- Jacksonville Community Center Great Room
- August 13, 2021
- Friday, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
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Scandals of Southern Oregon
Jacksonville Community Center Great Room
Friday, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
August 13, 2021
$5 Fee (scholarships available)
Pre-registration required. Register by 10:00 pm on the Sunday before the program date.
Presenter: Sue DeMarinis
Discover the scandals of a pioneer Rogue Valley family during the 1880s-1920s, as the railroad brought many lifestyle changes, ethnicities, business advantages, and shady dealings to Southern Oregon. Ashland author, Sue DeMarinis, discusses her novel, “The Station Master’s Wife”, where characters come alive through vintage photos and historic news.
About Sue De Marinis:
Author S.K. (Sue) DeMarinis, a pioneer herself in 1984 as the first woman chiropractor in Ashland, retired after 30 years in practice and turned, in the past 3 years, to writing novels. In-depth research of her Victorian home uncovered the original owner, the first Station Master of the new 1884 railroad in Ashland. Sue’s desire to investigate further directed her to Census and ancestry records, old newspapers, vintage photos, and County records that revealed colorful local history and scandalous stories from which a strong pioneer woman emerged with unending love for her children and changing community. Storytelling is a passion for Sue, especially when bringing to life a Victorian woman who graciously persevered in the face of repetitive calamity and humiliation.