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Forestry center to celebrate 45 years
The Green County Forestry Educational Center, is housed inside the former West Clarno School, south of Monroe, which was built in 1920. (Times photos: Anthony Wahl)
The Green County Forestry Educational Center, the brainchild of one of Green County's leading cheesemakers, Albert Deppeler, celebrates 45 years next month. During its inception in 1968, the center's fledging corporation sold membership shares at $25 each to raise $6,100 needed to purchase the West Clarno School, a one-room, brick building auctioned off by the Monroe School District. Behind it sat 20 acres of woods, which Deppeler and his wife, Marion, donated to the cause.