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Wilf Woods| Two Sisters stand guard

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The explorers of this region in early 19th century commented on a unique artifact alongside what’s now the Alcoa Highway just south of the Appleyard.

It consists of two sandstone spires with holes in them that native Americans called sisters. I misled some folks asking about them, thinking they had been described in 1841 by members of the Wilkes expedition.

But no, their description first dates to 1811, when the Astorians enroute to found Fort Okanogan spied them. Bill Layman,…

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