First Around the World Flight

The first round-the-world airplane flight started where?  Bob Hart, Executive Director of the Lane County History Museum describes the original Eugene Air Park, built at the urging of Mahlon Sweet, whose name was given to today’s main airport in Eugene. Image: Eugene Airport

The 10,000 Year Old Sandal

There are many wonderful surprises in this episode, a conversation with Dr. Tom Connolly, Director of Archeological Research at the University of Oregon. For example, the stories of the 10,000 year old intact sandals.  And then learning that the archeology of Oregon is of surprising...

An Oregon Safe House

This interview with Eric Richardson tells the story of the Mims House, a ‘Safe House’ in Eugene. Many people are surprised to learn that blacks weren’t welcome to stay overnight, even into the 1960s.  Eric grew up knowing the Mims family and is President of...