Presenting the Past!
The Dread Canyon of the Umpqua
Friday, November 4th at 7 pm
Presented by playwright Shannon Applegate, local historian and author, and Daniel Robertson, former director of Douglas County Museum, and performer on the UACT stage. A reader's theater presentation describes the difficulties of traveling The Applegate Trail (Southern Route) into Oregon. In 1846, a year of terrible weather, wagons were temporarily stuck in the dreaded canyon near today's Canyonville along Canyon Creek. The readings are taken from various letters, recollections, and journals written in the 19th Century.
Pioneer Stories told by Carole Nielson
Friday, November 18th, 7 pm
In an era when Chinese were despised, discriminated against, and labored for 60 to 75 cents a day in the American West, Gin Lin not only earned the respect of business and civic leaders in Southern Oregon, but found wealth beyond most men's wildest dreams.
After Indians killed her husband and the hired man, Mary Ann Harris kept her attackers at bay by shooting from various places in the cabin while her 11-year-old daughter kept the guns loaded... and more!
The Sunny Sky Boys - Joe Ross and Jerry Ashford
Friday, December 2nd at 7 pm
Banjo, guitar and vocals featuring old time blue grass, western swing and classic country music, followed by open mic for sharing local old timer tales and memories of the past.
Vintage Homes and Audio Tours
From the comfort of your car enjoy a tour of historic homes in the Riddle area. using your device, listen to our pre-recorded tour guide on YouTube any time during the week. Entertaining stories of original homeowners, and special facts about each home will pique your interest.
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