Former Creswell man trying to rebuild legacy after wildfire

THE BEND BULLETIN/PHOTOTerry “Mike” Harper stands at his property after the Darlene Fire.

LA PINE – Residents in and around La Pine on July 16 have since returned to their homes after the Darlene Fire ravaged the surrounding countryside.

But for some, it was not a welcoming sight. 

Like for former longtime Creswell resident Terry “Mike” Harper, 72, who moved away from Creswell four years ago, with a dream that one day he would live totally “off the grid.”

People over the decades may remember seeing Harper hanging . . .