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Falk's Claim

Falk's Claim

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By Jon Humboldt Gates. Nominated for the Forest History Award, Falk’s Claim chronicles a lumber community from its bustling peak through its decline to a ghost town. Told through personal histories, it is a vivid portrait of a disappearing way of life in small rural communities. Richly illustrated with photographs, the daily lives emerge - trusted neighbors, rough-edged ways of the lumber camps, the town characters, the kids, the fights and festivities. Throughout this tale, the sense of change and renewal challenges our notions of permanence, reminding us that our history is but a moment when measured against the enduring cycles of nature.

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