Kiger Gorge - Harney County Oregon Pioneer Memoirs History Steens Mtn Corvallis

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Title: Kiger Gorge

Author: Minerva Kiger-Reynolds

Description: Reprint. Card covers in spiral-binding. Clean and unmarked. 89 pages. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Three copies noted on OCLC (State Library of Oregon, OSU, Easter Oregon Univ.).

Minerva Kiger-Reynolds (1892-1984) recalls the stories told to her by her parents, Oregon pioneers of 1861, Reuben "R.C." and Minerva "Dolly" Kiger. Recounted are the journey by wagon train from Illinois, settlement and life in Corvallis, the rough journey to eastern Oregon (in about 1872), the many challenges and difficulties of living and ranching in Harney County in the 1870's, encounters with Indians and conflict during the Modoc War, and Reuben's amicable acquaintance with Pete French "Cattle King of the West" (who he eventually sold his property to before moving back to Corvallis around 1878).

Binding: Spiral Bound softcover
Condition: Near Fine

Publisher: [published by author]
Place: [Corvallis, Oregon]
Year: 1966

Keywords: history, Harney County, Steens Mountain, Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Oregon Trail, pioneers, ranching, Peter French, Corvallis, Modoc War, 1870s,

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