Author and historian John Dodge will discuss his book “A Deadly Wind: 1962 Columbus Day Storm” at 4 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, kicking off the museum’s winter lecture series.

Dodge was a columnist, editorial writer and investigative reporter for The Olympian prior to retiring in 2015 from a career that spanned 40 years.

He and his wife, Barbara Digman, live in the Olympia area.

“A Deadly Wind: 1962 Columbus Day Storm” is a non-fiction account of the strongest windstorm in West Coast recorded history. The storm killed dozens, injured hundreds, damaged more than 50,000 homes and leveled enough trees to build a million homes.

The unrivaled cyclone gave birth to the Asian log export market and the Oregon wine industry.

The book was published by Oregon State University Press in October 2018 and copies will be available for purchase.

The event is free and open to the public, thanks to the support of Clatsop County and Martin North. Seating is limited; doors will be locked at 4:15 p.m.


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