SOUTH BEND, Wash. - Railroad historian and author Lloyd Palmer will visit the Pacific County Historical Society Museum Wednesday, Sept. 8. From 1 to 2 p.m., Palmer will sign copies of his book, "Steam Toward the Sunset: The Railroads of Lincoln County," and discuss his research into the Spruce Production Division of the U.S. Army during World War I. The Pacific County Museum is located at 1008 W. Robert Bush Drive (milepost 54, U.S. Highway 101) in downtown South Bend. Admission to the event and museum is free and open to the public.

The Pacific County Historical Society is a private, IRS registered not-for-profit educational organization devoted to preserving local history. The society's programs include "The Sou'wester," a quarterly journal of Pacific County history, public programs and a museum. Annual membership in the society is $25 per year. For more information, contact Museum Director Bruce Weilepp at (360) 875-5224, or visit the Web site www.pacificcohistory.org

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