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By Dallas Smith

Small towns have a large impact on those living in them


What is it about small towns that seem to elicit emotions that are very strong in people? Regardless of whether the feelings are incredibly positive or extremely negative, small towns just seem to do that to people. There are the young people who dream of nothing but getting out and never coming back, and then there are those who love the town and take pride in the fact that they live somewhere that has such meaning to them. Small towns are so dynamic due to the people who live there, and at the same time they are impacted by some of those same people, good or bad. Goldendale is one of these small towns.

Little towns such as this seem to be dominated by one extreme or the other. This perc...

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