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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2020, 07:56:18 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2020, 08:24:55 PM »
Thanks for the read.  It reminds me of two books of my Dad's - Blowsands a book about the last Indian wars here in Washington a real account of the history of the time.  And the other it Ben Snipes Cattle King.  Another account of the settling of Central Washington.  His accounts of the Yakamas and the Colvilles and how he coexisted with them.  I think the books were written in the Teens.  I remember from reading them how amazing it was how people lived back then.  I still have them somewhere.   I'll have to get them out and read them again.
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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2020, 09:01:35 PM »
Thanks for the read.  It reminds me of two books of my Dad's - Blowsands a book about the last Indian wars here in Washington a real account of the history of the time.  And the other it Ben Snipes Cattle King.  Another account of the settling of Central Washington.  His accounts of the Yakamas and the Colvilles and how he coexisted with them.  I think the books were written in the Teens.  I remember from reading them how amazing it was how people lived back then.  I still have them somewhere.   I'll have to get them out and read them again.

I read the Ben Snipes book and enjoyed it. To be specific to Als talk about the Frenchmen hills area I remember in the Snipes book, talking about walking the cattle through single file in that one section before crab creek as the trail was so narrow between the cliff and the river. Also , how Ben had to pay a toll, so to speak, in the night, as the Moses lakes would come out of Crab creek in the night to snag a couple head of cattle.

Ill google that Blowsands book tomorrow  :tup: I already ordered the book written by the guy Al referenced in his original post.

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Re: Frenchman Hills
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2020, 03:38:59 PM »
DeerThug, I may have to pick up a copy of Blowsand, sounds like good reading for under $4.00. ;) Doug

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Re: Frenchman Hills
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2020, 09:22:15 PM »
Yep, that looks like some good reading to me, too.

A few years back I read a book called Lonesome Animals by Bruce Holbert, its fiction, and it deals more with the Okanogan area and north Basin, if I recall but it was a good read also and had some good insight into how things were in the 1930's and 40's. It's about a retired lawman who comes back into the fold to chase a serial killer - kind of like True Grit but with a twist.

Didn't mean to hijack the thread, it's kind of in the same vein...

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