Lane County Historical Museum

Most prominent at this good museum is a transportation collection that includes Oregon's oldest, best-preserved running gear (undercarriage) for a covered wagon. A historic kitchen exhibit and old logging tools are other historic artifacts worth a gander. Thought-provoking temporary exhibits cover such topics as science and medicine in history.

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