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WINDOWS IN TIME LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS “WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO” Paul Fattig lectures February 6 and 13 at Noon Medford, Oregon (January 9, 2019) — Two young men who ate everything from squirrel to tainted venison to keep from star


Paul Fattig lectures February 6 and 13 at Noon
 
Medford, Oregon (January 9, 2019) — Two young men who ate everything from squirrel to tainted venison to keep from starving in what is now the Kalmiopsis Wilderness while evading the draft during World War I, will be the focus of the Windows in Time presentation by Paul Fattig. “Wilderness Survival, One Hundred Years Ago” will take place on Wednesday, February 6 at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, and Wednesday, February 13 at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard, from 12 noon–1:00 p.m. at both locations.
 
During "Wilderness Survival, One Hundred Years Ago," presenter Paul Fattig will discuss the mountain saga of his paternal uncles, Alfred and Charlie Fattig, both conscientious objectors who retreated to the remote mountains rather than go to war.
 
Raised on their parents’ homestead in the Applegate Valley, the brothers were already experienced hunters and anglers before going on the lam. However, they quickly discovered it would take all their survival skills to endure the three years they hid out in the rugged solitude of the upper Chetco River country. The brothers eventually gave themselves up in what was then the Jackson County courthouse in Jacksonville. They were tried in federal court in Portland and sent to jail.
 
A retired journalist and a military veteran, Paul Fattig is the author of two books, including Madstone, which tells the tale of the brothers whose parents were members of the devout Church of the Brethren, which opposed the war. The 350-page book was published by Hellgate Press in the spring of 2018.
 
The monthly “Windows in Time” lunchtime lectures are offered free to the public on the first and second Wednesday throughout the year from 12 noon–1:00 p.m. The talks are jointly sponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society and Jackson County Library Services. For more information, please contact the Southern Oregon Historical Society at (541) 773-6536 or sohs.org or Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-8679 or jcls.org.

Paul Fattig lectures February 6 and 13 at Noon

 

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