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The Chesaning Argonaut

The Fall of Shako

The Fall of Shako is the account of a historical battle between two Indian chiefs that took place near Chesaning, along the banks of the Shiawasse River.  It’s author was a young James Oliver Curwood (1878-1927), who would later go on to become an acclaimed writer of adventure novels.

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The Chesaning Argus

The Chesaning Argus, November 14, 1877

This week we receive some insight into both the past and the future of The Chesaning Argus, and one local pioneer gives his own personal recollections of the great Indian chief Shako, who once made his camp near Chesaning.

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The Forgotten Places of Chesaning

The area surrounding the village of Chesaning contains a surprisingly high number of now lost and forgotten places of interest, most of which no longer appear on any map, and many that have even faded from local memory.

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The Chesaning Argus

The Chesaning Argus, November 7, 1877

While the second issue doesn’t contain anything as singular as last week’s frolic with a naked wild man, it does capture an important moment in Chesaning’s transition away from the lumbering industry to a more diversified economy.

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