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Dalles Dam hosts end of summer events

Park ranger talks on Saturday

The Dalles Dam Visitor Center will host special presentations throughout September to wrap up the 2010 recreation season.

The visitor center closes Sept. 30 and will reopen May 1, 2011.

Retired park ranger John Carlson will give a living history presentation about the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition Saturday, Sept. 11, at 1:30 p.m. Carlson will assume the costume and character of Private Hugh McNeil, sharing stories and artifacts of the time period.

Historical Outreach Foundation speaker Alisha Hamel will discuss the military side of the Lewis and Clark story Friday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. Her focus will be on Army values and significant skills the group used on its journey across the United States. Hands-on activities will demonstrate the connection.

Local history enthusiast Jerry Tanquist will answer the question, "What do railroads and canals have in common?" on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m. The answer: Celilo Falls. Tanquist will present historic photos and documents to share the story of our local portage railroads and The Dalles-Celilo Canal.

Visitors are welcome to picnic while enjoying the afternoon programs. Afterwards, browse the visitor center's exhibits, watch the fish, walk a trail, catch a film or explore the antique rose garden.


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