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314Fw: news release for Dec. 23 guest speaker - Norwegian Immigrants

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  • sally freeman
    Dec 1, 2012
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      Attached, and below, please find a news release and related photo for our next guest speaker event.

      Sally Freeman
      Park Ranger
      Lewis and Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop

      In Their Footsteps

      Norwegian Immigrants in the
      Pacific Northwest
      Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce December’s In Their Footsteps free speaker series event.  This program is Norwegian Immigrants in the Pacific Northwest by Junius Rochester on Sunday, December 23, at 1:00 p.m.
      Junius Rochester continues his family’s legacy of history and heritage.  He is an historian and the author of eight books including Traditions of Caring which is scheduled to be released in December. Traditions of Caring covers Norway’s history, Norwegian immigration into the American Mid-West as well as the Pacific Northwest with its “Norway-like” conditions, and the creation of Norwegian-American cultural, medical, and educational organizations including the Norse Home retirement community in Seattle.
      Rochester gives historical presentations to civic, educational and historical groups and aboard cruise ships.  His presentation will focus on stories and contributions of Norwegians in the Pacific Northwest including Astoria.
      This third Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the park.  These free programs are held in the Netul River Room at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center.
      For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.