[Libs-Or] History of Oregon Amusement Parks Featured at Next OE History Night

Tania Hyatt-Evenson pdx05508 at pdx.edu
Thu Oct 4 13:34:19 PDT 2012

Greetings from The Oregon Encyclopedia.

Please see the attached press release from the Oregon Encyclopedia (The
OE), an on-line resource of Oregon history and culture. In partnership with
McMenamins, The OE continues its History Night series with a look back at
the people and events that have shaped our communities. Special guests and
historical images are a part of every event.

"History of Amusement Parks in Oregon”
Presented by Darrell Jabin
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
McMenamins Edgefield Power Station Theater, 2126 SW Halsey Street, Troutdale
Free and open to the public.
Which amusement park in Oregon was the largest in the nation when it opened
in 1928? Which
amusement center is the longest continually operating park in the country
and features a roller rink,
carousel and dance pavilion? Do you have memories of crawling through the
rabbit hole at the
Enchanted Forest or enjoying the rides at Pixieland in Lincoln City? At the
next Edgefield Oregon
Encyclopedia History Night learn about the history of amusement parks and
how they evolved
into the entertainment attractions we enjoy today. Through photographs and
video footage you
will have the opportunity to learn about little-known amusement parks such
as Council Crest
Park and Lotus Isle. Take a ride on an entertaining and informative journey
through more than
half a dozen historic and current amusement parks in Oregon.
See the attached press release for more details. For more information
please visit: www.oregonencyclopedia.org.

Tania Hyatt-Evenson
Community Relations and Outreach Coordinator
The Oregon Encyclopedia
pdx05508 at pdx.edu
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