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by Kyna Moser on 2020-05-27T11:03:39-07:00 in Local Research, History | Comments

"The Life of George Wright: Rancher, Philosopher, Friend"

Medford, Oregon (May 27, 2020)—Pat Harper, former Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) Archivist and current SOHS webmaster, will present the Windows in Time local history lecture "The Life of George Wright: Rancher, Philosopher, Friend" online on Wednesday, June 10 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. via the Zoom video conferencing app. All are welcome to attend this free lecture.

George Wright, who lived in northern California and Jackson County from 1896 to 1981, was a rancher who raised horses, cows, and pigs. Wright was also a writer and occasional poet who served as a range rider and deputy sheriff. He recorded hundreds of place names in the Soda Mountain Wilderness area and northern California. Pat Harper will share Wright's observations on the people and places in his life, and the changes that occurred in southern Oregon during his lifetime.

Program registration can be found at A recording of the program will be available on the JCLS YouTube channel following the event.

The monthly Windows in Time lunchtime lectures feature well-known writers and historians, and bring alive the people, values, and events that shaped our Southern Oregon heritage. Lectures are jointly sponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) and Jackson County Library Services. For more information, please contact the Southern Oregon Historical Society at (541) 773-6536 or or Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-8679.



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