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If Beggars Were Horses Part 2

Me and that chair got to know each other real good the next few days. The Chinese were up at the break of dawn every day, their lift baskets at the ready.  2,291 more words

Miners enjoy a Christmas row

Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, December 27, 1906

Takes two deputy sheriffs and six citizens to quell a disturbance at Bruce, near Black Diamond… 326 more words


Romance Of The Rails

I like trains.

Like most little boys, I grew up loving trains. Unlike many adults, and unlike most of the childhood things which amused me, I never lost the love of them. 933 more words

Who I Am

Oil train safety vs. number-crunchers

How much is a human life worth? That may sound like a cold calculation, but it is relevant to a dispute over safety standards for trains that carry highly flammable crude oil and ethanol across the United States, including down the Columbia Gorge. 44 more words


The Edge of Anarchy

5 out of 5 Stars

This book is well researched and written. The author has a writing style that makes the subject engaging and read less like a history rescitation and more like a story. 208 more words


If Beggars Were Horses, part 1

If beggars were horses part 1

If beggars were horses, wishes would ride.”Ma would always laugh when Pa slurred that out, but I never saw it to laugh when Pa was drunk.  2,724 more words

Arthur Wells Jones

Arthur Wells Jones is the subject of this week’s #52ancestors essay and one who benefited from the recent online publication of the Camden Courier-Post.  With all sorts of news to work through I was able to find an obituary; unfortunately the obituary was filled with information which conflicted with what I had documented. 363 more words

52 Ancestors 2018