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LEARNING FROM WHERE YOU LIVE, PT.1: NORTH BEND

 

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Ask the North Bend question.

In a reflective moment that soon passed, I asked my Dad which of us grew up in a rougher town.

I felt certain he’d say his town, Ryderwood.

Ryderwood was a logging camp town, a company town with a company store.

The one thing all logging company towns have in common? Loggers.

They are full of loggers, logger’s wives, and logger’s kids.

Score for Ryderwood, Washington at the Vader exit.

Except like all good dads, mine had a surprise answer.

He picked North Bend, then explained why. [Read More…]

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