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Ashland History Stories of Triumph & Tragedy, Humor & Ghosts by Peter Finkle

May 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


WATCH RECORDING: https://youtu.be/5gjvDSj4zbE

After thousands of hours of rummaging through old newspapers, internet websites and aging brains, Peter has discovered hundreds of Ashland history stories. Among the stories you will hear this evening:

  • Humor from a 1929 Ashland High School newspaper.
  • How did Ashland peaches get voted best in the country in 1893?
  • Learn about one woman who did more than the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to keep Ashland restaurants and motels busy in the 1940s and 1950s.
  • Meet one of the ghosts of Ashland – by name!

Peter Finkle is the author of the premiere blog and website about Ashland: WalkAshland.com. He is a regular contributor to the online Ashland.News, Ashland Living Magazine, and other publications, and also leads Ashland history and art walking tours.

He received an Individual Award from the City of Ashland Historic Commission in 2019 for contributions to the historic Railroad District “Marking Ashland Places” project. He also cooperates with the Public Arts Commission to raise awareness of the rich arts heritage in Ashland.

Prior to founding WalkAshland LLC, Peter’s leading role at a nationally successful dietary supplement company brought him to Ashland in 1991. His education responsibilities at the company included speaking about health and nutrition to audiences in four countries. Outside his professional life, he has been a poet and writer for more than 50 years.

Peter has lived in Ashland for more than 30 years. Since founding WalkAshland, thousands of hours of walking neighborhoods, interviews with leading Ashlanders, and deep-dive research have prepared Peter to share hundreds of fascinating little-known stories with you, both in writing and in person.

Presenter’s Website: https://WalkAshland.com

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May 23, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library – RVML
1757 Ashland Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520
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