Shannon Applegate's visit with several elderly Applegate relatives changed the course of her creative life.
Soon afterward, she moved into the ancestral home in Yoncalla and began the seventeen years of researching and
writing that led to Skookum. Her recent experiences as sexton of the Applegate Pioneer Cemetery are chronicled
in her book, Living Among Headstones: Life in a Country Cemetery. She is also co-editor of Talking on Paper:
An Anthology of Oregon Letters and Diaries (OSU Press).
Books by this Author
Talking on Paper
Contributors to this anthology of Oregon letters and diaries include a missionary and a gambler, a prosoner and a judge, a clown and a civil...
In 1843, brothers Jesse, Lindsay, and Charley Applegate — accompanied by their wives and 22 children — led the first major wagon train from Missouri...