The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude invites you to attend the 10th Annual Fall Lecture Series. The next lecture is scheduled for Thursday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m. in Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude.
Cort Conley, Idaho historian and author, will discuss the lives of an array of people who have chosen to live and exist along the rugged but beautiful Salmon River. Mr. Conley’s book entitled Idaho Loners: Hermits, Solitaries, and Individualists (1994) met with wide praise when it was released and remains so today. This presentation will feature additional lives not presented in the book.
Conley is also the author of Idaho for the Curious: A Guide (1982). He has co-authored Snake River of Hells Canyon (1979) with Johnny Carrey and Ace Barton. He has also co-authored two books with Johnny Carrey entitled River of No Return (1978) and The Middle Fork and the Sheepeater War (1977).
Conley is Director of Literary Services at the Idaho Commission on the Arts. He has an extensive background as a writer, editor, and publisher of books. He has been an independent river guide since 1968 on rivers throughout the West. He holds a Jurisprudence Doctorate from the University of California.