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TNT - Thursday Night Talks lecture series

Fort George Brewery's Lovell showroom, Astoria,OR
Event Fee: FREE - Donations are appreciated

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Historical Company Towns
of Clatsop County

by Author Jim Aalberg

When one hears the phrase "company town," many images come to mind: remote coal mining communities in West Virginia, lumber camps in the Pacific Northwest, Midwest towns dominated by a local factory. We picture struggling workers held in economic slavery by some faceless corporation or overbearing manager.

While these ideas, no doubt, have some elements of truth and accuracy to them, when it comes to the "company towns" of Clatsop County -- Bradwood, Wauna, and Westport -- they couldn't be more wrong.

In his latest book Historical Company Towns of Clatsop County Jim Aalberg tells how the people connected to these towns remember an almost idyllic existence, one filled with hard work to be sure, but a sense of community. Join us at our April TNT when Jim will be on hand to discuss the Historical Company Towns of Clatsop County.

The Clatsop County Historical Society's TNT lecture series is a free event at Fort George Brewery on the third Thursday of each month. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with lectures beginning at 7:00 pm. Seasonal beers on tap, food and other beverages are available for purchase. Minors are welcome with an accompanying adult.

Contact Name:Sam Rascoe
Address:PO Box 88
Astoria, OR 97103