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By Roger Harnack
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Happy trails

John Wayne wagons, riders complete trek across Eastern Washington


Last updated 6/8/2021 at 9:24am

Roger Harnack

Laurie Christean of Ravensdale - a Whitman County native - cools off her 4-year-old horse, Grace, upon arrival in Tekoa on Saturday, June 4.

TEKOA - "My horse and I are tough enough."

That was the mantra of John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders who completed the grueling 200-plus-mile, two-week trail ride Saturday, June 5.

The wagon train and horse riders started at a farm in Easton and rode daily until their reached the Idaho border Saturday afternoon.

"My brain I half-dead," an exhausted Rachel Miller of Peshastin said as she reached Tekoa on Friday afternoon, June 4. "In normal years, this would've been the end."

But because riders were denied an opportunity to complete the trek and promoted the John Wayne Trail – the name h...

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