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After 100 years and many miles, new centenarian happily back in old ‘home’

 

February 21, 2017

RACHEL VOGEL relaxes in her home after celebrating her 100th birthday.

Rachel Vogel still lives in the house she was born in 100 years ago, on Feb. 9, 1917.

She’s moved around during her life – Alaska, New York, Hawaii – as she moved through various careers. But in the end, she’s back home.

“I took quite a few forays into the commercial world, but always came back to my teaching, education,” Vogel said.

She taught in the elementary grades for several years in Sweet Home before her interest in libraries prompted her to earn her masters degree in educational media from Western Oregon University.

“I was supervisor of the school district...



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