The White City Library presents “Rhythms of a Summer Day,” an illustrated lecture by regional historian, Larry Mullaly on Wednesday, May 16 from 4 – 5 p.m. at the White City Library, 3143 Avenue C.
At the turn of the last century, railroad transportation was at its apogee at the Ashland railroad terminus. This lecture will explore the interplay of railroad and civic culture on a single day at this busy location in July of 1904, weaving together the events that happened at the railroad depot and the annual Chautauqua celebration in Lithia Park. The interplay of events that day evokes the ideals and energies of a bygone era.
Larry Mullaly holds a Master's Degree in History from the University of San Francisco and is a retired educator. A student of the transportation history of the American West, he frequently speaks on regional topics. Larry is the editor of the Southern Oregon Historical Society Quarterly and hosts the monthly Windows in Time series jointly sponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society and Jackson County Library Services.