The area itself is called Vinegar Flats, after a long since demolished pickle factory. The years that I spent in this somewhat secluded hamlet were productive and enjoyable. I managed to get a lot of work done in the small two-story house that I lived in. I was also both biking and jogging quite a bit, and remember jogging in winter along this small, snow-packed dirt road with my border collie Marilyn Monroe, while we were paced for several blocks by an American bald eagle that was looking for food. 

There will be several Latah Creek paintings, along with other Spokane and Seattle area subjects in the exhibition. 

“My Old Haunts: An Exhibition of Paintings by William E. Elston” opens September 25, 2015, at Dodson’s Jewelers and Fine Arts, 516 W Riverside Ave, Spokane, WA 99201. Hours are Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm, Sat 10am – 5pm. Opening reception is Friday, September 25, 5 – 8pm.