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Lone Graves, Loup Loup Ridge - Sam and Austin Harris
(Okanogan)
Loup Loup (ghost town), WA
Sam Harris, age 7, and his brother, Austin Harris, age 9,  were drowned Jun 4, 1922.
 
If you walk north from the old road just east of the Loup Loup summit, you'll come to a sharp ridge top where the country falls away toward the Okanogan on the east and the Methow on the west.  A small square of earth bordered by cobble stones where two granite boulders set close together.  There's a chiseled "X" on the top of one stone and where the initials A.H. and S.H. once were carved in the stone.  On June 4, 1922, Sam Harris, 7, and his brother, Austin, 9, were wading in Conconully Lake with a playmate when one of them slipped into a deep channel and his brother tried to rescue him.  Neither could swim and they both drowned.  The rest is hearsay, legend.  Mr. Harris and his wife, Dorothea, took the bodies back to Okanogan and Mr. Harris made the boys' wood coffins.  The next day the Harrises had hauled the coffins up Loup Loup Ridge and buried their boys. The land is now part of the Okanogan Forest under the Department of Natural Resources. 
 
Two young boys, Sam Harris, 7 and his brother, Austin, 9, sons of Mrr.and Mrs. P. T. Harris, were wading in Conconully Lake  when one of them slipped in the lake.  His brother tried to rescue him. Neither could swim and both drowned, June 4, 1922.   The Harrises took the boys' bodies back to Okanogan and reportedly "No help needed!"   The boys' were carried to their final resting place east of the Loup Loup Summit on a steep ridge over looking Okanogan on the east and the Methow on the west.  A small square of earth bordered by small stones, with two gigantic boulders set close together.  A chiseled "X" on the top of one stone.  Later, someone added a pole fence surrounding the grave site. "Hidden Graves: Drowned Lads Rest on Loup Loup Ridge" _____________________________________________________________