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New page for the Starkweather family

Though we are not able to meet in person, are “Social Distancing” and staying safe at home, we can still enjoy our local history. The name Starkweather is probably not familiar to most people living in Oak Lodge today. But … Continue reading

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City Directories

Historians and genealogists alike are well aware of the value of city directories when researching an area’s history or their family history. They can be a great research tool. Portland has directories back to the early1860’s, available at libraries and … Continue reading

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OLHD April Meeting – CANCELLED

OAK LODGE HISTORY DETECTIVES APRIL 2020 MEETING CANCELLED Greetings: So, here we are, in the midst of a National (World Wide) Health Crisis and a ton of uncertainty. Do I really need to SAY it? Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic … Continue reading

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Tribute to Al Schmidhamer, 1927 – 2019

Al Schmidhamer 1927 – 2019 The Oak Lodge History Detectives have recently learned that Al Schmidhamer, nearly a life-long resident of Oak Grove, passed away last November 30th. Al knew a lot about the history of modern day Oak Lodge, … Continue reading

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Risley Family Presentation Slides Available

Greetings: Sometimes doing an adequate job of documenting history requires a great deal of time and effort.  Such is the case with the program “Risleys On The Willamette” presented by yours truly last October.  But it is finally available for … Continue reading

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OLHD February 2020 Meeting

THURSDAY FEB. 13TH 7:00 P.M. Oak Lodge Water Services Offices 14496 S.E. River Rd. @ Maple St. Greetings: It’s a new year, and OLHD will be meeting again – for the 99th time (including events) – to learn more about … Continue reading

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OLHD December 2019 Meeting

THURSDAY DEC. 12TH 7:00 P.M. Oak Lodge Water Services Offices 14496 S.E. River Rd. @ Maple St. Greetings: As we race into the holiday season we shall meet one more time before year’s end to satisfy our thirst for history. … Continue reading

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Risleys On The Willamette

Last Thursday’s OLHD meeting was a great success. Thirty five people attended our annual meeting, with members renewing their membership and others joining for the first time. We were very pleased, and honored, to have nearly a dozen descendants of … Continue reading

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OLHD October 2019 Meeting

OAK LODGE HISTORY DETECTIVES OCTOBER 2019 ANNUAL MEETING THURSDAY OCT. 24TH 7:00 P.M. Oak Lodge Water Services Offices 14496 S.E. River Rd. @ Maple St. Greetings: It’s time for our OLHD annual meeting! This year’s annual meeting is being delayed … Continue reading

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Jennings Lodge Heritage Celebration

Special Heritage Celebration Tuesday, Sept. 24th 7:00 p.m. The Jennings Lodge CPO invites you to a Special Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, September 24, at 7 p.m. In lieu of its regular business meeting, The CPO is hosting a celebration of … Continue reading

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