Jim Fisher was raised in Klamath Falls, graduated from Oregon State University College of Fiorestry, and worked thirty-four years with the Oregon Department of Forestry, retiring as public affairs director in 1990. He is now a free-lance writer living near Sisters in Central Oregon.
Emile Pernot (1859-1927)
Emile Francis Pernot was one of Oregon's most influential bacteriologists and contributed several decades of research to the cure of tuberculosis. Among other professional positions, he was professor of bacteriology at Oregon Agricultural College (1899-1910) and served as the bacteriologist for the state of Oregon (1903-1913 and 1916-1923). Pernot was …
Oxbow Ridge Fire of 1966
Oregon’s forests were extremely dry in August 1966. Hot east winds began a month earlier than normal. On Friday, August 19, winds blew harder and continued into the following day. Weather forecasters rated fire danger as “extreme” for western Oregon. One veteran Department of Forestry fire manager went to his Salem office …