This program is the third of a 4-part series, “Southern Oregon History: Its People and Places”, and participants do not need to attend all of the programs in the series to participate.
Cost: $5 Donation (scholarships available)
Audience: Adults & Older Kids
Location: Great Room
Registration required. Register by 10:00 pm on the Sunday before the program date.
Our region has never been known for its ethnic diversity, but during the early gold-mining days, our region included miners coming from many different places on the globe. The Gold Rush period was actually the most ethnically diverse in our history. Together, we will learn about these people, why they came and how they fared.
This program is part three of a 4-part series, “Southern Oregon History: Its People and Places”, please click the following link to see more information about programs in the series.
Presenter: Jeff LaLande
Jeff LaLande has lived in the Rogue Valley since 1969, with short times away – to get an M.A. in archaeology from Oregon State, and later a Ph.D in American History from the University of Oregon. Retired for 10 years from a 30+ year career with the U.S. Forest Service as an archaeologist and historian, he works as a consultant, teaches OLLI courses and writes a fair amount.