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The Palouse Republic
Palouse, Washington
June 10, 1921     The Palouse Republic
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June 10, 1921

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n GARFIELD PIONEER WRITES REMINESCENCES Relates Interesting Histoz~ of Early Times---Many Familiar Names Are Mentioned. A very ilitcre.~tiltg :eI'ie~ of leiters: from ,loAn C. Lawrence "ollear in {he Carfield Enterprise. Axnong them is one concerniltg LltDow hurts atild re- lates lllally lit( i lents Co[lnected with the early hislory of the eotttttx'y. The toll0Wing is his l(.q~er ,m this ~ub- Jest : ~e blltte was, of cotlrse. Ii;tlxle(~ :ffter Mr. Lal)ow. tle ('.;Lille in 157;;. the Year in which :t few score of the early pioneers came to ~,Vhitlltall CoUnty. l ~.tlll a'~tisfied there were Only a few score of people in Ihe soul, try Drier to ibat time. There are two incidents 1 recall :~bou! Mr. l,a* ~'OW. One Was in (~ol[:lx ixt I~S0, When he sal on the jl.lry in a murder Case. The other hi.~ death in IS~,I. There were five children. Etnmetl Was the oldest. Itc had been mucll lac!ined toward infidelity, but was ennverted nnder the ministry of C..I. Wright of the Chrislian church, a ~oted pioneer preacher. Emmett Went into the ministry, which became his life work. Tom was a l)ioneer Stage driver in the early eighties. Should this chance to reach his eye he Will recall his gavorite song: .'Nika Pades Away." In l)lain Eng- lish this means "t warn sleep when Mght sPaper man of Palouse, and a~ sill arOUnd good fellow married one of, the girls; Robert Cox of Pah)use an- other, and Perry McConnell :al~olhc.u. The settlements were :it first south and east of the butte. John Drew Was a prominent farmer who lived' ~any Years the end of the at; east tltte. His tragic death ill a rllll- a~Vay accident came in about 19oi. J (~eorge Stevens lived south ,)f ~ ohn Drew. I first knew him in lggO. ~ e traded his farm for an apartment ease in Spokane in the late nineties. ~I.where h~ was killed by some rowdle~ ~s was trying to eject. E. P,. Wil- ~1zan~s lived near I)3". Its. too, met :, k:agic death, jumping from a h)ad m' ay onto a pitchfork. -at. A, Andersoll, who was ~txl early local Methodist preacher, lived Years SOll|h of tile bill|e, v.'her(~ 1~ raised a large family. Dave is the st known of the sons. He married Strandberg and lives on the place, long owned hy ,l