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PSU's Friends of History/Civil War Round Table Third Anniversary presentation: "Oregon Senator Benjamin Stark and Civil War Dissent: 1861-1862"
Monday, February 14, 2005 - 7:30pm

What better way for PSU's Civil War Round Table to celebrate its third year of existence, than with a celebration in the newly dedicated Gordon B. Dodds /FOH Seminar Room on the fourth floor of Cramer Hall. The inaugural lecture in Room 494 will be given by the co-founder of the Round Table, Dr. G. Thomas Edwards on the Oregon connection to the Civil War. The presentation is entitled: "Oregon Senator Benjamin Stark and Civil War Dissent: 1861-1862."

The Cramer Hall seminar room was dedicated last December in honor of the memory of PSU's beloved professor emeritus of History, Gordon Dodds, who passed away in August of 2003. The joint efforts of both Drs. Dodds and Edwards helped to launch the first ever Civil War Round Table in the
state of Oregon back in February of 2002.

Prior to teaching classes on the Civil War Era at PSU, Dr. Edwards taught American History at Whitman College until his retirement in 1998. A Civil War specialist, Edwards has served on the Oregon Civil War Centennial Commission, and has written many papers and articles on the topic. In addition to leading several tours to Civil War and Lewis and Clark related sites, Edwards still finds the time to contnue writing
about history. He earned several distinguished teaching and writing awards during his carreer, including the Washington State Governor's Writers Award in 1994.

Location: Cramer Hall, Rm 494 - Gordon B. Dodds /FOH Seminar Room

Cost: The event is free and open to the public.


Parking is free in the PSU parking structures after 7:00PM. Coffee and cake will be served.

For more information, please contact John Henley at (503) 284-0350 or Dr. Edwards at (503) 774-6911.