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2017 Deep Roots publication now available

Posted on: April 11th, 2017 by Madeline MacGregor in News & Press | No Comments

The Oregon Travel Information Council (DBA Oregon Travel Experience) is offering a free publication to those interested in Oregon’s Heritage Trees and Historical Markers. The 2017 edition of “Deep Roots” is available while supplies last. Deep Roots features historical photographs and is a large tabloid periodical published on quality paper stock—perfect for Oregon ephemera collections.

This year’s cover story dives deep into the significance behind a new historical marker slated for dedication (June 3, 2017) in Cave Junction at the Siskiyou Smokejumpers Base Museum. The focus is on the “Triple Nickles,” also known as the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion—a segregated all-Black elite division—who in 1945 jumped into Oregon history. The battalion’s secret mission was to parachute near forest fires caused by Japanese Balloon bombs, and then disarm and destroy any remaining explosive devices.

Besides the Triple Nickles feature, profiles about the Class of 2017 Oregon Heritage Trees, and the 2017 Maynard C. Drawson Award winner, Paul Ries, illustrate some of Oregon’s more interesting botanical wonders and people.

Web-viewer edition

Use this link to view the publication online in magazine format.

To request print copies, please contact Jessica Carbone by email (jessicac@oregonte.com) or telephone 800-574-9397.

Copies can be mailed upon request or interested persons may stop by OTE’s Salem office at 1500 Liberty St SE, Suite 150, Salem, 97302, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

*Please note that the spelling of the “Triple Nickles” was intentional by the 555th. It is not misspelled.
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