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Lunchbox Lecture – Draining the Great Oasis

The 2020-2021 Lunchbox Lecture Series will look a little different this year–the lectures will be available here on our website for you to enjoy at home so we can continue to keep our community members safe! This month’s lecture presented by Janet Timmerman is Draining the Great Oasis: An Environmental History.

The story of the Great Oasis is a perennial favorite and offers a succinct look at the historic attitudes and technologies that turned a six thousand acre set of lakes into rich farmland after the turn of the 20th Century. Though the project was completed in 1913, its ramifications can still be felt in the environment today. This program has been presented throughout the years at conferences, the Lake Shetek Road Scholar Program, and to local organizations. It is based in research for the book Draining the Great Oasis:  An Environmental History of Murray County published in 2001. Timmerman narrates the program with updated information and added photos.

Check out the video below!

Upcoming Presentations in the 2020-2021 Lunchbox Lecture Series:

January 14: Murray County in the 1920s PowerPoint

February 11: Railroads of Murray County; Jakob Etrheim

March 11: Baseball Interview with Bill Bolin; Pulled from the MCHS Archive

April 8: Frank Thayer—An Architect’s Story; by Rose Schmit

2016 Murray County Historical Society