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Silverton Country Historical Society authors celebrate 50th anniversary with event

By Melissa Wagoner

The Silverton Country Historical Society boasts numerous authors whose published works tell the story of Silverton and its citizens from its inception in 1854 to now.

“It’s history from under the rugs and between the tracks,” Historical Society president Gus Frederick said.

Now the community will get a chance to take some of that history home when the Historical Society holds its History Author event at the museum on May 18, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“This our second event celebrating our 50th year, and will feature SCHS members’ books relating to Silverton history, which will be available for sale and autographing,” Frederick wrote in a press release.

The lineup will include – along with books by Frederick – volumes by Fred Parkinson, Minnie Engeman, Jack Hande and the famous Silverton cartoonist, Homer Davenport.

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