Marjorie Thelen writes novels, short stories, poems, essays, editorials and articles. The most recent publication was an essay in A Sense of Place, published by the Libraries of Eastern Oregon. She is a graduate of Penn State University (BA) and Temple University (MBA). She has a deep and abiding interest in Oregon history and all things Harney County. She lives on a ranch in the high desert near Burns, Oregon, with her husband and an assortment of barnyard friends.
Hines and the Edward Hines Lumber Company
In the mid-1920s, large sawmill owners in the United States found a new source of timber in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest. With an estimated 800 million board feet of timber, it was the largest stand of ponderosa pine in the Northwest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture advertised the Malheur timber …
William Hanley (1861-1935)
William Hanley, who was known as the Sage of Harney Valley, was born on February 8, 1861, in Jacksonville, Oregon, then called the Rogue River country. At the age of seventeen, he left his Rogue River home with his brother Ed and a small herd of cattle and headed for …