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Rhody royals visit pioneer past

Posted: Friday, May 17th, 2013

Junior Princesses Erin Gustafson, Ally Peterson, Taylor Winona and Meika Shappel, along with Queen Rhododendra Jade Herbert meet with museum librarian Adele O’Boyle. (courtesy photo)

Preserving an important community tradition, 2013 Queen Rhododendra Jade Herbert and members of her junior court paid a visit to the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum to prepare a time capsule of this year’s Rhododendron Royal Court for the museum’s annual display showcasing the festival’s history since 1906.

According to Adele O’Boyle, historian and resident librarian, each year’s reigning queen has given the museum a poster-sized story board highlighting her reign and festival activities.

Queen Jade and four junior princesses previewed the museum’s display and noted that one of the queens in the early 1900s won her crown as a result of her exemplary baking skills.

For the complete article see the 05-18-2013 issue.

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