Join us for a reading by Jack Nibet, author of Sources of the River, where he discusses the lives of John and Carrie Leiberg. This husband and wife team arrived in the Idaho territory in 1885, whose passions would influence issues such as public health, government control and freedom. This will be a fascinating evening not to be missed.
Dr. Carrie Leiberg, a pioneer physician, fought hard for public health while nurturing both a troubled son and a fruit orchard. Her husband, John Leiberg, was a Swedish immigrant and self-taught naturalist who transformed himself from pickax Idaho prospector to special field agent for the US Forest Commission and warned Washington DC of ecological devastation of public lands. The Leiberg story opens a window into the human and natural landscape of a century past that reflects all the thorny issues of our present time.