After word of his sweetheart’s death reached Henry “Hen” Lane in the Salmon River gold fields in the summer of 1862, he never returned to Yoncalla to retrieve his fiddle. What Lane did with his life after pneumonia claimed Harriette Applegate remains a mystery. But one Applegate descendant in Douglas County managed to track down the fiddle, and will be helping to celebrate its return this weekend — 140 years after it last sounded in Yoncalla. The Applegate House on Saturday will once again open its doors for an end-of-summer celebration. But this year, instead of an Apple Day, it …
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