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THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019 // 13
‘The life and times of
Pomp: Jean Baptiste
to Fort Clatsop
ASTORIA – Relive history with a presentation
on “The Life and Times of Pomp: Jean Baptiste
Charbonneau,” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. The pre-
sentation is in the Netul River Room of Fort Clat-
sop’s visitor center and is free.
As an infant, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau accom-
panied the Corps of Discovery to the Pacific. He
grew to be a fur trade legend. After traveling in
Europe, he was involved with the Santa Fe Trail,
the Mexican War and the California Gold Rush.
Garry Bush will share the epic story of
Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau’s well-trav-
eled son, “Pomp.” Bush is a retired high school
teacher from Lewiston, Idaho, who has been giving
presentations about both Jean Baptiste Charbonneau
and Toussaint Charbonneau for many years.
This presentation is part of the “In Their Foot-
steps” speaker series.
Upcoming talks include “John Colter’s Impact
on American History,” presented by Christopher
Hodges on Sunday, Sept. 15; “Ever Wild, A Life-
time on Mount Adams,” by Darryl Lloyd on Sun-
day, Oct. 20; “Courageous Tales of the Corps of
Discovery,” by Ian Sampson on Sunday, Nov. 17
and “Historic Winter Transportation,” by Richard
Brenne on Sunday, Dec. 15.
For more information, call 503-861-2471 or visit
nps.gov/lewi or check out Lewis and Clark National
Historical Park on Facebook.
Gary Bush will give a talk on Jean Baptiste Charbonneau at Fort Clatsop on Sunday, Aug. 18.
Filmmaker presents ‘An Afternoon with Liisa Penner’ and ‘Astoria in the 1950s’ at Seaside Library
SEASIDE – The Friends
of the Seaside Library will
host documentary film-
maker Ron Walker as he
presents his film series “An
Afternoon with Lisa Pen-
ner” and “Astoria in the
1950s.” at 1 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 10, in the community
room at the Seaside Library.
The Seaside Library is
located 1131 Broadway St.
Walker is a local film-
maker, musician and artist
with a deep interest in the
history of Clatsop County.
His film about Liisa Pen-
ner, the longtime archivist
at the Clatsop County His-
torical Society, is a tribute
to our county’s history. Lisa
has been the archivist for
The Clatsop County Histor-
Walker interviewed Pen-
ner over a period of sev-
eral months. His film is a
portrait of a truly remark-
able lady with a wealth
of knowledge of Clatsop
Walker’s second film
he will show, “Astoria in
the 1950s,” gives a por-
trait of a bygone era where
movie tickets cost 60 cents
and Homburg and Porkpie
hats were being replaced
by pompadour hairstyles
through archival foot-
age and man on the street
Walker learned the
craft of filmmaking when
he worked as the resident
music composer for the
Film Loft in Portland in the
1980s. During this period,
he composed the music for
St Helens film “This
Place in Time” which is
shown at the Mount St. Hel-
ens Interpretive center.
Walker shoots, edits and
composes the music for the
films he produces. His films
center on people, their hob-
bies and passions and often
feature historical themes of
the North Coast.
For more information,
call 503-738-6742 or visit
Ron Walker presents his films “An Afternoon with Liisa Penner”
and “Astoria in the 1950s” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the