Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bill Hanley

So you are asking, who is Bill Hanley? He was a Harney County rancher born in 1861 and died 1935. He helped develop Harney County which is part of the Oregon frontier. He was quite a character and I wrote an article about him for the online Oregon Encyclopedia Project. I'm including the link to the article here in case you want to take a look at it. It isn't long and worth a read if I have to say so myself. He kept a journal which the editor Anne Monroe put into a memoir called “Feelin' Fine” which is also worth a read. He was the kind of guy legends are made of. Here's the link:
You might also want to cruise around Oregon Encyclopedia and see all the interesting stuff that makes up Oregon.

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