“Towns are like people. Old ones often have character, the new ones are interchangeable,” Wallace Stegner, American writer. I’m not convinced of Stegner’s point about new places, because I’m working out what I think about “character” and changeability.
The annual Pacific County Fair takes place in Menlo, WA., and is one of the oldest fairs in Washington, having started in 1896. The county is about 3 hours southwest of Seattle in Pacific County, which is situated along the Willapa Bay and is named for the nearby Pacific Ocean.