Northwest Independent Scholars Association

Next Meeting

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 8, 2017

at Margaret DeLacy's house

Call 503-774-7017 for directions


Richard Etulain will speak on

 "Ernest Haycox and the Western"




WEDNESDAY, November  8,  2017 at 7:30 P.M.

At Margaret DeLacy's house

7356 SE 30th. Av.

Call 503-774-7017 for directions

Richard Etulain will speak on "Ernest Haycox, and the Western." 

Ernest Haycox  (1899-1950) was Oregon’s most successful writer from the 1930s into the 1960s. He authored 23 volumes and nearly 300 short stories. His novel Bugles in the Afternoon (1944) remains the most highly touted fictional portrait of Gen. George Custer, and another Haycox novel, The Earthbreakers (1952) is often cited as among the best historical novels about Oregon. His short story “Stage to Lordsburg” became the fictional source for the John Ford-John Wayne-Thomas Mitchell (Oscar) blockbuster Western film Stagecoach (1939). Ernest Haycox and the Western  (2017) traces the writer’s ascending career from a University of Oregon student writer to pulp magazines of the 1920s and on to a prolific and well-known contributor to magazines such as Collier’s and the Saturday Evening Post in the 1930s. This presentation, slide-illustrated, will draw the attention of listeners to one of Oregon’s major writers and cast light on earlier achievements in the state’s rich literary history.

Richard W. Etulain, a native of the Pacific Northwest and the son of a Basque immigrant, is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of New Mexico. He holds a MA (1962) in American literature and a PhD (1966) in American history and literature from the University of Oregon. He is the author or editor of more than 50 books. His recent book was the prize-winner The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane (2014). Newly published is his Ernest Haycox and the Western (2017) and forthcoming his coauthored book US Presidents and the American West (2018). He currently lives in Clackamas, Oregon.





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