Refuge: The Persistent Past

by Zbigniew

Here, the Douglas Firs reached 400 feet. A steady diet of salmon fertilizer, the remains of feasting black bears, produced the tallest trees on the planet.

The forest housed, clothed and transported First People, proclaimed their kinship and myth.

Early European colonist earned their keep as loggers and sawmill workers, quaffed their thirsts is wooden saloons, and slept in wood frame homes heated by wood fires. And they walked streets paved with wooden blocks that support us still.