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Historic preservation gives a town a sense of community, history



May 23, 2019

Photo Provided/Creswell Area Historical Society

The Creswell Old Schoolhouse, as seen in 1875.

By Annette Bowers Gapp

Creswell was my hometown growing up. In my heart, it is still my hometown.

I come back quite often to visit family. My mom saves The Creswell Chronicle for me (at my request), so I can read news about what's happening in "the Friendly City," where I spent 12 years getting an education. When I read the articles on efforts to save The Old Schoolhouse, I cheered and wondered what I could do to help.

I enjoy local history and have always loved to hear stories of those elder to me about long ago days. I guess you could say I have a passion for the past. A landlord of min...

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