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The High Desert Muse: C.E.S. Wood and Eastern Oregon

Join Laurence Cotton and Tim Barnes for observations and insights into one of Oregon’s most colorful and significant citizens – Charles Erskine Scott (C.E.S.) Wood (1852–1944).

Soldier, attorney, poet, essayist, artist and art patron, public speaker and raconteur, philosophical anarchist and cultural figure, C.E.S. Wood left a profound, enlightening, and controversial legacy on Portland, OR, and the West Coast. Wood’s early formative—and continuing—lifelong experiences in the Oregon desert had a lasting impact on his writings, his artwork, even his personal philosophy.

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