Robert Sawyer was 32 years old when he came to Bend in 1912 and within five years he had purchased the Bend Bulletin, a publication that gave him a megaphone for his views on Central Oregon for twenty-six years. An opinionated and forceful newspaper editor, Sawyer was conservative to his core, but also a dedicated environmentalist and defender of federal forests. In no small way, Sawyer helped shape the human and natural environments of Central Oregon.
Ability Accommodation Information
This event provides the following accommodations:
- Handicap Accessible
About the Speaker
William L. Lang is emeritus Professor of History at Portland State University, where he taught Environmental and Pacific Northwest History. He is author or editor of eight books on Pacific Northwest History, including Two Centuries of Lewis and Clark (OHS 2004) with Carl Abbott (available for sale in the OHS Museum Store).
About History Pub
These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by McMenamins History, Deschutes Historical Museum, and The Oregon Encyclopedia, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.