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Lecture covers newspaper stunt from 1914

 Posted: 12:30 PM March 03, 2014

Learn about a man who, in 1914, ran into the Siskiyou Mountains unclothed to prove men could survive in the wilderness on wits alone as part of a stunt financed by newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst.

Former Mail Tribune reporter Paul Fattig will give a free talk on Joe Knowles, known as the Nature Man, at noon Wednesday, March 5, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave.

In the summer of 1914, Knowles announced he was taking no guns, knives or matches on his journey nearly naked into the wilderness.

Fattig's lecture is part of the monthly Windows in Time history series sponsored by the libraries and Southern Oregon Historical Society.

The presentation will be repeated at noon Wednesday, March 12, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.

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