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Sam and Mary spend the week chasing salmon

I live on the Columbia River outside of Longview. Reading this diary from 73 years ago it pretty much is the same. They just finished fishing salmon here the other day. People would go out and sometimes they were lucky and sometimes they weren't. Some of the fish I saw were beauties!

Sunday, Sept. 4, 1949

Ruby, Earl and Sam went out fishing and I slept in. When I got up at 10 it was quite hazy and trying to rain. Very cool out. Cleaned camp and got things ready for breakfast. Very quiet here as everyone is fishing. They got lost near the fish trap. They came in around noon and I cooked breakfa...


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