The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Jim Link
Klickitat County Historical Society 

Presby opens its doors again May 1

Guest Commentary

 


Where else but in the Valley of the Little Klickitat could you go to lunch with the women of the Klickitat County Historical Society, and the topic at the table would be herd bulls? If you struggle to answer that question, you might consider that these women, daughters, granddaughters, and great granddaughters, of Klickitat County’s pioneers, still live their lives centered around the raising of cattle.

And why not? Legendary cattleman Ben Snipes, 21 years of age, after a stint in the gold fields of California and Canada, realized that the thousands of miners seeking the yellow metal to the north would provide a ready market for cattle if he could put together a herd. In 1855 he would h...



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Reader Comments
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jimmiemf writes:

Well, what are the odds of a man's letter to the editor asking for stories about things like the 1855 Indian War appearing right next to a story about the 1855 Indian War? Exactly the type of read i was hoping to get more or. Thank you Mr. Link and Sentinel staff!

 
 
 

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