Friday, November 14, 2008

Book release party

Readers resident in the La Grande or Pendleton areas take note: next week, Dick Roth will be releasing the second edition of his history of Hot Lake, The Hot Lake story : an illustrated history from pre-discovery to 1974, at the Pierce Library on the campus of Eastern Oregon University.

From the announcement:
Hello everyone!
The official release of the 2nd Edition of The Hot Lake Story and author's signing will be held in the Pierce Library on Eastern Oregon University's campus Thursday, November 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. There is already quite a bit of Hot Lake memorabilia on display in the library in preparation for the signing next week. On the following day (Fri. Nov. 21) there will be a signing on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Pendleton from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Tamastsklit Cultural Institute.

People who purchase books at the event will be able to have them stamped with the Hot Lake postmark of November 20, 1928 and signed by myself.

There will be a DVD player showing some 50 day early photos of Hot Lake from glass plate negatives taken during the period of 1888 to 1900. The majority of these were taken by Lee Moorhouse, an early day photographer from Pendleton, Oregon and former Indian Agent on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Finished photos from the glass plate negatives in 12-inch x 18-inch and 8-inch by 10-inch formats will also be available for viewing. Some of the photos have been included within the 2nd edition through the courtesy of the University of Oregon's Library. Another photo will be that of Dr. Amy Currin who lived and practiced at Hot Lake at least on two different occasions between 1910 and 1914. Her medical school graduation photo is included in the 2nd edition and will be shown in the DVD display as well.

The new edition has been expanded to 474 pages with additional photos, updated information, etc. There are 380 illustrations and photos and over 360 footnoted references. Some additional color pages have also been added. However, the original story line has not been changed to any great extent.

Hope to see some of you there!
Dick Roth

The first edition of Roth's book was recently featured by the La Grande Observer.

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