Alex McGregor, “Merchants, Mule Packers, A Rugged Path to Success: The Mullan Road 1860-1883”
Alex McGregor is the author of The Mullan Road, that celebrates the construction of the 624-mile military wagon road built between Fort Walla Walla, Washington territory, into Northern Idaho and on to Fort Benton, in the future state of Montana. He is president of The McGregor Company and also serves as Managing General Partner of McGregor Land & Livestock, a 135-year-old Eastern Washington family wheat, barley, and livestock ranch. His book, Counting Sheep, a history of agriculture in the Inland Northwest, was chosen as one of the top one hundred “centennial books” written since Washington became a state.
18th Annual Fall Lecture Series
These events provide insights into the history of our region and are held on Thursdays during the month of October with the support of the Idaho Humanities Council. Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. A Q&A session with the presenters follows the lectures. Light refreshments are provided. With the exception of the October 26 event, the events are held in the Johanna Room at Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude located at 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, Idaho.