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December 12, 2005


Karen Lafky Nygaard ’48 remains involved in the Tualatin Historical Society, a group she helped form in the 1980s, even though she now lives in Southern California. She has chronicled the town’s history in the book Tualatin, From the Beginning, in monographs drawn from an oral history project, and inTualatin’s First Century, 1850-1950, a video narrated by pioneer descendants. The second edition of Nygaard’s book was published in December 2004. Nygaard and her husband, Jack, are active members of the Unitarian universalist Church of Long Beach.


Edward “Ed” Beach ’49 produced “Just Jazz with Ed Beach,” a daily two-hour radio program at WRVR in New York City, from 1965 to 1972. His show’s master tapes are now housed at the Library of Congress, and cassette tapes made from the 2,400 original broadcast reels were donated to the Clackamas Community College music department. Beach lives in Eugene.

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