Ritzville 4

This posting on Ritzville is really about some more of the people that I met there.   There are, of course, many more people to meet which is one of the main reasons that I continue to return.  They all have their own stories. Unfortunately I do not have a…

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Lily and Scotty, Ritzville 3

  Zion Philadelphia United Church of Christ I first saw Lily and Scotty walking hand in hand getting the morning air and the thought occurred to me that they might make an interesting couple to photograph. However, I had the historic Zion Philadelphia United Church of Christ with its unusual…

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Neighborhoods

Neighborhood: Ritzville As I photographed in small towns in eastern Washington a colleague has pressed me, “Show me what the town’s neighborhoods looks like.” What she meant was that a photograph of a building or two, or more likely a small series of building details does not satisfy her (or…

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Ritzville 2

Weber’s Repair Ritzville draws me and requires two more postings.  There are several people that are working to save what they can of historic Ritzville. They do not always agree on what should be done but recapturing some of what the town was is uppermost in their minds.  Old buildings have…

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Ritzville 1

Neighborhood Wheat Agricultural fields surrounding the town of Ritzville define its limits like lines on a map or a fence around a corral.  Wheat built this town. There is a very active industry of wheat transportation, and the town supports a small airstrip used primarily by crop dusters and large grain…

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Lind, Benge and Ralston

City Park, Lind The three towns in today’s post are spread across Adams County, WA. Lind is the largest with about 500 inhabitants. The railroad goes by town on its way from Spokane to Portland and it has a large grain elevator complex and businesses that support agriculture.  Downtown businesses…

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Wheat Country (new)

Recently I was searching for books by one of my favorite authors, Kent Haruf, and found West of Last Chance by Peter Brown and Kent Haruf. Peter is an exceptional photographer and their collaboration of images and words are compelling. I urge you to check out Peter’s website www.petertbrown.com. Kent is well known…

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Washtucna

Main Street, Washtucna The place to meet people in Washtucna is Sonny’s. I don’t know how Sonny’s originated but I am told that some time ago it changed its name and proprietorship to Frank’s and now has been reborn as Sonny’s again. Sonny’s has a couple of flat screen TVs,…

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Kahlotus, WA

Kahlotus, WA I first stumbled into Kahlotus several years ago while on a photo trip with my good friend Susan Huber. Susan is an outstanding artist and I urge you to visit her web site: www.susanhuber.com.  I vowed then to return someday and the rest is history. Kahlotus is located…

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Connell, WA

Morning Coffee, Connell Connell was the base of my early photographic expeditions in eastern Washington, and the largest (pop. 5000) of the towns I visited. It has both upper middle-income and lower middle-income neighborhoods, two large mobile home parks that are a little scruffy, and a big RV facility.  A…

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