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High Desert Heroines: Bertha Perry Ronalds

Unlike many women of yesteryear, Bertha Ronalds did not walk quietly through the pages of history. Bertha was an influencer before there was a name for it and landed with a big splash in

the Metolius Basin in 1935, leaving a legacy that includes Metolius Meadows and Lake Creek Lodge.

She even has her own Wikipedia page which mentions New York's Gilded Age, life in Paris, and Napoleon. Her privileged life helped draw the rich and famous to a little place in a pine forest called Camp Sherman and changed the cultural landscape.

Bertha Perry was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1874 into a family of...


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