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History Pub Presents the Centralia Tragedy

painting of Wesley Everest

History Pub presents

“The Centralia Tragedy: 100-Years Later”

with Steven Beda, assistant professor of history at the University of Oregon Department of History

Monday, December 9, 2019
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Viking Braggot Southtowne Pub
2490 Willamette Street, Eugene

A xenophobic panic had gripped the nation. Fears of socialists and anarchists and other so-called “un-American” political ideologies were running high. In response to these tensions, vigilante groups insisted on arming themselves and policing their towns. All very difficult stuff to imagine today, 100 years later.

Open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Food and drinks will be available. This event is cosponsored by the Lane County History Museum and the UO Department of History.

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Poster image credit: “The Resurrection of Wesley Everest” by Mike Alewitz