“In the fall of 1902, a Welch farmer happened upon one odd rock perched on a slope above the Willamette River. It turned out to be a meteorite, and the slow unfolding of its story revealed links to Northwest mining, museum politics, Ice Age floods, human nature, and the deep history of the universe.”
Join us as Spokane-based teacher and naturalist Jack Nisbet presents the story of the Willamette Meteorite, perhaps the most exotic erratic of them all.
Nisbet is the author of several books that explore the human and natural history of the Northwest, including biographies of mapmaker David Thompson and naturalist David Douglas.
Nisbet’s most recent book, Ancient Places, is a cycle of stories about people and phenomena that helped to shape the landscape our region. The Ice Age floods play a key role in several of these essays.