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  • John Harrison – Author of A Woman Alone

    When: 04/06/2013

    John Harrison, author of A Woman Alone will be speaking about his current literary work on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Skamania Lodge.

    Presentation Time:   7 pm until 8 pm
    Location:  Skamania Lodge 1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA98648 -  Directions  
    Admission:  Free - No RSVP necessary

    A Woman Alone
    Mona Bell, Sam Hill and the Mansion at Bonneville Rock is the biographical portrait of a truly remarkable modern-day pioneer woman and early feminist, Mona Bell. She fought a legal battle with the federal government in the state of Oregon, when the Army commandeered her hilltop mansion and surrounding riverfront acreage in Columbia River Gorge to build Bonneville Dam. A huntress of considerable skill and marksmanship, she was once arrested in Kenya for going into the bush without a white hunter, and embarked on the same pursuit in Uganda. But she preferred to shoot big game with a camera rather than weapons. She traveled the world on her own, and her adventurous life would later cause her daughter-in-law to say about her, "She was a woman alone, and she was OK with it." A one-of-a-kind true story about a one-of-a-kind woman.

    John Harrison
     John is the information officer of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council in Portland, Oregon. He helps edit and write Council publications, writes speeches, news releases and Council Quarterly stories and answers background questions from the media and tracks media coverage of the Council. He also works with the rest of the public affairs staff to devise and implement public involvement strategies. He came to the Council in 1990 from the Columbian- Vancouver, Washington’s daily newspaper- where he was a reporter for six years writing about Northwest energy issues, and an editor for four years. Before that, John was a reporter at the Spokane Chronicle. He has a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.

    Learn more by visiting jharrisononline.com

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