The public is invited to the Wasco County Historical Society’s annual luncheon and meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the St. Alphonsus Parish Hall, 420 N.E. First St., Dufur.
Speaker will be Mike Schend, Hood River, whose presentation will focus on the historic figures that established the Barlow Road, especially the man for whom the Road was named.
"This is an opportunity to learn about the hardships that the pioneers endured on one of the most difficult sections of the Oregon Trail," said a WCHS press release.
"Schend has been a tour guide on the Barlow Road for 35 years. An educator by profession and history enthusiast, he has taken hundreds of people to Barlow Road locations in Wasco, Hood River and Clackamas counties."
The $15 luncheon will be offered by Cobblestone Catering. Reservations may be made by contacting WCHS President Jill Durow at 541-296-8400 by Nov. 3.
A short business portion of the meeting will include collection of dues, election of officers and an awarding of a door prize.
The Dufur Historical Society will have extensive exhibits open to the public, dependent on the weather, both before and after the luncheon meeting, said the press release. Dufur had been one of the locations along the Barlow Road route as it made its way from The Dalles to the Willamette Valley.
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