The Oregon Desert

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Caxton Press, Jan 1, 1964 - History - 407 pages
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press
The Oregon Desert is a wild, rough region that does things to people who try to change it. It is like "The anvil that wears the hammer out." Stories of life on the desert are told with deep, subtle humor, wisdom and charm, producing a delightful book.
 

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Contents

THE UNSHORN FIELDS
1
BOY ON A HORSE ON THE DESERT
16
THOSE WITH THE LEAST STAYED THE LONGEST
30
UNCLE SAM IS RICH ENOUGH TO GIVE US ALL A FARM
49
FROM EOHIPPUS TO PALOMINO
65
MY SADDLES MY HOME
74
GO SLOW AND GET THERE QUICKER
95
BRONC RIDES ON THE HIGH DESERT
120
BADGERS AND SKUNKS ARE NICE PEOPLE
218
MULE DEER
238
HOW TO GET ALONG
251
EVERY DAY IS AN ADVENTURE
271
THE DESERTWISE PLANTS
290
GRASS GROWS BY INCHESIT IS DESTROYED BY FEET
304
THE DESERT TOWNS
319
WATER ON THE DESERT
346

ALL IN THE DAYS WORK
129
THE DESERT WAS KIND TO SHEEP
138
INDIANS IN THE DESERT
156
THE COYOTE
176
THE LITTLE FOLK OF THE DESERT
192
THINGS TO SEE ON THE DESERT
356
AHORSEBACK AND ALONE
380
APPENDICES
392
INDEX
399
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About the author (1964)

Reub Long is a cowboy who thinks like a scientist and E.R. Jackman is a scientist who thinks like a cowboy. Together they have produced a book about a unique region of the American West and its inhabitants, filled with history, lore and humor.