Applegate Trail - Southern Oregon's Unique National Historic Route Online Event
Thursday June 18, 1230pm – 2pm Online Event. More INFO HERE.
Southern Oregon enjoys a rich legacy of scenic and historic trails. The Pacific Crest Trail, Oregon Trail, and Applegate Trail each play an important role in the state’s recreational and historic value. Jeff Lalande and William Buck will provide a fascinating oral and visual tapestry, tying together these three trails and what they mean to Southern Oregon. Discover the hidden history in Ashland’s backyard from Jeff’s in-depth knowledge of early settlers and travelers on the Applegate Trail and how Oregon values continue today through the National Trails System.
This talk is being offered virtually as a Zoom Webinar. Please register for this event in order to receive login information and any updates. We will email the login info to all registered participants immediately after signing up.
About the presenters:
For more than 30 years, Jeff LaLande was archaeologist and historian for the Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest and has been an adjunct faculty member at Southern Oregon University for 20 years. The author of numerous articles and several books, he enjoys learning and writing about Northwest history and is an active board member of several statewide and community organizations.
William Buck is author and primary photographer of the National Trails Guide: America’s Hidden Wonders. Over a decade, he visited all 30 of the country’s National Scenic and Historic Trails, completing 20,000 miles of journeys. Visiting all 50 states on road trips, rail adventures and hiking treks, he has also explored extensively across the Cascadia region. His work has been published in The Guardian, New York Times Syndicate, and newspapers across the West. For more information, see Buck’s Amazon author page.