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Resident Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin will be presenting about the battleship USS Oregon on October 27th, 2020 in Kalama, at the McMemamins! Over 120 years ago, this ship became famous for its unprecedented 15,737 mi. cruise from San Francisco, through the Strait of Magellan at the bottom of South America, and then up to the coast of Florida in just 66 days. The Oregon then fought in the Spanish-American War in Cuba and earned the title “Bulldog of the Navy.” In the 1920s, Oregon schoolchildren pitched in dimes to purchase the Oregon for a museum of the aged conflict. But with the arrival of World War Two, the battleship was sold for scrap metal (and stripped at Kalama), and was nearly drafted as a South Pacific garbage scow. Come hear the story of this historic ship which has always been associated with the pride of the Beaver State! Lots of illustrative photos of the ship to see and even a film clip from 1898. More details soon!Find out more »