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Jim Rapley, last of the Skyline cowboys, dies at 105

Original post made on Sep 21, 2007

Jim Rapley, who died peacefully on Aug. 31 at 105, was a legend in his time. A third-generation rancher on Skyline, he ran cattle on Langley Hill for 55 years. And he had a special talent for spinning tales about the old days, back to the times when both sets of grandparents ranched the Peninsula hills.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 12:00 AM

Comments (2)

Posted by Joey, a resident of another community
on Sep 21, 2007 at 1:44 pm

Someone copied the links above wrong. Here are the correct links:

Web Link

Web Link


Posted by Tim Rapley, Sr., a resident of another community
on Oct 16, 2007 at 10:23 pm

Jamie Rapley is Tim Rapley's uncle, his father's brother. We are thankful to have received this piece for our records. We appreciate whoever sent it to us. We loved Jamie, he was a sweet man. He was a quiet man, but he had a lot of spunk. He always had stories to tell whenever we got together. He always made us some kind of meal even if it was spagetti or something. He was a kind man and loved his family. We loved him. He loved the view from his private place across from his house in the country. We are so glad to have known him; there aren't too many like him. Thanks, for letting us know. Love, Tim Rapley, Sr.


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