Overview of Eugene looking west on Franklin Boulevard. Skinner Butte in background, right. c.1927 - Catalog Number: CS287

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Fall Speaker Series!

Oregon’s Main Street: US Highway 99, “The Stories”

Presentation by author Jo Brew

Thursday, October 9

6:00-7:00 PM

LC Historical Museum, Fairgrounds (740 W. 13th)

Copies of the book will be available for sale and autograph.

Author Jo Brew’s book adds rich detail to the Western Oregon lives lived along the Pacific Highway. US 99 was designated in 1926 and supplanted by Interstate 5 in 1966. Brew’s book consists of vignettes stitched together by geographic area. Sixteen chapters take the reader from California and Ashland north to the Columbia.

Lane County residents should note that the largest of the chapters focuses on our neck of the woods, Curtin to Junction City! For those interested in the change in people’s lives that first the highway made starting in the Twenties, and the forty years of differences between traveling US 99 and Interstate 5, this book is a gem.

This is the third and final program in the Fall Speaker Series. All such programs at the Lane County Historical Museum are free and open to the public:

Fall Speaker Series Wrap-up:

Tuesday, September 23, 6:00-7:30 PM, “The UO Influence on Evolution of Music in Land County, ” Interns Alexis Henson & Miles Mansfield , LCC Downtown Center, Room 303

Thursday, October 2, 6:00-7:00 PM, at Museum. Author Leta Neiderheiser on her book, Jesse Applegate, A Dialogue with Destiny. Get your copy autographed!

Thursday, October 9, 6:00-7:00 PM, at Museum. Author Jo Brew on her book, Oregon’s Main Street, U.S. Highway 99. Get your copy autographed!

Photograph at the top of this page: View of two men in fishing boat on McKenzie River. One man nets a fish, the other one is using the oars, c. 1930 - Catalog Number: CS178

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