Pushed out of Europe by conflict and poverty into Canada and the United States, settlers from across the nation and the world made their way to Northeast Washington in the first decades of the 20th Century. They not only settled in the small towns at the crossroads of wagon trails and railroads. They moved out to build communities wherever there was a mine to work or land to farm. A log cabin, a cow and a clearing in the woods was all that many first settlers had to make a living. The stories of these people at the ends of the roads have been passed on by their descendants and make a continuous pattern from their lives into our own.