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Free Lecture: The Bonneville Power Administration, 1939-1949
Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm to Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 8:30pm

Fighting for Aluminum and for Itself: The Bonneville Power Administration, 1939-1949.

From 1939 to 1949 the BPA fostered the aluminum industry in the Pacific Northwest and thus secured the revenue and political support necessary for its mission and its future. This is the story of the people, politics and power of an organization that transformed the Columbia River and with it, the region9s economy. Harry H. Stein is a public historian, scholar and recipient of the 2006 Center for Columbia River History James B. Castles Fellowship.

WHO: This event is sponsored by the Center for Columbia River History, Nohad A.Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, and PSU9s Friends of History.

WHERE: Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 328, Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway

For more information please contact: Mary Wheeler, Program Manager, 503-734-7772,, or visit