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The First Female White Child Born in Oregon, Illinois: A Journey and Meditation on an Illinois Boy’s Midwestern Roots.

May 25 @ 9:00 am

Date: Saturday, May 25
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Oregon Depot Museum
FREE–No registration

On November 28, 1836, Bob Diven’s fourth great grandmother Martha Eliza Mix was born in a log cabin in the new settlement of Oregon City to a widow from New York and a mysterious divorced father from Vermont. So begins the tale of how the threads of English, Dutch, Ulster Irish, Scottish, and German settlers in the New World were woven together in this small town on the Rock River. Based upon his book of the same name, Bob will recount his journeys of pilgrimage, discovery, and understanding of the deep American history that led him.


May 25
9:00 am