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Ten Years Ago-July 24, 2008

No history of Columbia County could be told without including the Broughton family, now known for their large, well-managed parcels of land, but in the beginning the story was much smaller, focused upon one young man who left his home in Maryland in 1872 at the age of 17 to travel west. Charles J. Broughton, who was born in Somerset County, Maryland in 1854 accompanied his Uncle Buck Broughton West. Working for his uncle’s packing company, riding the bell mare and cooking for the packers on the trail between Missoula and Wallula.

Photo caption: This 1919 photo...

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