Thomas Doty – Storyteller


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Synopsis: Doty and Coyote take a time-travel journey through the Applegate Valley of southern Oregon. They begin at McKee Bridge. Guided by Grandma, a local storyteller, they visit Jacksonville during the Rogue River War, spend the winter at an Old Time village where Buncom is now. They visit the lake where Big Snake lives, and the forest home of the Story People. After a little misadventure at the Bigfoot Trap, they enter the depths of Mythtime as they wander into the Enchanted Forest.

This story was commissioned by Jack Shipley (Applegate, OR), Maggie Purves (Applegate, OR), Chris Bratt & Joan Peterson (Applegate, OR), Applegate Valley Business Association (Ruch, OR), and Applegate Valley Community Forum (Ruch, OR).