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Ten Years Ago

July 19, 2007

Grain growers in the Touchet Valley and surrounding countryside should be harvesting in full swing by this weekend. Throughout this week, local farmers started cutting to get the 2007 harvest under way, said J.E. McCaw, manager of the local branch of Northwest Grain Growers. An early sense of this year’s crop indicate that yield ranges from fair to excellent, McCaw said, though reports of yields have shown a wide range.

Less than 20 years after the first settlers came to the Touchet Valley in 1859, the forebears of the Zuger family arrived and carved their cla...

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