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Pages of History: Tough break! Nothing left but to work

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, March 1945.

All along the Smith River for the past few days, particularly in the Hiouchi vicinity, are signs of strange and unusual activity among the suburban homes and places of denizens who inhabit that neighborhood.

Several campground proprietors, for instance, have been busy as bees around their premises —  Scotty McFerren, for one has been just making things hum around Evergreen Glade Camp, while Jack Workman is busier than the proverbial cat — even the homesteaders apparently show signs of spring fever.

Take Jack Welch, he’s industrious as a beaver, clouding the skies with brush fires from land he is clearing; and Jim Harris, the Sage of Wicklow Wood, out early and late with his spade and hoe; and many others who can be seen laboring in the fields and gardens.

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