Call it Latgawa Road

“Dead Indian Road” is a name derived from “Dead Indian Creek”, which runs into Little Butte Creek upstream from Lake Creek. Some natural soda springs along the creek were named “Dead Indian Soda Springs” and a nearby resort with the same name was built in the 1920s.

In 1953, the resort site was leased by the Forest Service to the Methodist Church as a camp facility, and the church subsequently (and wisely) changed the name to Camp Latgawa. (Latgawa means “those living in the uplands.”)

The road should follow suit. Call it Latgawa Road.

Bruce Borgerson


Sound familiar?

A quotation for our times, from Dostoevski’s The Brothers Karamazov (1879):

“A man who lies to himself and listens to his own lies comes to a point where he does not discern any truth either in himself or anywhere around him, and thus falls into disrespect towards himself and others. Not respecting anyone, he ceases to love, and having no love, he gives himself up to passions and coarse pleasures, in order to occupy and amuse himself, and in his vices reaches complete bestiality, and it all comes from lying continually to others and to himself. A man who lies to himself is often the first to take offense.”

Sound familiar?

Thomas Gunn