The Ring: A Tale of Western Travel
A story told to May Dye Hansen (1878-1966) by her mother Nancy (1839-1911). It was in the spring of l850 when they left. They probably started from independence, Missouri, as the old California Trail began there. Aunt Sarah Crowel slipped a beautiful ring on Nancy’s finger at parting.  She loved Nancy very dearly. “Keep this...
Weekend Lounge: On the Homefront
Ah, there’s nothing like home sweet home. This week, I’ve taken a closer look at the wild and mysterious land that essentially starts at my backyard. Enjoy the hot August morning with a walk in the park.
The life And Times of Farquhar McRae
Authors note: I probably heard more stories about Farquhar McRae while growing up than any other character known to my family. Among the people mentioned in this story are T.H. McGreer my great-grandfather and Elizabeth (Babe) Scott, sister of Chrissy Scott. Babe was my aunt.) If you have family stories you would like to share...
Did Custer Commit Suicide?
By J.D. LaJeunesse, undated In 1916, at the age of 31, I was employed by the government as a ditch rider on the Indian reservation at Ft. Washakie in the Wind River country of Wyoming. I always look forward to my weekly rides along Left Hand ditch.  The water for this ditch was taken from...
Bullying: Childhood and Beyond
 By: Kevin L. Reichling Bullying is a part of growing up and people become more mature when high school is over. This is conventional wisdom, but I have learned over the years that conventional wisdom isn’t always wise. I reject this way of thinking and I have come to realize that with some people, maturity...
Patriotism during World War I in Central Oregon  
Taken from Antelope, The Saga of a Western Town by Arthur H. Campbell Because so much wheat was diverted to the military, there was a shortage of this product from home consumption. The shortage was becoming so acute in the spring of 1918 the government asked Oregon family’s and manufacturing firms to turn wheat into...
The Three Wishes
From the Internet Sacred Text Archive By W. Carleton In ancient times there lived a man called Billy Dawson, and he was known to be a great rogue. They say he was descended from the family of the Dawson’s, which was the reason, I suppose, of his carrying their name upon him. Billy, in his...
Feature: A Tale of Acadia
On April 5, 1840, Longfellow invited a few friends to dine at his rented rooms in Cambridge at the Craigie House. Nathaniel Hawthorne brought the Reverend Horace Conolly with him. At dinner, Conolly related a tale he had heard from a French-Canadian woman about an Acadian couple separated on their wedding day by the British...
Sunday Feature: A pleasant moment with Ron Harris Photo’s 
A pleasant moment with Ron Harris Photo’s 
Sunday Feature: The 60’s: We Gotta Get Out of This Place; Twist and Shout
1965 We Gotta Get Out Of This Place 1963-64 the Beetles twisting and shouting In 1986 Ferris Beuller took the day off to, among other things, twist and Shout
Sunday Feature: Comedy in Wildlife Photos
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