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Just an Old Chimney
Just and Old ChimneySummary
Westlake First News
Published June 8, 2001
By David A. Brown

There's an old chimney that stands out in a field, away from everything, on Circle 12 Ranch in Westlake, and I wish I could talk to it. If it's anywhere near as old as it seems, it must have seen a good deal of history pass by.  Who built it and when and why?  Was it some settler making a home for himself and his family, with a fireplace to keep them all warm on the coldest winter day?  Was it a defeated Confederate soldier returning from the horror of the Civil War to find that nothing was left of his former home?

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