A Rural-Living How-To For City Dwellers

Chelan County issues its "Code of the West," warning emigres from urban areas on what to expect of rural living.

January 16, 2003, 11:00 AM PST

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech

"If you're thinking about moving from Seattle or Los Angeles or some other citified place to central Washington's Chelan County, don't expect the cows to smell sweet, or the roads to be paved or your recyclables to be picked up at the curb.The county has adopted and published the "Code of the West," an informal set of country-living truisms that might help city folks prepare for roughing it as rural residents."It's really just a reality check for people who live in an urbanized environment and aspire to live in a remote environment," Buell Hawkins, a Chelan County commissioner who lives in Wenatchee, said yesterday."

Thanks to Erik Peter Axelson

Tuesday, January 14, 2003 in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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