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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Cashup Davis meet & greets nets accounts for book project


November 21, 2019

Jim Martin, great-grandson of Cashup Davis, examines a picture of the hotel on top of Steptoe Butte at the Perkins House at the Nov. 14 meet and greet.

Tightly gathered around a table in the dining room of the Perkins House with others sitting just outside the circle, residents shared stories, pictures and passed down memories about Cashup Davis and the Palouse region.

Leading the meeting was Jeff Burnside, award-winning investigative reporter, and Gordon Davis, great-grandson of Cashup.

"The best we can do is interview people who remember conversations from their grandparents or great-grandparents about Cashup," Burnside said.

Burnside and Davis also conducted public meeting Nov. 14, at the Oakesdale museum.

Burnside said their response t...

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