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Except for mode of transportation, hunting parties of today differ little than those of yesteryear


October 10, 2019

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This portrait of Judge Chester F. Miller hangs in the Columbia County Courthouse, keeping watch, over the past few decades, of the proceedings of the Superior Court. Miller was one of a handful of local men who hunted and fished in the Blue Mountains, then bothered to make a brief diary of the destinations and activities of the hunting parties.

BLUE MOUNTAINS–Hunters will stream through Dayton on their way to favorite hunting grounds in the Blues this weekend, as they have for over the past 100 years.

From 1889 until 1921, Columbia County Superior Court Judge Chester F. Miller, and a posse of hunting cronies, made annual forays into the forest for the purpose of hunting, fishing, camping and so forth, on saddle horse and with pack...

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