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An Olympic Club Reunion

By Tim Hills | March 2, 2010 |

In the early 1970s, the reunion at Centralia of two talented friends fueled a wellspring of creative energy that resulted in intimate, unapologetic portrayals of two infamous Centralia subjects steeped in secrecy and intrigue– the 1919 Armistice Day Tragedy and the Olympic Club.

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Edgefield Room 301

By Tim Hills | February 27, 2010 |

Room 301 honors Joseph E. Penney, an iconic figure of early-day Portland, whose lifetime of peaks and valleys was the stuff of legend – so much so, Edgefield Distillery named a fine American Dry Gin after him…..

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First History Blog

By Tim Hills | January 30, 2010 |

Welcome to the cyber catacombs of McMenamins history. It’s a wondrous, multi-layered and lyrical realm brimming with life, from the day-to-day to the extraordinary.   

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