A Montana sapphire fit for a king
The Reporter's Notebook
Last updated 11/7/2018 at 10:12am
Meet the late Will Chaussee. On the outside, he was a cedar lumber owner-dealer. On the inside, he was a mountain man, and he owned a sapphire mine between Hamilton and Philipsburg, Montana.
He retired and annually invited me to his place up in the mountains, where we fished, explored a bit and told stories that were mostly true.
He had returned to Bothell on business and looked in on me at the...