The Oak Lodge History Detectives is saddened by the recent news of the passing of Jim Tompkins the weekend of June 3rd.
Jim was well known throughout the heritage community for his teachings, publications and classes on Oregon history. Jim was a sixth generation Oregon pioneer, a member of Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers, a board member of the Oregon Trail Foundation, taught history for over 27 years, and was a long time member and board member of the Clackamas County Historical Society.
Jim authored several books on history related subjects and was active in many other organizations. He had recently attended several OLHD meetings and was scheduled to teach history classes at the Oak Lodge Library this fall.
He will be sorely missed by our historical community.