700 NW Bond St
Bend, OR 97701
Join Professor Bill Robbins for a History Pub presentation on the creation of Malheur Wildlife Refuge and the continuing struggle over management of public lands in the West. A continuation of earlier protests, the roots of the Malheur Occupation of 2016 can be found in the history of Harney County, from the arrival of cattle in the late 19th century through the Great Depression, the creation of the refuge and the passage of the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934. Enjoy this lecture at McMenamins on Tuesday night 8/22
Bill Robbins is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History at Oregon State University and author and editor of several books, including Landscapes of Promise: The Oregon Story, 1800–1940 (1997); Landscapes of Conflict: The Oregon Story 1940–2000 (2004); and Oregon, This Storied Land. This October he will publish the sesquicentennial history of Oregon State University as a land-grant institution.