Prior to the early 1870s, Oregon's Long Creek Valley was an isolated oasis of bunch grass and wildlife surrounded by rugged, heavily timbered mountains. Among the valley's first white settlers, lured by the abundance of grass and water, were William F. Willingham's great-grandparents. During summer visits as a child, he listened to his elderly relatives' stories about growing up on the frontier. In Starting Over , the author draws on a range of sources...
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