Last Saturday our Rural Historical Society celebrated Margaret Ashmun, an author, poet and educator born in Rural in 1875. Connie J. Haack-Hurlbut, whose doctoral dissertation was on Margaret Ashmun, presented for the 6th year in a row, an enlightening talk on Margaret Ashmun and read one of Ashmun’s poems. It was a delightful afternoon reflecting upon the life of an historic and influential Rural native. To learn more about Margaret Ashmun from one of her relatives see