Healing the “Deathmobile”
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Around Eugene, Ore., echoes of “Animal House”

Mechanic Randy Hettwer, right, of Cottage Grove, Ore., drew the task of repairing the town’s Deathmobile, a replica of the vehicle used in the movie “Animal House.” Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce President Travis Palmer stands at left.

 (Christopher Reynolds)

Mechanic Randy Hettwer, of Cottage Grove, Ore., drew the task of repairing the town’s Deathmobile, a replica of the vehicle in the movie “Animal House.”

 (Christopher Reynolds)

The Dexter Lake Club, about 20 miles outside Eugene, Ore., was shooting location for the roadhouse nightclub scenes in 1978’s “Animal House.” It’s now home to Rattlesnake BBQ, but interiors pay homage to the movie and the band in the movie, Otis Day and the Knights.

 (Christopher Reynolds)

Dustin Holmes, owner of the Rattlesnake BBQ at the Dexter Lake Club, near Eugene, Ore. The club was filming spot for a well-remembered nightclub scene in the movie “Animal House.”

 (Christopher Reynolds)

The Tacovore restaurant on Blair Boulevard in Eugene, Ore., is popular and lively.

 (Christopher Reynolds)

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is part of the University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.

 (Christopher Reynolds)

A hiker stretches atop Spencer Butte Park in Eugene, Ore.

 (Christopher Reynolds)

Kids play along the Willamette River in Eugene, Ore.

 (Christopher Reynolds)

An angler and cyclist share a bridge over the Willamette River, Eugene, Ore.

 (Christopher Reynolds)

These pieces of footwear is a marquee attraction at the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History. They’re billed as the world’s oldest shoes, found in Oregon, said to be 9,100 to 10,400 years old.

 (Christopher Reynolds)
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