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“The Malheur Occupation and Public Lands in the American West”
“The Malheur Occupation and Public Lands in the American West”
WhenTuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
WhereHaynes' Hall at McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Join Professor Bill Robbins for a presentation on the creation of Malheur Wildlife Refuge in central Oregon 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.

Speaker 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.

Note: The previously announced talk by Gregory Nokes ("Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon") will be rescheduled.

The University of Washington Bothell is partnering with McMenamins Anderson School to present Pub Night Talks — a monthly series of talks by experts from UW Bothell and around the local community.

These talks are held the last Tuesday evening of each month at McMenamins Anderson School in downtown Bothell. Doors open at 6 pm. Talks begin at 7 p.m. and are followed by Q&A.

All talks are free and open to the public. All ages welcome!

Advanced registration is optional and does not include reserved seating. All seating is first come, first served.

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SpeakerBill Robbins, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History, Oregon State University
Event sponsorsUW Bothell Office of Advancement & External Relation and McMenamins History Department
Event typesLectures/Seminars
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