Hunting What?

Science, Art, Music, Education, History…my interests are varied and sometimes obscure. This is about the intrigue and mystery of everyday life. In post-revolutionary America, long hunters were explorers who sometimes spent years in the wilderness, hunting and accumulating information about a world that was barely understood. Today we are privileged to hunt from home, but the hunt can still take years.

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Copyright 2009 Mark D. Danielson

6 responses to “Hunting What?

  1. William Layman

    Hi Mark, would love to talk with you about any historical images you might have found that show Sentinel Gap and more particularly stories on trail, then early roads that skirted the left bank. Also I’m quite interested if there are any photographs in the family collection that show petroglyphs of the Columbia. I have written a book, Native River: The Mid Columbia Remembered that focuses on the river.
    Bill Layman

    • Mark Danielson

      Hi, Bill. It’s a pleasure to hear from you. I haven’t spent much time on my blog over the past several months because it was the testing season at the end of the school year! Messes everything up. Off hand I don’t recall any images of Sentinel Gap in the family collection. I wish there were some, and I’ll try to spend a little time looking through them again. I know we had one photograph of the new bridge for the railroad (from 1927 or so). I have a copy of your book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Where are you located? Thank you for contributing your work to the people of this region. Growing up over there I often felt totally isolated from all the other places where things happened. I’ve learned to see the region differently as an adult.
      Mark Danielson

      • Harriet M. Weber

        Hi Mark,
        Just found your blog here. So wonderful that you are publishing these remembrances about the area there. Would you be willing to let us put some of them, with photos, in our little historical society newsletter? WE are the Quincy Valley Historical Society & Museum in Quincy, WA. Thank you, Harriet Weber

      • Mark Danielson

        Hello, Harriet. As you may have guessed, I haven’t been monitoring my blog for a while. I’m keeping busy with other things and I’ve used up some of my resources. Thank you for your kind requests. You are certainly welcome to borrow from the blog. I’m sure my father would have jumped at the chance to share. Please let me know what I can do to help you.

  2. Katherine White Rouzie

    Just came across your entry on the Hutchinson brothers. My grandfather, Cull A. White, used to tell me stories and he wrote some of them down I believe about them. In particular, I remember one about Ben’s horses legs getting stuck between railroad ties near Trinidad with an oncoming train. Pretty sure the horse made it. Thank you for sharing!

    • Mark Danielson

      Was that the same Cull A. White who documented the Ephrata rodeo? He had some fine pictures of Ben and of a pioneer settlement.

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