Dr. Robert Bond shares Priest Lake stories with his wife Georgene at their cabin on the end of Coolin Bay.
Recorded July 2, 2019 Archived July 2, 2019 45:53 minutes
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DescriptionDr. Robert Bond shares Priest Lake stories with his wife Georgene at their cabin on the end of Coolin Bay. Bond talks about his father, Robert Bond, who became the Priest River doctor in 1936, serving the region including home deliveries of babies, WWII induction exams, the care of Diamond Match loggers, and monitoring the health of local prostitutes. He built a cabin on Steamboat Bay and then one at the end of Coolin Bay. In the late 1940s, he took his son along to film the flume on Indian Creek and the log drive on the Priest River. http://scawild.org/2018/01/03/1948-video-of-the-last-log-drive/ Robert and Georgene spent their first summers together on Priest Lake lookouts. He is an avid birder and discusses his lifelong interest in birding at Priest Lake and creating his book, Birds of the Priest Lake Ecosystem.
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