With this edition, the Herald is introducing a new columnist, John Bush.
John lived and was raised in Martinsburg until he graduated with the first Central High School class of 1961. At age 17, he left for college, fell in love with geology and traveled throughout the United States.
He received his Ph.D. degree in geology at Washington State University and spent most of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest. He taught geology at and has been associated with the University of Idaho for fifty years.
Primarily a teacher, John also did research involving geologic mapping and regional correl...