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Upcoming lecture explores homesteading on the Salmon River

— This Thursday, Oct. 27, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude presents the final lecture in the 17th Annual Fall Lecture Series at the Historical Museum of St. Gertrude. Doug and Phyllis Tims will present “Merciless Eden — A History of Campbell’s Ferry Ranch.” The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in the Johanna Room at Spirit Center.

First settled in 1897, Campbell’s Ferry Ranch is located on the Main Salmon River surrounded by the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Residents Doug and Phyllis Tims have written “Merciless Eden,” a history of the homestead and pioneers that include Frances Zaunmiller Wisner. The book also explores the changing views on the area’s natural resources.

Doug Tims has a 27-year career in outfitting on the Middle Fork of the Salmon and Selway Rivers and serves in leadership of state and national outfitting organizations. Phyllis Tims is retired dean of the college of fine arts and associate vice president for the arts at the University of Utah. Phyllis often leads visitors on tours of the homestead, telling stories of the lives of Ferry pioneers.

Light refreshments are provided. This event is free. Call 962-2054.


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