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Cascadia resident's Ghost Towne awakens memories of past


September 16, 2020

TERRY LAHODNY stands amidst some of the exhibits at his Short Bridge Ghost Towne Attraction in Cascadia.

What started out as a means to keep Terry Lahodny's pets safe and teach his grandchildren a lesson has turned into an attraction that draws people from all over to see the mock western town he's built beside Highway 20 in Cascadia.

The Short Bridge Ghost Towne Attraction, so named because it's located across from Cascadia's covered Short Bridge, sits where the Cascadia Bar and old Maples Store once stood.

Lahodny, who built and lives behind the ghost town attraction, remembers the store before it burned down.

"They had wood floors, big thick planks 4 inches thick, you know, where you can wa...

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