The Sagebrush Curtain

A Personal History of the Oregon Desert

by Melvin Adams



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/8/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781532079832
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781532079849

About the Book

This book contains a diversity of natural and human stories about the southeast quarter of Oregon state, an area seemingly empty and barren to many people driving through it. This surprising view of the region features the botany, geology, wildlife and history of the area wrapped in a memoir of the author’s youth spent there. Born in the sagebrush community of Lakeview in 1941, the author moved on following high school graduation. But as with many native sons and daughters from out-of-the-way places, the urge to return to his roots proved irresistible. “I endeavored to write this collection about the Oregon desert because of my childhood there,” says Adams, “but also because it is a place of startling mystery, subdued danger and beauty.”

About the Author

Mr. Adams is a retired engineer and engineering manager living in eastern Washington State. He was born and raised in the high desert of eastern Oregon. During his college years, he worked for the Fremont National Forest as a road surveyor. He has spent many years exploring the high desert of Oregon. See his book Remote Wonders: An Explorer’s Guide to Eastern Oregon (WSU Press, 2015). He lives in Richland Washington with his wife Onnie.