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Burkhardt Sets Fundraiser For Gorge Heritage Museum

Book signing on July 19

D. C. Jesse Burkhardt, editor of The Enterprise in White Salmon and the author/photojournalist of several books, has scheduled a Saturday, July 19, fundraiser for the Gorge Heritage Museum.

Burkhardt, a member of the White Salmon Arts Council, will be signing copies of his books at the event, which is free and open to the public. The signing will be held at the Gorge Heritage Museum, 202 E. Humboldt in Bingen, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. on July 19.

Three of Burkhardt's books will be for sale at the event:

Freight Weather: The Art of Stalking Trains (published in 2001): An all-color "coffeetable" book of railroad photography from the Columbia River Gorge and elsewhere;

Railroads of the Columbia River Gorge (published in 2004): A collection of historical and contemporary photographs of the various rail lines that have served the Gorge area, including the logging lines that fed the Broughton Mill near Underwood and the Klickitat Log & Lumber Co. trains that operated in the Klickitat area;

Travelogue From an Unruly Youth (published in 2007): An award-winning narrative, Travelogue details the travels of a youth who rides freight trains around the North American continent in the 1970s, searching for love and meaning. In April, this book won a second place award from the Washington Press Association in the "Books/Non-fiction" category in statewide competition.

Burkhardt will donate 15 percent of the proceeds from the book sales to help support the Gorge Heritage Museum.

For more information, call Judy Farrell at (509) 493-1349.

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