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By Reid Thompson
Whitman County Gazette 

Old Mill Days revived


OAKESDALE — The Oakesdale Historical Society and McCoy Valley Museum are preparing to celebrate this year’s Old Mill Days from July 15-16.

After two years of cancellations, the community celebration is expected to bring in several hundred people for food, drink, and entertainment.

“The goal is to bring awareness to our community,” Historical Society Secretary-Treasurer Gail Parsons said, “And also to recognize our history.”

Named after the local landmark, J.C Barron’s Mill, Old Mill Days was once a forgotten rural tradition before it was resurrected in 2013 as a celebration o...

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