCC during the Great Depression. McClure’s presentation will draw upon his oral history interviews with CCC enrollees, archival research and archaeological investigations of CCC camps in Washington and Oregon. McClure and his wife, Cheryl Mack, live in Trout Lake, Wash., and authored the book, “For the Greatest Good: Early History of Gifford Pinchot National Forest.”
McClure will speak on November 6th at the Columbia Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7 p.m.Come early to enjoy a glass of wine or beer and meet others in the community. Sense of Place is an annual lecture series sponsored by Gorge Owned that seeks to foster a deeper understanding of and connection to our landscape and to one other. GO! thanks all of the sponsors who support this community-building lecture series, including Hood River Valley Residents Committee, Zepher and Cascade Acupuncture Center.
Event Details – GO! Sense of Place Lecture Series
Rick McClure – Launching the New Deal: The CCC in the Columbia River Gorge, 1933
When: Wed., Nov. 6, 2013 – Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Lecture begins at 7 p.m.
Where: Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River
Cost: $5 suggested donation (free for GO! members)
About Gorge Owned – Gorge Owned is a 501.c.3 member-supported organization with a mission to strengthen connections between the people, natural environment and economy of the Columbia River Gorge. With more than 150 individual and business members, GO! delivers year-round programing that informs and inspires people to invest in a vibrant community, healthy environment and strong local economy. Programs include the Gorge Green Home Tour, Gorge Green Drinks, the Sense of Place Lecture Series, GO! Local Month and Gorge Earth Day. Learn more and find a full listing of Sense of Place lectures at GorgeOwned.org