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OREGON COUNTY MISSOURI HISTORICAL SOCIETY,

Is having the meeting this month, June 12, at the Country Cottage Cafe at noon. We will be electing officers; selecting volunteers from each area of Oregon County; Delegating responsibilities; Discussion for where the next meeting will be held in July.

We are getting involved in events that further discovery of our pasts in Oregon County and preservation of the past for the future.

We need members to join us and discover the thrill of finding our past. We also would like to get younger kids involved and to this extent, we are offering a $200 scholarship to a senior in Oregon County. The student must investigate their family histories by research, talking to older family members, internet, etc. to gain the information about their family. They will Write an essay telling us about their family. Whether a student wins or not, their story will be in the Oregon County Book 2.

Call Marge at 280-69912, Jenny at 280-6941, or Eva at 280-6459 if you have questions or come by and joins us every second Friday.

Membership if free. The Society supports itself with Oregon County Books sales.

Come join us.

We will be talking about the upcoming Memorial Day Events in Alton starring our author Bill Combs.

He will be traveling from Dallas for Homecoming and will be available to tell stories and sign his book.

Thursday May 21st: 10-1 at the Thayer Senior Centers

Friday May 22nd: 5-6 Alton Square Party

Saturday May 23rd: 11:30 to 2:00 Cafe next to Annie’s Florist in Alton

Saturday My 23rd: 5-6 Alton Alumni Banquet at Alton School.

The program will be conducted by Sheriff George Underwood about the history of Sheriffs and law enforcement in Oregon County. Remember that we have several books you can order from amazon.com

Just search on OREGON COUNTY HISTORY.

We have OREGON COUNTY HISTORY Part 1 (Sample book), OREGON COUNTY HISTORY (big book) and OREGY COUNTY GROWING UP (written by Bill Combs)

Bill writes a series of stories of events in Oregon County when he was growing up. The “Oregon County Growing Up” book takes you back to your childhood as he walks back into his. It can be ordered on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Oregon-County-Growing-happiness-situation/dp/1505378028/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1419772385&sr=1-5&keywords=Oregon+County

Kindle book to come. And more books from the OCMO Club are in the queue.

The topic will be storytelling and storytellers. Eva Ashford will kick off with her story of The Princess of Umpapa.

We had an amazing month in November with the Granny Blue Events. The Sons of the Confederate Veterans were instrumental in making the ceremonies both moving and accurate. They have a new website at Colonel Woodside SCV. You can follow their events.

We have lots to do next year. Looking forward to interesting times.

Granny Blue Day

Pictures and videos here.

Here are pictures at the Granny Blue Farm Cemetery.Granny-blue-farm-widow-approach Granny Blue-farm-widow-touches Granny-blue-scv-3 Granny-blue-farm-family Granny Blue-farm-flags granny-blue-farm-widow-best

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