Oysterville Daybook Archives

By Any Other Name

By Any Other Name

Our Place        The sign on the porch above our gate has been there as long as I can remember.  It says “TSAKO-TE-HASH-EETL” and means “place of the red-topped grass.”  It is what the Chinook Indians called this area because in the summer,...

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…and oyster shells all in a row!

…and oyster shells all in a row!

Oyster Schooner Louisa Morrison, 1868      The garden beds on either side of our east door grow native oyster shells – or so it seems.  Each spring as I begin the winter clean-up chores, I find that more than the weeds have multiplied.  The small,...

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Happy Birthday to Oysterville!

Happy Birthday to Oysterville!

Hip Hip Hooray!  Raise the Flag!  Fire the Cannon!  Today marks the 156th anniversary of the founding of Oysterville!  According to the account by Robert Hamilton Espy, he and Isaac Alonzo Clark kept their rendezvous with Chinook elder Klickeas on...

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