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James Crowell To Highlight The Life of George Putnam


Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  9/16/2008

“In my opinion, the legacy of The Bulletin is unique in western print journalism,” states James Crowell who reads from his book “Frontier Publisher: A Romantic View of George Palmer Putnam’s Career at the Bend Bulletin,” on Monday, September 22 in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library. The reading begins at 6:00 pm and is sponsored in part by the Deschutes County Historical Society. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Crowell, a Bend resident since 1940, is uniquely qualified to speak about the history of The Bulletin. After earning his bachelor’s degree from University of Oregon, he returned to Bend to serve as a photographer and general assignment reporter for The Bulletin. After stints at both the LaGrande Observer and The Oregonian he returned to University of Oregon where he earned his master’s degree in Journalism. His master’s thesis was a biography of George Palmer Putnam, the first editor/publisher of The Bulletin as a daily newspaper. He is the author of four plays, two of which have been produced, and one unproduced screenplay. Recently retired, Crowell is

While at UofO, Crowell wrote his master’s thesis on George Palmer Putnam. That work was to become the basis of his recently published “Frontier Publisher,” the first work to be published by the Deschutes County Historical Society.

For more information, please visit Deschutes Public Library at www.dpls.us or call 312-1032. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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