A River Runs Through It

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Title Company with First American Title

The Cedar River starts high in the Cascade Mountains near Yakima Pass. It’s pristine snow pack waters are stored in Chester Morris Lake above Landsburg and continues down the western slopes to Maple Valley then heads northwest several miles through downtown Renton into the southern end of Lake Washington. About 45 miles altogether.

It’s been Seattle’s (and Renton’s) primary water supply since 1901. The watershed is a beautiful high mountain 91,400 acres of protected land owned by the City of Seattle. There’s a lot of fascinating history about this little river and the changes put upon her by our pioneers.

Map of the Cedar River.

Today I celebrate its wonder.

I love to (and don’t often enough) go for walks through town and catch the trail to the Lake. When I was a kid, before the park, I went fishing here with my Grandpa and Uncle George. With my childhood pals we inner-tubed it in the summertime, rented boats on it and rowed out into the lake. We skipped a lot of river rocks and mid September watched the salmon run. I caught my share of crawdads then, back in the day.

Let me not forget that downtown bridge once famous for kissing girls. And lost loves with broken hearts, tossing 'go steady' rings into the water from above.

The Cedar River, downtown Renton, Washington.

I’m not sure what got me thinking, but a list I ran. For much of my life the Cedar has blessed me with its water. I drink it, make coffee, and in it my daily shower. I wash my clothes and cook with it, water my lawn, garden and flowers. I brush my teeth and wash my cars. We freeze it for ice and made Kool Aid, and beat the summers heat running through sprinklers.

What might this have to do with real estate? Why everything, when a river runs through it.

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Gretchen & Mel Ahrens
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You have such a way of portraying this gorgeous setting. Thanks for sharing your river with us.

Gretchen

October 28, 2012 10:16 AM
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René Fabre
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Gretchen: Thanks! Much appreciated. Funny how thinking about the river the other day took me to writing this post. But, I until the other day, hadn't really thought about it in quite the way I discovered it and wrote it. I learned a lot, it was a great little project. Thanks for stopping by!

 

October 28, 2012 06:06 PM
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Gay E. Rosen
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Hi Rene - Sometimes reflecting upon past experiences are the best ways to present our personality and beliefs..  thank you for sharing.

October 29, 2012 09:54 AM
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René Fabre
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Gay: Thanks so much for coming by. I agree, and it's not dwelling in the past, but reflecting and honoring the past to reveal how feel about things today. Thanks again...

October 29, 2012 01:07 PM
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Rene - 'A River Runs Through It' is one of my favorite books and movies. A river is so important to a community for all of the reasons you point out.  I would constantly be going for walks or bicycle rides if I lived near the Cedar River.

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I'm a teacher, artist, blogger and public speaker living in the Pacific Northwest. My passion is the evolving social media environment and how it is profoundly changing the way we do business.


As a certified clock hour instructor, I enjoy teaching new media marketing, social media, and emerging technologies to real estate professionals for the First American Title Real Estate School of Washington and Alaska.


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