The Chronicle -

By Dana Merryday
Chronicle columnist 

Happy birthday, Opal


November 29, 2018

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Opal Whiteley

Opal Whiteley looms large in Cottage Grove - namely about 18 feet tall - smiling down from the newly restored mural in the Opal Whiteley Park on Main Street.

She is one of the area's most interesting and mysterious former inhabitants, and there is a birthday party planned in her honor Friday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Axe and Fiddle.

The Cottage Grove Public Library, Friends of the CG Public Library and the Axe and Fiddle are joining forces to celebrate her life and legacy. The evening is also planned to educate, and to raise some funds for an archival quality display case. With suc...

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