Charles A. Nelson"The oldest pioneer on the Long Beach Peninsula for many years, Charles A. Nelson, 94, of Nahcotta, died April 29 while a resident of the New Seaera Convalescent Home in Long Beach. He was a life-time resident of the Nahcotta-Oysterville area and was born in Oysterville on August 5, 1883. ...

"He was a little boy of four or five years when South Bend residents 'stole' the Oysterville county seat and court house records ... As a boy, the Willapa Bay area, beach, and woods provided an ample playground and he would play with white and Indians boys alike. He would go home with the Indian boys and listen to their grandpas tell Indian folklore, fables and legends. 'We'd swallow them stories whole,' he was reported to have said about those times.

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