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Ten Years Ago

July 16, 2009

Some of the Spring Valley Ranches ground was once owned by William G. Preston, who spent several years in a variety of enterprises before landing in Waitsburg and becoming one of the most prominent landowners. The Smiths farmed the ground for several decades on behalf of Preston heirs. Preston and his brother Platt, came to the Touchet Valley, arriving in Waitsburg around 1865 and soon buying a stake in the flour mill built by Sylvester M. Wait.

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