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Men in a Burrow

Posted on by Clell G. Ballard / Comments Off on Men in a Burrow

Snowed-In With a Vengeance Story and Photos by Clell G. Ballard My late father, Claude Ballard, became postmaster in Fairfield, the seat of Camas County, in 1934. In our extremely small community, he knew everyone who received mail
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One-Room Alumni

Posted on by James Roberts / Comments Off on One-Room Alumni

A Small Brotherhood Story and Photos by James Roberts The sign in the lodge’s restaurant at Lowman said, “COVID-19 Free Since 1937.” I wondered if that was because most of the wild animals on the walls were wearing
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Life on a Packstring

Posted on by Michael Ridge / Comments Off on Life on a Packstring

And Walking with the Wildflowers Story and photos by Michael Ridge Thigh-high muddy waters from spring runoff had transformed this intermittent creek into a raging river, and I was in the middle of it. Under me, the horse
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Open Hearth

Posted on by John Davidson / Comments Off on Open Hearth

On Sharing Space Story and Photos by John Davidson Fifty years I’ve been gearing up for this, since my first job as a dishwasher, at fourteen. I’d think about who would be using plates, cups, silverware, saucers. My
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