An Evening with Author Rinker Buck

Event Date: 
Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
Event Time: 
7:00 PM

A discussion and book signing for a publication about the Oregon Trail is featured as the Oregon Trail Library District celebrates its 25th anniversary.

New York Times bestselling author Rinker Buck will share his memoir, “The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey,” during a pair of programs in Morrow County. The events are Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at the SAGE Center, 101 Olson Road, Boardman; and Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium at Heppner Elementary School, 235 E. Stansbury St. Refreshments will be served at both of the presentations, which are free and open to the public. Also, books will be available for purchase at the events from the Oregon Trail Library District.

The program is part of a yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Oregon Trail Library District. The event is co-sponsored by Friends of the Irrigon Library and Friends of the Heppner Library.

“The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey” recounts the author’s experience recreating a covered wagon crossing of the 2,000-mile Oregon Trail. In 2011, Buck made the journey from Missouri to Oregon with his brother, Nick, three mules and their dog.

In the book, Buck provides an account of their journey — which made them the first wagon travelers in more than a century to complete a crossing of the trail — and shares the fascinating history of American emigrants who traveled across the country in the 1840s, and the people they met along the way. The book was released in paperback on June 7, 2016.

Buck began his career in journalism at the Berkshire Eagle and was a longtime staff writer for the Hartford Courant. He has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Life and many other publications. In addition, his work has won the PEN New England Award, the Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award. In addition to the Oregon Trail book, Buck has authored “Flight of Passage” and “First Job.” He resides in northwest Connecticut.

For more information about the events, contact Kathy Street at 541-481-3365 or For more about the book, visit


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