For Eileen OaKeeffe McVicker, born in 1927 to an Irish immigrant sheep rancher and a school teacher, growing up on a homestead in the West made for aa hard, happy life with layers of riches.a McVickeras memoir of a childhood spent on the southern slope of Steens Mountain offers a real-life, personal account of eastern Oregon history.An aoutdoor childa all her life, McVicker tells stories that revolve around life on the ranchatending sheep, picking wildflowers, doing choresaand describes everyday adventures: a rabid coyote ...

Child of Steens Mountain 2008, Oregon State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780870712975

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