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Why they fly fish 5 Yakima River Fisherman Weigh In

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Annual Kittitas County FISHING HOLES & 18 HOLES Issue

Marilyn Woodson

See Page 15 (also look inside for additional schedules of area Golf Tournaments and Fishing Derbies.)

One of the Nine Hole Gang


The 9-Hole Gang Ladies Golf Club

You won’t get an overly serious or philosophical answer from the Cle Elum Ladies Golf Club Nine Holers if you ask them why they golf.

That points out why a woman’s approach to the game is different than a man’s, if you look at it from the perspective of, say, a father and son.“Son,” says the father,“I’m gonna teach you how to play golf, because golf is like the game of life. Golf will teach you everything you need to survive: determination, patience, focus, risk assessment, and networking.The hole’s the meat.The ball and club are your weapons. It’s a hunt out there, son. It’s a hunt. Why do you think they call it a club? Get the picture, boy?” “No,” laughed Edna Prenslow, also an Eighteen Holer.“We women get away from all that when we get on the course.”

By Jim Fossett

“Men use golf for business,” said Christi Houser.“We have fun.” “We do it to keep active,” said Janice Scheopner, a comment echoed by the Nine Hole Gang, who also say they golf for camaraderie, challenge, exercise, fresh air, Pacific Northwest scenery, and the chance to socialize. “You meet wonderful people,” said Marilyn Woodson. “You make friends,” said Hilda Woolley. Some Nine Holers have been playing together for nearly a quarter century, which speaks of relationships aged like wine. “Make sure you don’t put it that way in your magazine article,” teased Penni Holz, implying the ‘century’ part revealed the ages of the women in the club. “It’s true, though,” poked Scheopner,“some of us have been in the club for 20 years or more — but we haven’t improved a whole lot since,” she laughed. “I started with the Nine Holers

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MARILYN WOODSON TEES OFF on Number 2, a 220-yard, Par 4. On July 23, 2001, Woodson, 85, got a hole-in-one on Number 9 at Sun Country Golf Course west of Cle Elum. Jim Fossett photo

two years ago,” said Ellen Holloway. “I played cards with the girls and they asked me to join. What’s so nice, is that everybody’s helpful. It’s part of the game.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

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✦ BOOK REVIEW By Janie McQueen

Any Fish will do... I stumbled across this book and I just LOVE it! And, it would be difficult to not use it for two months because it has such good recipes for cooking fish. So, it should definitely be used for our June issue of the Cascades Mountain ECHO Magazine and also, I’ll include it in the July issue because of the great camp cooking. The book is called “Camp Cooking – 100 years” and by the National Museum of Forest Service History. This book is full of photographs from the past and even has “hints and true stories” written by the many Rangers who contributed to the book. In fact, there are stories on just about every other page, so you certainly won’t get bored! It has all of the different types of cooking that was encountered in times past. But, you know? Nothing changes where cooking is concerned and the simplicity of the recipes in the book is fabulous. I know that it will become like a Bible for me when I’m cooking on the trail, at home, or in camp.This book is definitely a keeper! (Note:When I tried out the following recipe myself, I didn’t have any crackers on PAGE 11, PUZZLE SOLUTION hand, so I used cornflakes instead.The fish turned out just fine. I also didn’t use trout because it is a catch and release fish where I live. The fish was halibut from my grocery store, and it tasted dandy – in fact, I don’t know of any fish that wouldn’t work in this recipe.)

Here’s one of the recipes for cooking fish that you can try:

Jack’s Beer-Battered Trout (or any nice fish!)

3 Eggs ½ tsp. each Salt & Pepper ½ + bottle of Beer 1 cup of Bisquick mix 3 cups Cracker Crumbs Mix the eggs, salt, pepper, beer, and baking mix in a mixing bowl. Add enough beer to achieve a thick “pancake-like” batter. Dip the fish in the batter and roll them in the cracker crumbs. Fry the fish until golden brown in oil in a hot frying pan. From Jack’s guiding days in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Recipe by Jack Blackwell, Region 5, Regional Forester, California

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Washington State Golf Association Team Championship JUNE 1-2, Prospector Golf Course. Open to WSGA members only. For more info logon to www.thewsga.org. ––––––––––––––––– Seattle Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament JUNE 5, Tumble Creek Golf Course. For more info, call 509-649-6484. ––––––––––––––––– First Annual Steve Sarkisian Showcase Golf Tournament JUNE 7, Tumble Creek Golf Course. This year’s event is sold out, so put the date on your calendar for 2011. For more info call 509-649-6484. ––––––––––––––––– Dave Lockwood Memorial Golf Tournament JUNE 18, Tumble Creek Golf Course. For more info logon to www.ukcrotary.com. ––––––––––––––––– Moyer Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic JULY 12, Tumble Creek Golf Course. For more info call 509649-6484. ––––––––––––––––– CWU Invitational Golf Tournament JULY 15, Prospector Golf Course. For more info call 206432-9014. ––––––––––––––––– 6th Annual Life Support Golf Classic Invitational JULY 16, Tumble Creek Golf Course. For more info call 509304-5055. ––––––––––––––––– First Annual Mark Randleman Golf Tournament JULY 17, Sun Country Golf Course, 841 Saint Andrews Drive, Cle Elum. For more info call 509-649-2865. ––––––––––––––––– Kiwanis ‘Dollars for Scholars’ Golf Tournament

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JULY 31, Sun Country Golf Course, 841 Saint Andrews Drive, Cle Elum. For more info call 509-674-5991. ––––––––––––––––– Young Life Golf Tournament AUG. 20, Prospector Golf Course. For more info call 509260-0848. ––––––––––––––––– U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifier Golf Tournament SEPT. 7, Prospector Golf Course. For more info logon to www.usga.org. ––––––––––––––––– Washington State Golf Assoc. Casual Golf Day SEPT.13, Tumble Creek Golf Course. For more info call 509649-6484. ––––––––––––––––– 3d Annual Cle Elum-Roslyn High School Warrior Boosters Golf Tournament

SEPT. 14, Prospector Golf Course. For more info email: tbators@gmail.com. ––––––––––––––––– Driving Directions to local golf courses: Prospector and Tumble Creek Golf Courses From Seattle, travel east on I-90 to Exit 80, Roslyn-Salmon La Sac. Turn left onto Bullfrog Road and proceed for about a mile to the Tumble Creek entrance on the left. Same directions for Suncadia Resort’s Prospector Golf Course – once you turn onto Bullfrog Road, follow the signs to Suncadia Resort. Sun Country Golf Course: From Seattle, travel east on I-90 to Exit 78, Golf Course Road. Turn right on Golf Course Road and then up the hill turn left on Saint Andrews Drive.

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Why they

Fly Fish behind the reel with five Yakima River fly fishermen

Kyle

Mike

by Jim Fossett “They have planned a snare for the fish, and get the better of them by their fisherman’s craft,” said Roman Claudius Aelianus at the end of the second century, hailing a new invention, the fly, the caginess of the inventor, the fly fisherman, and the facet of a birthing sport that would, unbeknownst to Aelianus, preserve and perpetuate, for the next 1,800 years, one of the modern day fly fisherman’s most primitive instincts: To hunt with wile and wit. Although, today’s fly fishermen have their own explanation for why they do what they do. Here’s what five Upper Yakima River fly fishermen had to say, when asked, “Why do you fly fish?”

Gary

Steve

Kyle Hadersberger “My name is Kyle Hadersberger. I’m 38. I’m from Leavenworth. My background is in manufacturing. I don’t fly fish for the meat. I do it to interact, and to hold a thing of beauty in my hand for a fleeting moment.Think of all the things a salmon has seen in its lifetime. In the cosmic realm of things, development and consumption of this planet doesn’t matter.This does.” Mike Clidas “My name is Mike Clidas. I’m from Olympia. I fly fish because in most places I fish — my cell phone doesn’t work.” Gary Thompson My name is Gary Thompson. I’ve been fly fishing for 30-years. I fly fish because I like to recycle. I like to return the fish I caught a year ago. I like to say, if it swims and its got fins: Cast, meaning, you can’t kill the buck if you don’t squeeze the trigger. Steve Joyce “My name is Steve Joyce. I’m 35. I’m from Billings, Montana, born near the Big Horn River. I’ve been fly fishing and guiding since I was 17 years old. After I got married, I gave up an opportunity with a Seattle steel company to build a guide service and a lodge on the Yakima River:

Guy

There’s something to be said about having a job that makes you want to get up out of bed every morning. I fly fish because it’s never the same. It never gets old.You see different things. You try different things. And the experience goes far beyond fishing. Some of my best days on the river have nothing to do with fishing. It’s the overall natural experience.There is a pulse out there.” Guy Drew “My name is Guy Drew. I’m 53. I’m from Cle Elum. I’m a woodworker and carpenter. I’m a seasonal fly fishing guide. I fly fish because I love fishing. Fishing is really the only way a guy can really truly relax. I’ve tried to find other ways to relax, but there’s nothing better than being in the middle of a river and drifting down that river and throwing that fly on the water and not knowing what’s gonna hit that fly. And it’s every time you cast – you never lose the thrill. Guiding is a mental extension of myself. I’m fly fishing through whoever is in my boat that day. I get the same thrill as if I’m fishing myself.You know, on the river, you have to slow down and not lose track of where you’re at.You have to smell the air, look at the trees, the sky, and not get too focused on the fishing. That’s the whole other element – of just being out there. On the river, I’m really interacting with nature. I don’t put a time on fishing.

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Nine Holers are fair weather golfers, trekking homebase links at Upper Kittitas County’s Sun Country Golf Course, or traveling to area tournaments. At Sun Country, nine holes means a little over a mile hike across up-and-down terrain, so if the weather turns gnarly, they stick to the clubhouse for spirited rounds of a variation of Gin Rummy with a sassy nickname. (Ask Holz what they call it.) The Fabric of “The Gang” Marilyn Woodson, a member since 1985, said the ladies in her group have learned a lesson or two about life over the years, and those lessons are what make makes them click as a golf and social group.What lessons? (1) How to carry a certain dignity and class, and still sling a mean hand of (that boldly sassy) Gin. (2) How to be tough enough to work through the physical vagaries of life and allow your smile, your love for life, and your friendships to be the last things to go. (3) How to make your sense of humor the seventh and most important sense. (4) How to have fun with others. (5) How to move off the couch in the living room — at any age — and get into the Great Outdoors. (6) How to make a perfect stranger feel welcomed and comfortable — ELLEN HOLLOWAY checks on a in the time it takes to get game ruling before taking her swing on the fairway leading to from the clubhouse to the Number 1, Sun Country Golf first tee. Jim Fossett photo Course. CASCADES MOUNTAIN-ECHO •

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Greening the Earth, One Dog “Walk” at a Time “Woof!”As a considerate and earth conscious canine, I’d like to share a rather ... er ... pooch-onal topic with you. Unlike you, we dogs can’t make use of the fancy restroom facilities at rest stops, parks and neighbor’s houses.That doesn’t mean there aren’t environmentally friendly ways to deal with our ... er ... yard landmines, when we answer the call of nature. Also, Waste Management does not want your dog’s special brand of waste disposed of in their garbage cans because it can release harmful bacteria called e-coli at the landfill, creating a health hazard for transfer station employees. Biodegradable pick-up bags One of the ways you can help is to pack around BIODEGRADABLE doggie waste bags.These may look like ordinary plastic bags, but they are 100% biodegradable and contain no polyethylene based ingredients, AND look for ones that are certified by the Composting Council and the International Biodegradable Products Institute.This means that when you return home, all you do is toss the entire bag containing your pooch’s stuff right into the compost pile! Remember not to use just any plastic bag though because the waste material in a regular one can easily mummify and will not break down. Underground solutions As humorist Erma Bombeck famously put it,“The grass is always greener over the septic tank.”Another way you can help with your best friend’s dog logs is to invest in a pet composting bin, like the Doggie Dually™ for example, among the many different kinds available, depending on how many dogs you own and their size. Most doggie composters can be installed in the ground.They do need to be PAGE 10 JUNE 2010 - THE FISH AND GOLF ISSUE

kept away from food crops.There is an enzyme (breaks down the doodie) that comes with most composters so that you don’t have a lingering odor and it will also turn your dog’s contribution into environmentally safe ORGANIC matter! That way, it can be automatically absorbed by the soil where the bin is placed. Homemade “doggie-waste” compost bin: Do-it-yourselfer type? Try your hand at a homemade version by taking an old trash can with a tightfitting lid and CUT THE BOTTOM OFF the can. Then find a place that’s away from food crops and dig a hole. Make sure the hole accommodates the garbage can about flush with the ground at the can’s top. Place the garbage can in the hole.Then, be sure to put at least 6-inches of rocks and gravel in first. Now you can get a box of septic tank activator at your local hardware store, or use the enzyme powder that is used in a purchased pet-waste composter.When you shovel a scoop of the doggie stuff inside, you need to top it off with the septic activator and FOLLOW DIRECTIONS accurately, because it can vary from product to product. While I, personally, would not use the resultant compost on food plants (ew!), it goes nicely on ornamental plants and trees. So, pet owners, you can be conscientious about picking up your dog’s waste, and help the planet while you’re at it. As a starting point for your own research, visit this wonderful “green” site with lots of stuff for your dog at: www.composters.com, and click on the “Pet Waste Products” link. I’m going to bring my leash to my owner now and see if she gets the hint and grabs the biodegradable bags to take me out for our walk! So, until next time, wags and woof! WWW.MOUNTAIN-ECHO.COM • CASCADES

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Violet Carollo Burke never had spaghetti before marrying into the Carollo family.When she met and married her Italian husband, Deno, he told her not to bother learning how to make it,“cause he’d had enough of it growing up.” But she did learn – from Grandma Carollo. She just didn’t make it when Deno was around. “When he’d go fishing, that’s when we’d have it. We’d eat all the things he didn’t like,”Violet smiled and said about the meals she prepared for her three sons, Gerald, Vern and Michael – when Deno was out casting for fish. What Deno really wanted, was for Violet to turn out to be the kind of cook her mother was.“He told me,‘if you ever get so you can cook a delicious meal out of nothing like she does, and bake a pie in an hour, you’ll be fabulous.’” Well, she’s fabulous. So much so kids and grandkids brag about her culinary talents. At a chili cook-off at the Swauk Teanaway Grange Hall, she over heard her grandson, Jeremy, telling someone,“my grandma makes the best barbecued short ribs and coleslaw ever.” And when Grandma was declared the winner of the chili cook-off, no one was more ecstatic than her grandchildren. It was almost as good as sitting down to eat Grandma Violet’s piecrust. Just the piecrust. “When they’re around,” she said.“I always make a little more, roll it out, brush it with cream or milk, sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar, and bake it. It disappears pretty fast.” Her piecrust recipe is a little differ-

FOUR basic ingredients go into Violet’s piecrust: flour, oil, water and salt. Just stir together with a fork, and put half the dough between two sheets of wax paper.

VIOLA – it’s a done.

ent. Violet uses oil instead of shortening. That came about when her youngest son, Michael, developed an allergy. When that happened she thought her pie making days had come to an end. “A lady gave me an oil cookbook,” she said.“I found this recipe in there.” That was about 50 years ago, and it put Violet back in the pie making business. “I’d rather make a pie than a cake. It’s faster,” she said while stirring together the crust’s four ingredients: two and half cups of flour, two-thirds cup of corn or vegetable oil, one-third cup of water, and one-half teaspoon of salt. Turning the dough out on a sheet of wax paper, she tops it with another sheet – and begins rolling. It’s not only

ROLL the dough between the wax paper.

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PEEL away the top sheet of wax paper, turn the dough side down over the pie plate, peel away the bottom paper, and fit the dough into the pan.

By Lyn Derrick easy to roll out this way, no messing with floured boards and rolling pins, it’s much easier to transfer to the pie plate, too. In goes the filling, roll out the top crust the same way, put it on the pie and crimp the edges, and soon the pie is cooking away in the oven.* – In much less than the one hour Deno said would make her fabulous. In fact, it might necessitate going a little further with that word – how about fantabulous? One neighbor, who loved Violet’s pies, kept insisting that she teach her to make one. The neighbor did everything she learned, and even used apples from Violet’s trees.The neighbor took her pie to the Fair one year, and came home with the Grand Champion ribbon. “After that, she kept saying,‘Violet, you’ve just got to put a pie in the fair this year.’ But I told her,‘how are they going to tell the difference between your pie and mine?’” she laughed. The word on Violet’s pies spread throughout the county and for worthy causes you’ll sometimes see a ‘pie-amonth’ by Violet Burke on the auction block.Those 12 pies have gone for several hundred dollars, money well spent to those who’ve had the pleasure of enjoying them. “No one has ever given me a list [for the kind of pies they want],”Violet said about making the pies.“Although one guy said he didn’t want any berry pies, so I steered away from that.” So what’s Violet’s favorite type of pie? “You know,” she said,“I really don’t know. I love pecan, pumpkin, and I love the cream pies, but I probably bake more apple than anything else.” And really, anything found between two of Violet’s crusts is bound to be good. “It’s so nice to share,” she said. For Violet, that’s the best part of any pie, or anything else she cooks. *Bake according to filling recipe.

POUR in the pie filling.

ROLL out the top crust the same way. Fit over the pie and crimp the edges. Sprinkle with sugar. In minutes the pie is ready for the Lyn Derrick photos oven.

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Get ready SHOWERS! for meteor

By Janie McQueen

There is much happening in the night sky for observers this month and you can see it all with your naked eyes, if you like. There are only four planets worth looking at in June, but, they are spectacular. You can see the rings of Saturn in the evening hours or park your telescope on the big, gas giant, Jupiter in the wee hours of the morning. Planets Venus, Mars and Saturn will be visible almost in a straight line on the western horizon at sunset on June 1. And you may look at these three planets with your naked eyes, so don’t bother dragging out a telescope because Mars is just too far away, but Venus and Saturn will provide good observing. Venus is the planet that appears to be closest to the horizon. As the month of June draws to an end (Venus moves rapidly), the imaginary line disappears. But, the planet will appear brighter nearer to the close of June. That’s because it is indeed closer to the Earth at that time, and by June 30, the planet lies just 100 million miles from us! The best time for a telescope view is in the twilight so the brilliant sphere won’t overpower a telescope. In fact, the planet will be so brilliant (magnitude -4.1) that there will be no mistaking it for airplane lights, which blink and travel. Meteors Though there is no way to predict the outcome of a meteor shower, the Bootids could put on quite a display when they peak on June 23. This display of meteors occurs every year because of its parent comet, 7P/Pons-Winnecke.The comet carries lots of debris, which causes a meteor shower when the Earth orbits into the debris left by the comet. Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke comes every six years. The last time the shower was incredible for observers was in 2004, and the Bootids had up to 100 meters an PAGE 14 JUNE 2010 - THE FISH AND GOLF ISSUE

A N IMAGE OF THE PLANET JUPITER was taken by the Cassini spacecraft. It was a 27 image mosaic taken in December, 2000, on the spacecraft’s closest approach to the gas giant. The Cassini camera could take photos of the planet with colors that even our naked eyes could not see, but this image is very close to what our own eyes would have seen. Its next stop was Saturn. PHOTO COURTESY OF NASA

hour in 1998. So, who’s to say? The Bootids could be awesome this year because it is the sixth year, though there will be a bit of moonlight competing for a view of meteors. Each meteor (or dust particle) strikes the Earth’s atmosphere at about 40,000 mph. It is a good idea to watch the night sky from about 10:00 pm – 2:00 am on the shower’s peak night of June 23/24 because this meteor shower doesn’t usually carry a display before and after. Remember, there are far more meteors to see if you use your naked eyes only, though binoculars or a telescope can be used for other viewing. Partial Lunar Eclipse For the first time since 2008, those who are viewing from North America will get to see a partial lunar eclipse.The eclipse will begin to happen at 3:17 am PDT and it will reach its maximum “totality” at 4:38 am PDT. People who are lucky enough to be on the Pacific Ocean or in Australia and New Zealand are going to be able to see the entire eclipse. However, it’s pretty cool to even see a partial eclipse, so don’t forget to set your alarm! WWW.MOUNTAIN-ECHO.COM • CASCADES

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❖ SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 19-20

❖ THROUGH JUNE 6 John Wayne Pioneer Wagons & Riders Association’s 29th Annual Cross State Ride. For more info, call Kathy Cowin, 360-886-1729 or visit www.jwpwr.org.

❖ THURSDAY, JUNE 3 Roslyn Riders Membership Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Clubhouse off Hwy 903 and Martin Road, Roslyn. For more info, call Paula Griffin, 509-674-2404.

❖ SATURDAY, JUNE 5 Kittitas Audubon Society First Saturday Bird Walk, 8:00 a.m., meet at Irene Rinehart parking lot near Ellensburg. Most walks run 2 hrs. Everyone welcome. For info, visit www.kittitasaudubon.org. “Roads of Wonder” Sun Country Community Day. For info, call Paulette Wolfe, 509-674-4666.

Mountains to Sound Greenway Discovery Days, Seattle waterfront to Kittitas County. For more info, visit: www.mtsgreenway.org/greenwaydays.

❖ SUNDAY, JUNE 20 Roslyn Sunday Market opens for season. (Every Sunday thru Sept. 12) For more info, call 509-649-2695 or visit www.RoslynMarkets.com.

❖ WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23 Kittitas County Parks & Recreation Dist. 1 7:30 p.m. at the Cle Elum City Hall Council, Chambers, 119 W. First St., Cle Elum.

❖ FRIDAY, JUNE 25 ‘Final Friday’ Live Music & Art Walk 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., downtown Roslyn. For more information, call 509-649-3650.

❖ SATURDAY, JUNE 26

❖ MONDAY, JUNE 7 Cascade Field & Stream Club, 7:00 p.m. at Sunset Cafe in Cle Elum. Info: call 509-674-1714. Coal Mines Trail Commission meeting, 7:00 p.m. at the Carpenter Memorial Library, 302 Pennsylvania Ave., Cle Elum.

❖ THURSDAY, JUNE 10 Alpine Lakes Trail Riders (ALTR) chapter of Back Country Horsemen of WA, 7:00 p.m. at the Roslyn Riders Clubhouse off State Route 903. For info, call Dana Bailey, 509-304-8701.

❖ SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 12-13 Free Fishing Weekend in Washington State. For more info, visit online: wdfw.wa.gov. Annual Coal Bowl ASA Youth Softball 10U/12U Tournament, Cle Elum. For more info, call Gannon Geiger, 509-260-1345 or visit http://ukcbaseball.com.

❖ SATURDAY, JUNE 19 Dachshunds on Parade event, Ellensburg. Info: Ellensburg Chamber, 1-888-925-2204.

Pioneer Days Coronation, Cle Elum Eagles. Info: Cle Elum Roslyn Chamber, 509-674-5958.

❖ SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 26-27 Annual Youth Coal Bowl 10U/12U Tournament, Cle Elum. For more information, call Gannon Geiger, 509-260-1345 or visit http://ukcbaseball.com.

• JUNE EXHIBITS • • Carpenter House Museum and High Country Artist Gallery, Cle Elum; 509-674-9766. • Roslyn Museum 203 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn; 509-649-2355. • Clymer Museum of Art 416 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg; 509-962-6416. • Kittitas County Historical Museum 114 E.Third Ave., Ellensburg; 509-925-3778.

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