The Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue) presents a Sunday Lecture by Matt Love on November 20, 2011 at 2pm. He will be discussing his new book, Love and the Green Lady: Meditations on the Yaquina Bay Bridge: Oregon’s Crown Jewel of Socialism:
Oregon opened the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport on Labor Day 1936. Built during the New Deal, the Yaquina Bay Bridge was the aesthetic and engineering brainchild of Conde McCullough, Oregon’s State Bridge Engineer from 1919 to 1937. For 75 years the Yaquina Bay Bridge has stood magnificently as a monument to excellence in architecture and how a partnership between state and federal government in the throes of an economic calamity can produce something practical, beautiful, and lasting. It is nothing less than an Oregon landmark and a powerful reminder how to build a great bridge.
Author, editor, teacher, and historian Matt Love has written prolifically about Oregon, and in 2009, he won the Oregon Literary Arts’ Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award for his contributions to Oregon history and literature. He also runs Nestucca Spit Press.
OHS members and Multnomah County residents are admitted to the lecture free, and entrance to the event is included with regular admission. Call 503-306-5214 or RSVP online.
Matt Love will also be appearing Sunday at the Kick Ass Oregon History DB Cooper Night event, co-sponsored by Dave Knows Portland, at 7:30pm at Mississippi Studios