After settling in at Newhalem Campground we hiked to the North Cascades Visitors Center where we learned we could attend a Ranger Talk. At 3:30PM we were the only two visitors sitting by the fireplace so Ranger Anthony Killion sat down with us and told the story of Lucinda Davis, a college educated woman who left a husband and a comfortable life in Denver to, with her three young children, take over her late brother’s homestead claim here in the Skagit Valley just a few miles from where we are now, 25 miles as the crow flies south of the Canadian border in Washington State. Despite tremendous setbacks over the next forty years she and her family built a life, rebuilt their home more than once, farmed, ran a roadhouse, and built a name for themselves.




Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



All Because of an Eclipse

All Because of an Eclipse

It was a fabulous opportunity to not only view the 2024 Solar Eclipse from within the path of totality but also to enjoy a five day weekend with friends from the T@B trailer community at Ohio’s East Harbor State Park on the shore of Lake Erie.