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By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 

'Pitching a ringer' - Longtime resident, vet is a man of milestones


November 14, 2019

Aliya Hall/The Chronicle

Lowell Davis, 97, stands in front of some of the trophies he won for horseshoe pitching. He won three Open Men's Championships, seven Elder Men's Championships and the Northwest Horseshoe Championship in Washington.

CRESWELL – At 97, veteran and longtime resident Lowell Davis is still going strong. He doesn't have to take any prescribed medication and it only cost him $20 last year for health-related services.

"I've been very fortunate in being in mostly good health all my life," he said. "I've been active and I had a stroke, but I was still pitching horseshoes until I was 90 years old."

Davis has been a Creswell resident for 59 years. Along with being a champion horseshoer, he served in the Navy during World War II and worked as a tree cutter in the coastal range for 36 years.

Davis grew up in Loran...

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