April 23, 2014

Alfred Smith Ruth – Washington State Senator 1865- 1915

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Alfred Smith Ruth Washington became a state in 1889 and we’ve had many notable politicians during the last 124 years. One of them was Alfred Smith Ruth, a native of Maine who settled in Thurston county. After doing some research […]

Honoring Dorie Miller – A True American Hero

      Today, December 7, 2012 is the 71st Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As we remember those who we lost that day, we also remember the heroes who made a difference. One of them was Dorie […]

America – From Blunderbusses to Blunders

When Grandpa Had A Blunderbuss One of the great misconceptions I embraced for many years was that the generations before mine were less educated and therefore should be considered ignorant of our ‘modern society’.  How utterly pompous and idiotic was […]

2011 Memorial Day – Veterans

Yates and Allied Families   Wilkerson and Allied Families On every Memorial Day I remember all of my family members who have passed on. Not all of the people in this collage have passed, but many of them have.  I […]

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