Author Event: An Environmental History of the Willamette Valley by Elizabeth and William Orr


Western Oregon's Willamette Basin, once a vast wilderness, became a thriving community almost overnight. When Oregon territory opened to homesteading in the 1800's, most of the pioneers settled in the valley, spurring rapid changes in the landscape. Heralded as fertile with a mild climate and an abundance of natural resources, the valley enticed farmers, miners and loggers, who were quickly followed by the construciton of rail lines and roads. Dams were built to harness the once free-flowing Willamette River and provide power to the growing population.

Authors Elizabeth and William Orr bring to life the changes that sculpted Oregon's beloved Willamette Valley.

Event date: 

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event address: 

900 NW Mt Washington Dr
Suite 110
Bend, OR 97703
An Environmental History of the Willamette Valley (Natural History) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467141468
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Published: History Press - March 25th, 2019