Today’s Bloom

“A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.”
– Edgar Watson Howe

Photo taken at Rattlesnake Lake , North Bend, Washington

About Edgar Watson Howe

Pithy American newspaperman Edgar Watson Howe was known as the “Sage of Potato Hill.” He was born in Indiana in 1853. He learned the printing trade at his father’s shop. He left home at age 14 and by age 18, he was editing a local paper in Colorado. In 1877, he established the Atchison, Kansas, Daily Globe. He also wrote fiction; his most successful novel, The Story of a Country Town, was a bleak portrayal of life on the prairie. He died in October 1937.

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