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  • Monmouth, Oregon is a small town in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Until 2003, its most unique feature was its local prohibition law which prevented alcohol sales anywhere inside city limits. People in Monmouth still drank and often they would discard empty beer cans along the country road that my grandfather walked every day to work. This is a short story told by my grandfather, Gary Huxford.

    *Important recycling note: In Oregon there is a 5 cent deposit on cans.

    [Photo Credit: Carol Jones]
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