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Bowdish family receives Grange Legacy


January 23, 2019


HISTORIC LEGACY: Lucille Bevis, left, with Grange Legacy honorees the Bowdish family.

The Bowdish Family, representing Centerville Grange 81, was recognized at the recent National Grange Convention in Stowe, Vermont, as a Grange Legacy Family. The legacy award is presented to families who have five or more generations of service to the community, state, and nation through the grange organization. Thirty-three families from across the nation qualified for this recognition in 2018. The Bowdishes represented the entire west coast in the current program.

Their enduring tradition got its start in the 1890s and the early 1900s. They enjoy a unique family legacy that spans six generations on two sides of the family and involves six different subordinate granges in both Washington...

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