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History Café: George Guttormsen, Forrest Gump of the Northwest

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Much like the fictional character Forrest Gump, George Guttormsen’s life intertwined with significant figures and events and left a mark on Washington State history. Guttormsen defended local author Betty MacDonald from defamation charges, worked with celebrated congressman Marion Zionchek, and played quarterback in the historic 1926 Rose Bowl.

Join Bob Royer, HistoryLink’s board chair and partner at Gallatin Public Affairs, as he follows the twists and turns of George Guttormsen’s life and the local 20th century history it illuminates.

A limited number of FM system and neck loop Assistive Listening Devices are available for this program. To reserve an ALS, please contact the Public Programs Department at

Location: MOHAI, South Lake Café

Cost: Free

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