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Popular historian and lecturer Jeff LaLande will share historic photographs and information about Bear Creek from Native times to the present.
Bear Creek's water was used for domestic water supply, powering a saw mill, and for irrigating crops. By the early twentieth century, both Bear Creek's water quality and its water quantity had declined greatly. The creek's periodic destructive floods caused huge losses of property and farmland. The creek also became a convenient dumping place for all manner of things, including household garbage, dead animals, and industrial waste. In recent years, a concerted effort has helped bring Bear Creek back towards its natural condition and flow patterns.