Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

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By Betty Vanderwielen
Pathfinder 

The Path to Now

Part I of III - The Pathfinder Turns 30 - This begins a 3-part series on the history of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder.

 

This editorial cartoon drawn by Anne Dahl appeared in the second issue of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder. While the cartoon suggests loggers might find the new newspaper of no more use than as fire starter, it also hinted at the trepidation the new owners felt, wondering if their new venture would be valued by the residents of the valleys.

SEELEY LAKE – An anniversary is a time for remembering the beginning, for looking at then and tracing the path to now. As the Seeley Swan Pathfinder prepares for its 30th Anniversary Celebration June 25, it seems appropriate to revisit the when, how and why of the Pathfinder's beginnings.

Condon resident Suzanne Vernon said that in 1986 fate matched her and her husband Sheldon with former Seeley Lake residents Dick and Michele Potter to create a weekly newspaper. Though another paper, The Valley Times, was already in existence, its purpose as stated in its first issue in 1983 was "to be o...



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