Their mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.Kathryn Mc Cune Hurd, who lives in the rural Garfield district outside Estacada, is the author of historical biographies chronicling the lives of prominent Pacific Northwest residents.Once when the IRS was ‘on him’, he told his Italian lawyer, “Casiro, just give them a bunch of numbers and confuse them” He thrived on business-oriented activity, which is how he chose to spend the majority of his time.In fact, his associations with members of his family generally centered on some aspect of the operation of the furniture factory or real estate holdings. But when she held your book in her hands her memory became crystal clear, and she told me stories about her father and their life.To his relatives he exhibited quirks of character that were both irritating and endearing.His sparse education left him short in math skills.The way I remember it, Bre’r Rabbit had been captured by Bre’r Fox. But please, please, don’t throw me into the briar patch! Thank you.” Sincerely, Doris Price Bruno Paul John B.
Briarwood When I was a child, I heard the story of Uncle Remus and Bre’r Rabbit. The rabbit was at home in an area which appeared inhospitable to others. The people who settled in Briarwood over the years thrived, too. Only the independent, the courageous, the self-sufficient would consider this a home. “Dear Kathryn, It was a pleasure to read your book about Briarwood. I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting old friends in our neighborhood that is fast disappearing.
About 2,400 people live in the incorporated city of Estacada, but the majority of a population of 18,000 lives in the unincorporated towns that surround it.
These communities were settled as early as 1847 and boasted their own schools, churches, businesses, and post offices long before the incorporation of Estacada.
Their lush histories provide a colorful foundation for the people and areas now collectively referred to as Estacada.
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