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After eight years of research, interviews and studying years of newspaper archives and maps I am ready to announce he release of my first book.  The absolutely true story of Hope Nance, the last surviving member of Grandview in the Lower Desert of Central Oregon. 

I spent one day a month with Hope for three years.   Born in homesteaders cabin, she tells of her birth, her loss of a mother, the memories of her siblings and her coming of age in a remote farm in the Central Oregon desert.   It was also drawn from six years of researchmg newspapers, interviews with relatives and friends, and the internet.   When she asked me if I could write her her story, how could I say no !

Here is her story !

available starting March 18

Place Your Order HERE

$15 + $3 s&h

Finding Hope

Initially available

on my website only

self pubilshed--limited supply

First Edition will be sold only through Facebook, the Boy Howdy newsletter and website.

You can view the scrapbook of the project


Read a sample chapter HERE


6" x 9"

145 pages

2 Maps

17 Vintage family photographs

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