"The Dreamer and the Doctor"
Friday, October 4 @ 6:00pm
in the Ann Graves Reading Area
Making Their Mark: In the Field with John and Carrie Leiberg
John Leiberg was a Swedish immigrant who drifted west in 1883 in search of mineral wealth but then, over the next quarter-century, performed landmark plant and Forest Reserve surveys across the entire region. His wife Carrie, a practicing physician, supported John’s efforts while carving out her own role with the Northern Pacific as “the only female railroad surgeon in the known world.”
Join author Jack Nisbet for a slide presentation that explores how the Leibergs fit into the greater Northwest story, and how their efforts resonate with issues that still confound us today—from wildfire to women’s rights, from public heath to the fate of our dynamic landscape.