Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Betty Vanderwielen

Roads and Trails Tailings 1

Upper Swan Valley Historical Society – Roads and trails


September 23, 2021

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Nathan Kauffman shares his logging stories.

Interaction between the speakers and the audience at the Roads and Trails program presented Aug. 7 by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society generated additional tales worth sharing. These short stories will be shared for the next two weeks to wrap up the series.

Drinking stories

The old roads had their challenges, but they never kept the folks in the valley from having fun.

Gene Miller's memory that the road from Condon to Swan Lake was virtually impassable during winter prompted someone from the audience to call out, "Well, you could use horses and sleighs." There was audience laughte...

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