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A Novel Idea: Homesteading Central Oregon

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 4/21/2013
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:15 PM
Description:
 Oregonís precursor to the Homestead Act, called the Donation Land Act, drew hundreds of thousands of people westward, and about 50,000 of them settled in Oregon. From Madras to Fort Rock, Sisters to Hampton, traditional homesteading on the high desert challenged the hardiest homesteaders, from lack of water to sheer isolation. Join Kelly Cannon-Miller of the Des Chutes Historical Museum at the library to learn about the reality of early 20th century homesteading in the high desert.



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Library: Sisters Public Library    Find the Sisters Public Library
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Tina Walker Davis
Contact Number: 541-312-1034
Presenter: Kelly Cannon-Miller