Eric's Heroes: The man behind the 'Renegade Rooster' preserving one small town's history

The Renegade Rooster in Winlock, Wash. is a museum preserving the town's history and features the collections of Roy Richards. (Photo: KOMO News)

WINLOCK, Wash. - Small town life is a thing of the past and the present in the State of Washington.

Roy Richards is a one-man time capsule - obsessively trying to bridge the gap between small town life, past and present, while at the same time trying to recapture his own childhood.

Just off the not-so-beaten path of downtown Winlock sits The Renegade Rooster. It looks like an old general store from years gone by, but inside you'll find Richards' own personal museum preserving the history of his small town - which was once the world's biggest egg producer.

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