Monthly Archives: June 2015

Weekly Register-Call – June 18, 2015

A Tailing Tale of the Ramstetter Family of Golden Gate Canyon Friday evening I had the pleasure of attending Golden Gate History Night at the Golden Gate Grange where the evening’s discussion was led by long-time canyon residents Charlie and Mary Ramstetter and Charlie’s cousin, Jeannie Hostetler. Mary opened the discussion sharing stories of the canyon from 1859 to 1872. During… Read more »

Weekly Register-Call – June 11, 2015

A Tailing Tale of Medicine of the Old West from Susan K. Marlow of Tonasket, Washington Technology exploded during the Gilded Age—the steam engine, electricity, the telegraph—marvels to behold! One would think medicine and health care would be right on track. Unfortunately, this was not the case. “Knife and pain” were two words ingrained in the surgery-bound patient’s mind. Bloodletting (as… Read more »

Weekly Register-Call – May 28, 2015

A Tailing Tale of the Musgrove-Franklin Gang November 25, 1868 – Wrapped in the chilly darkness of night, Sam Dougan stands in the back doorway of the Jack Hill Saloon. Dougan, a member of the Musgrove-Franklin Gang, is wanted for a series of robberies in Denver and mining towns to the north. As he anxiously awaits the return of his friend… Read more »