Friday, February 08, 2013

History pub talk on Oregon pioneer physician

On February 12, historian Gus Frederick of Silverton, Oregon will be giving a talk on Dr. Timothy Woodbridge Davenport as part of the Jack London Bar's history pub series:


As part of Jack London Bar’s weekly “Kick-Ass History” lecture series, Gus Frederick from The Davenport Project will present a special talk on Oregon pioneer physician, state legislator and Indian Agent, Dr. Timothy Woodbridge Davenport, (1826-1911).
This talk, "T.W. Davenport: Indian Agent" and focuses on the famous Silverton-born cartoonist, Homer Davenport’s father, T.W. and his experiences serving as a temporary Indian Agent at the Umatilla Agency during the Civil War, as well as other encounters with Native Americans he had over the years. Taken from his extensive four-part series first published in the Oregon Historical Quarterly in 1907, Dr. Davenport's recollections are an incredible glimpse into an often unknown era. 
Doors open at 7:00 with the talk starting at 7:30. The Jack London Bar, a small basement bar inside the Rialto Pool Room. . It is located at 529 SW 4th Avenue, in Portland. 

Dr. Timothy Davenport's digitized writings are available from Silverton's Homer Davenport Community Festival site.