Barbara Ditman is a retired federal forester and wildlife biologist. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Barbara worked mostly in northeastern California and southern Oregon. Currently a resident of Klamath Falls, she has contributed articles to the Journal of the Shaw Historical Library, Oregon Institute of Technology.
Danny Miles (1945-)
Daniel Joseph Miles was head coach of the men’s basketball team at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls for his entire forty-five-year career as a head coach. He led the Hustlin’ Owls to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II National Tournament seventeen times, winning the …
DeVere (1902-1981) and Helen (1907-1989) Helfrich
Known as the Dean of Rodeo Photography, DeVere Helfrich has been described as the greatest rodeo photographer of all time. Helen Grace Reed Helfrich, also a gifted photographer, was DeVere’s professional partner. They were the official photographers for the Rodeo Cowboys Association (now the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) for over …
Wild horses in Oregon
Scientists believe that the ancestors of today's horses evolved in North America 3.5 million years ago. Those animals became extinct in the Americas at least 11,000 years ago, and it wasn’t until the early sixteenth century that Spanish explorers and missionaries reintroduced horses into the American West. Within a hundred …