We’ll discuss “unquenchable optimism and a tenacity verging on stubbornness,” as we learn about the remarkable landscape where the McGregor family and other pioneers put down roots in the late nineteenth century. Hear the story of settlers coming to grips with the unusual challenges of a new land and the progress farm families have made in feeding a burgeoning world population while becoming ever finer stewards of the land. Many historical photos and memorabilia are on display in this community center as well. Presented by Alex McGregor.
Alex 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, alfalfa, barley and livestock ranch. Alex earned his bachelor’s degree from Whitman College; his masters & PhD from the University of Washington. His book, Counting Sheep, a history of agriculture in the Inland NW, was chosen as one of the top one hundred “centennial books” written since Washington became a state. Alex taught history at the University of Washington & at Whitman College before joining his family firm.