Lecture to trace Leiberg
Last updated 3/29/2022 at 11:04am
RITZVILLE — Jack Nisbet of Spokane will lecture digitially on the inspiration for his latest book, “The Dreamer and the Doctor,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2.
The book traces the journey of prospector John Leiberg and his physician wife, Carrie, across the Intermountain West and beyond. Leiberg was an immigrant prospector and plant-lover who homesteaded on Lake Pend O’reille in north Idaho.
During the 1890s, he worked as a forest surveyor, always with an eye for how the landscapes he viewed might have formed. Leiberg’s descriptions of flood features, glacial lakes, and scoured land...