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Episode #105: William Gladstone Steel

William Gladstone Steel is best known as the 'Father of Crater Lake' but his legacy is enjoyed all over the Northwest. His 17 year fight to create Oregon's only National Park also lead to the protection of valuable watersheds and millions of acres of forestland through the establishment of the Cascade Range Forest Reserve. Complex and controversial, he was both a radical environmentalist and an enterprising developer who dedicated his life to the mountains of Oregon.

  • Monday, August 12 at 10:00 p.m. on OPB TV
  • Wednesday, August 14 at 3:00 a.m. on OPB TV
  • Monday, April 14 at 9:30 p.m. on OPB TV
  • Wednesday, April 16 at 2:30 a.m. on OPB TV
  • Wednesday, April 16 at 11:30 p.m. on OPB TV
  • Friday, April 18 at 4:30 a.m. on OPB TV
  • Monday, October 27 at 9:30 p.m. on OPB TV
  • Wednesday, October 29 at 2:30 a.m. on OPB TV

Season 1 Episodes

Episode #107: Beatrice Morrow Cannady

Most Recent Broadcast: May 26, 2014

Episode #106: Braceros

Most Recent Broadcast: July 28, 2014

Episode #105: William Gladstone Steel

Most Recent Broadcast: August 12, 2013

Episode #104: Reub Long's Oregon Desert

Most Recent Broadcast: April 21, 2014

Episode #103: Bill Bowerman

Most Recent Broadcast: July 15, 2013

Episode #102: Abigail Scott Duniway

Most Recent Broadcast: July 8, 2013

Episode #101: Sam Hill

Most Recent Broadcast: June 24, 2013

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