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Learn how to harness the 'Horn of Plenty'

Oregon State Parks presents Champoeg History Cache at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Champoeg State Heritage Area, 8239 Champoeg Road NE, St. Paul. This is a series of live demonstrations, presentations and talks about the history, people and crafts of the 19th and early 20th century at Champoeg. Admission is free with a $5 vehicle fee or annual State Parks pass.

This month’s event is titled “The Horn of Plenty” and is being presented by amateur historian and freeman hornmaker Scott Morrison, who will give a presentation and demonstration of traditional horn carving as seen throughout history. People have long used horn for many uses ranging from powder horns to spoons, combs and some jewelry. Come discover the many practical and beautiful uses of the material that was as common as plastic is today.

Also, if you have ever wanted a recipe for homemade bouillon or Syrup of Onion Cough Remedy, this talk is for you. Learn about shorts and middlings, and cones and crushed, to make your pioneer shopping list correct. You will be able to regulate your oven temperature without a thermometer. Don’t have an oven? There is a solution for that, too. Instructor Donna Hinds has been a living history interpreter and historical researcher since her retirement as an elementary educator. Four of the recipes she will give have never been shared before and come from her family. With humor and solid research she will help define a woman’s role and how her skill of food preparation made survival in the wilderness for her family more likely.

These events are open to the public.

For more information, contact Interpretive Park Ranger Dan Klug, 503-678-1251 ext. 222, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Web: champoeg.org.



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