February 27, 2013
Dave Roberts, left, watches as Allen Madril, National Forest Service Heritage Project manager, examines a muzzle-loading shotgun found by Roberts when he was a boy exploring a cabin site near Mount Adams. An inlaid badge on the gun's stock indicates it may have been owned by a Forest Service ranger.
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WALLA WALLA — A long-ago treasure hunting expedition may have yielded a link to the early days of the U.S. Forest Service in Washington state.