The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

Small exhibits are a lot of what East Linn Museum’s all about


December 27, 2016

What do a $100 bill, a walnut, and the East Linn Museum have in common? For one thing, they are not part of a shell game. The walnut has never been cracked and there is no pea.

Actually, they are gifts. The $100 bill relates to a story about Peter Rapp as told by museum Volunteer Emeritus Lucille Rapp. Her husband Lloyd was one of the twins who came to Oregon with Peter and his second wife, Hattie, Floyd being the other twin. Peter and Hattie can be seen among the photographs in the main room. She, coincidentally, wears a hat.

So this is the story of Peter Rapp and the $100 bill.


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