Story by Hank Nelson of Wasilla, Alaska New Alaskan 1989 Reprinted with Permission From the beginning, O.K. Joe was born to be a logger. It is academic now but there was a time in Joe's youth when his fate might have been otherwise. Joseph Otteson Knutsen was born into a very wealthy Bostonian family. His mother, Elizabeth, was a pianist of some worth and her husband, Knute, was a first-rate … [Read more...] about A Christmas Story – O.K. Joe and J.C.
Historic Photo of Weed Lumber Company courtesy Gail Jenner Collection. From the January 3, 1928 issue of THE SISKIYOU TIMES, an article entitled OUTLOOK FOR SISKIYOU IN 1928 EXCEEDINGLY BRIGHT IN ALL THE DIFFERENT INDSUTRIES…..caught my attention. One of the most important projects listed for the upcoming year was the completion of the Montague Conservation District. Under its umbrella, thousands … [Read more...] about Early Industries – from 1928