SOUTH BEND - See and hear Pacific County pioneers come to life at the Pacific County Historical Society "Night of Living History" dinner and show on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce Community Center in South Bend.

The evening will feature a delicious barbequed salmon dinner prepared by noted local caterer Karla Webber and will include an auction of copies of old Pacific County panoramic photos.

Hear Pacific County's first white woman settler, Jane Adams tell how she came to the area in 1850. Learn how Confederate Civil War veteran John Bullington ended up in Pacific County and became the only Confederate to be buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery located between Raymond and South Bend. See long-time educator Arthur Skidmore tell about his early days attending school in the "new" structure on South Bend's Nob Hill and his life as a teacher at North Cove, Bruceport, Ilwaco, and several other area schools. Listen to some of the founders of Oysterville as they tell of their early life in the area.

These characters and several others will be the featured entertainment at the event.

Tickets will be available Oct. 1 at The Bank of the Pacific in Long Beach, Columbia-Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, Jolly Rogers' Espresso in South Bend and at the Pacific County Museum in South Bend. Tickets are $20 for Society member and $25 for non-members. For further information call the museum at 360-875-5224.

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