Following the flow of history
Business leaders hear stories of life along Foster Lake
September 7, 2022
Bobbing along on a pontoon boat on Foster Lake Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1, local business people weren't really watching the water.
Instead, their heads were turned toward Glenda Hopkins, a longtime volunteer with the East Linn Museum, who was telling stories about the lake and people who used to live under its waters – before the South Santiam River was dammed in the late 1960s.
This was the inaugural session of the 2022-23 Cascade Gateway Leadership program, organized by the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce to help local businesses and their staff become more ingrained into the east Linn...