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by Willard R. Espy


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Oysterville is now a tiny village on the Long Beach peninsula in Washington state, but at one time it was a classic boomtown. Terrific book by Washington-born Willard Espy of the Espy family who founded Oysterville.

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Espy-whose family pride has, happily, been but dimly denied-is a resident of Oysterville, the town in the southwestern . Considerably less noble are other Espy ancestors but all are vital and animated figures upon the maps of our childhood classrooms-those charting a people moving westward.

Espy-whose family pride has, happily, been but dimly denied-is a resident of Oysterville, the town in the southwestern corner of the state of Washington which his grandfather founded in 1854. And within the Espy genes are the ""coded instructions from three hundred years of American preachers, farmers, tanners, doctors, beggars, and plantation owners; from sergeants, politicians, Indian fighters, haywards, storekeepers, and witches.

Publisher description: Oysterville is the tale, truly recorded, magnificently told, of four families who settled up and down the East Coast of America three centuries ago and subsequently migrated west. From Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, they trundled their Conestoga wagons across the prairies, unaware that destiny would eventually bring them to a coast overlooking the North Pacific Ocean, where their genes would commingle in the tiny settlement of Oysterville in the territory of Washington.

Later in life he split his time between Manhattan and Oysterville, and wrote nationally bestselling books on local history, including Oysterville: Roads to Grandpa's Village (1977) and Skulduggery on Shoalwater Bay (1998)

Later in life he split his time between Manhattan and Oysterville, and wrote nationally bestselling books on local history, including Oysterville: Roads to Grandpa's Village (1977) and Skulduggery on Shoalwater Bay (1998). Two of his books on wordplay, The Game of Words and An Almanac of Words at Play, were honored at the Governor's Writers Day Awards (now the Washington Espy died aged 88 in a New York City hospital in 1999.

Bibliographic Details. Title: Oysterville: Roads to Grandpa's Village. Publisher: C. N. Potter, New York. Publication Date: 1977.

Flag as Inappropriate. Later in life he split his time between Manhattan and Oysterville, and wrote nationally bestselling books on local history, including Oysterville: Roads to Grandpa's Village (1977) and Skulduggery on Shoalwater Bay (1998)

Flag as Inappropriate. Later in life he split his time between Manhattan and Oysterville, and wrote nationally bestselling books on local history, including Oysterville: Roads to Grandpa's Village (1977) and Skulduggery on Shoalwater Bay (1998). His daughter George Plimpton.

The New York Times Archives. View on timesmachine. This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems.

"Oysterville" is the magnificently told tales of four families who settled up and down the East Coast of America three centuries ago and subsequently migrated west, eventually arriving at the tiny settlement of Oysterville on the Pacific coast in the territory of Washington.

Comments: (3)

Iaran
Haven't finished it yet, but this is a fascinating history of northern Washington State. Espy is a wonderful writer. I enjoy all his books. This particular copy turned out to be an autographed first edition! Thanks, Amazon!
Gldasiy
Oysterville is now a tiny village on the Long Beach peninsula in Washington state, but at one time it was a classic boomtown. Mr. Espy is a superb writer, and this book is a tribute to his family and indeed all pioneers.
Abywis
Terrific book by Washington-born Willard Espy of the Espy family who founded Oysterville. A wonderful, moving account of the Espy ancestors homesteading in the Columbia River Valley. Lush with detail. Not to be missed!
Oysterville: Roads to Grandpa's Village download epub
Memoirs
Author: Willard R. Espy
ISBN: 0517521962
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Memoirs
Language: English
Publisher: Crown Pub; 1st edition (April 1, 1977)