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Volpentest Story Tells of Tri-Cities "Community Godfather"

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RICHLAND, WA - He shaped the history of Hanford and some even call him the godfather of the Tri-Cities. Now Sam Volpentest is being remembered in a book.

Author C. Mark Smith has studied the life of his late friend and in his second book tells the story of the origins of the tri-cities through the work of Volpentest. Smith is one of many authors at the Rivers of Ink writer's conference at the Richland public library this weekend.

"Nobody knows for sure, but Sam brought something on the order of 30 billion dollars into this community and created the community that we have today," said Smith.

Smith's book is called Community Godfather. It has not hit the bookshelves yet, but you can pre-order it online at his website: www.cms-author.com