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Tamástslikt’s “Timber Culture” exhibit reveals multi-cultural logging industry

The Union Bulletin
November 7, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

Gwen Trice

PENDLETON — In 1923, a Missouri lumber company built a town in Northeastern Oregon named Maxville. Hundreds of loggers left Arkansas and Mississippi to live and work there. Many brought their families, and many were African Americans. While the town has since disappeared, the Maxville story is still unfolding. “Timber Culture,” created by the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, is an inclusive look at Oregon’s multicultural logging industry. The exhibit opens Friday, Nov. 8, and runs through Dec. 31 at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, 47106 Wildhorse Boulevard. …Gwen Trice, whose father was one of the Maxville loggers, spearheaded the exhibition project.

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