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Storyteller, musician and living history performer Karen Haas was at Mountain Meadow Elementary School in Buckley Thursday. Her two shows, “Westword Ho!” and “A Visit With Mother Foss,” were presented to third- and fourth-grade students. Haas, dressed in period attire, talked to fourth-grade students about life on the Oregon Trail during her one-hour stint. She even tried a hat, which would have been worn by a young man in 1855, on David Prendergast. Haas’ state-funded visit is part of a program to connect cultures and keep humanities alive. The second performance covered Thea Foss and her husband Andrew’s arrival from Norway in Tacoma in 1889. Mountain Meadow’s Penny Keating, who was overseeing the program, said she was thankful to the Washington state legislators for funding the program.