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125 Years Ago

From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, May 6, 1898

Crazy Man from Kamiac

M. K. J. Strattler is the latest candidate for Medical Lake, having been committed as insane. For three weeks he has been annoying the people about Kamiac butte. In the dark woods on the steep north side of the mountain he had a lair, furnished with a tattered quilt. There he spent his time until hunger drove him to a farm house, often going three or four days without a meal. People finally became afraid of him and Constables Callison and Pickard of Palouse were ordered by the sherif...

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