Historian to speak about executions


"Justice in Frontier Oregon, 1851-1905," a talk by Oregon historian-author Diane Goeres-Gardner, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Albee Room of the Milton-Freewater Public Library, 8 S.W. Eighth Ave.

The hour-long program is on the state's early public executions and will explore changing attitudes and perceptions, from the 1850 hanging of American Indians for the Whitman massacre to 1905, when the last execution in Oregon that was not conducted at a state penitentiary took place. The program is free.

For more information, call 541-938-8247 or visit the library's website at mfcity.com/library.


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