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|The far woods is a forest near the McKibben Mill, about a quarter of a mile west from Opal's home.
Opal calls this area the far woods because she thinks it is far from her house.
Picture: Sky view of the far woods today
Paragraph 194: A box in the woods
Paragraph 479: The place where the ferns grow
|little house of Dear Love|
|The little house of Dear Love is close to the McKibben mill by the far woods where her husband works.
Dear Love and her young husband are friends of Opal's and neighbors of Sadie McKibben. They lived in a one room house like Opal's family did.
Picture: Sky view
Paragraph 198: The angel's mistake
Paragraph 341: Flower bed for Dear Love
|The mill by the far woods was owned by Sadie McKibben's family. Several other neighbors of Opal's also worked in the McKibben mill.
A lumber mill turns cut trees and logs into planks and lumber. The loggers and mill workers live near it in bunk houses housing as many as 20 or more men. The McKibben lumber mill burned down in 1907, a couple of years after Opal moved from Walden into Cottage Grove.
Picture: the McKibben mill by the far woods
Picture: sky view of the mill by the far woods
Paragraph 5: The road to Sadie McKibbon's house
Paragraph 303: Watching the folks from the lumber camp
|Sadie McKibben is a neighbor and one of Opal's very best friends.
Sadie gave Opal paper and pencils for her writing and encouraged her in many ways.
Sadie's family owned the "mill by the far woods". She died giving birth on August 6, 1911. She is buried in Cottage Grove's Fir Grove Cemetery.
|Picture: Sadie McKibben
Picture: McKibben and Patton family reunion in 1905
Scene 4: The Beauty of Sadie McKibben
Scene 65: Wash-day for Sadie McKibben
Scene 99: Sadie McKibben's hair
|Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus|
Opal has given this name to a wood rat who is one of her favorite pets. Opal very often carries Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus whenever she goes visiting or exploring.
Opal named her pet rat after the poet Thomas Chatterton, and two gods of classical mythology.
|More about: Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus
About: the poet Thomas Chatterton
I walked over untothe house of Sadie McKibben."
|Paragraph 426: Example|
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