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August 23, 2017

Roger Nichols

On Highway 97 on observer counted 487 cars headed northbound in one short stretch.

The big eclipse did not fail to astonish most people who took to viewing stations to gaze at the diminishing sun through protective glasses. The eclipse was carried live on television around the country. In downtown Goldendale, there was an eerie quiet, with few cars and people in the street looking upward. "This is so amazing," one onlooker from out of town said. "You see the moon slowly creeping across the sun. These things are so far, but look at what they're doing!" Light ebbed slowly as the moon's transit completed, bringing the street to a dusk-light dimness.


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