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Oregon City history series continues

It’s not too late to take part in the winter series of history classes offered by the Clackamas County Historical Society. The series began Jan. 8, but it continues weekly at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive in Oregon City.

The series, titled “The City at Willamette Falls: A 3,000 Year History,” is taught by Jim Tompkins and based on his unpublished anecdotal history of Oregon City. Tompkins is president of the Northwest Chapter of the Oregon-California Trails Association and has taught for multiple school districts and colleges in his 45-year career, including Portland State University’s Continuing Education and Clackamas Community College’s Adult Education programs.

He was honored as Oregon History Teacher of the Year in 1990 and has written several books and journal articles on the settlement of Oregon.

The research-rich course is designed for people with busy schedules. Each session is a stand-alone lesson. Course reading material with images and maps is available at no charge via email.

To register for any of the classes or for more information, call 503-655-5574 or email programs@clackamashistory.org.

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