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OUTDOOR READING SERIES - author Doug Tims - "Merciless Eden"

  • Rediscovered Books 180 North 8th Street Boise, ID, 83702 United States (map)

Join Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation and Rediscovered Books for an evening of stories with Doug Tims author of "Merciless Eden: A River of No Return wilderness homestead, both beautiful and brutal, and the history of the pioneers who sought to tame this Merciless Eden".

"All failed until Joe Zaunmiller, a son of German immigrants, marshaled his pioneer skills to share the bounty of the wilderness with others. A restless hellcat from Texas, fleeing the law and an outlaw husband, barges into this Eden on the river to make it her own. Perched on the bleeding edge between civilization and the wild, Campbell's Ferry Ranch witnesses the battle over where America will stop development and preserve this vestige of paradise for generations to come. In the long and fascinating history of the Salmon River land on which Campbell's Ferry sits, men and women have been lured, coaxed and persuaded to claim it and tame it. One by one, these strong, wily and dedicated souls have fallen in love with it, then lost the battle, and sometimes their minds, trying to survive it."

Earlier Event: September 26
Moscow Monday @ Montgomery Distillery
Later Event: October 27
Telluride Mountain Film Festival